Shiitake & Bok Choy Stir Fry

This simple stir fry recipe is a standard dish in Asia. Although this dish has been eaten for hundreds of years in the east, there’s no reason why it shouldn’t become a popular dish anywhere in the world! Our fancy recipe plugin produces a general nutrition label, and although it shows that the dish has an exceptional amount of calcium, it is rather incomplete because it doesn’t include all the rich goodness that bok choy and shiitake provide. Considering all the antioxidant and anti-inflammatory benefits, as well as all the other phytonutrients, this dish is a real body pleaser!

Health Benefits

Bok Choy is a great natural source of Vitamin’s A, C, and K, folate, phenols, and glucosinolates.

Shiitake mushrooms are a great source for copper, selenium, choline, eritadenine (a natural ACE inhibitor), and Beta Glucans which support immune function (learn about the benefits of Beta Glucans, here).

If you want to learn more about the health benefits of eating these two main ingredients, the Worlds Healthiest Foods offers the actual breakdown of the complete nutritional profile for both Shiitake Mushrooms and Bok Choy.

Although “Worlds Healthiest Foods” provides great nutritional info for foods, we do not recommend following their recipes that include dead animals.

A Whole New Meaning to "Fast Food"

Shiitake and Bok Choy

This recipe only takes 20 minutes or so to prepare and is far more nutritious than standard run of the mill “fast food”. So ditch the idea of driving to a drive through window to get junk food and opt for a home cooked meal. By making this at home, you can ensure your ingredients are 100% organic, and that no MSG is added. Also, feel free to change the recipe if you don’t want to use sugar or oil. If you want to make this dish less sweet, you can always skip using the coconut sugar and if you don’t want to cook with sesame oil, you can substitute that with vegetable broth.

This pairs well with a side salad topped with homemade ginger-miso dressing. For other ideas of things to pair with this dish, feel free to visit our Recipes section.