Beef and Broccoli Stir-Fry

Do you ever think about what your cravings mean?  Not like, “I’m craving a million chocolate chip cookies or ice cream and peanut butter cups,” haha…but if you are really craving veggies, or nuts, or beef.  I feel like we crave what we need, and I am always trying to figure out what my body is telling me.  Recently I have absolutely HAD to have beef, and broccoli, and spinach.  And that leads me to believe that I am in need of some iron and some calcium. Did you know there are lots of good sources of calcium besides dairy milk? And there are also plenty of non-meat sources of iron, too.
Do you ever think about what your cravings mean?  Not like, “I’m craving a million chocolate chip cookies or ice cream and peanut butter cups,” haha…but if you are really craving veggies, or nuts, or beef.  I feel like we crave what we need, and I am always trying to figure out what my body is telling me.  Recently I have absolutely HAD to have beef, and broccoli, and spinach.  And that leads me to believe that I am in need of some iron and some calcium. Did you know there are lots of good sources of calcium besides dairy milk? And there are also plenty of non-meat sources of iron, too.

Ingredients
  • 1.5 pounds beef sliced thin – we used a bottom round steak that they sliced for us at Whole Foods. Skirt steak also works well.
  • 1 head broccoli florets chopped into small pieces
  • 2 Tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 1/2 cup honey
  • 1/2 cup tamari sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • cooked rice for serving

Instructions
  1. In a large skillet, cook the beef over medium heat. We like our beef to be cooked through, so I keep an eye on it and stir it until it is well done, probably about eight to ten minutes.
  2. Drain the grease from the pan if there is any. Add the broccoli florets and stir.
  3. In a small bowl, mix the honey, tamari sauce, red pepper flakes, and a teaspoon of sesame seeds. Add to the pan and stir.