Eat– for Good Health

 You don’t have to grill-out every time you have a picnic.  Today I’m bringing containers of Turkey-Veggie Stir Fry and Rice to a pot luck pool party.




  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil, divided
  • 1 (1-pound) turkey tenderloin, cut into thin strips
  • 1 cup fat-free, less-sodium chicken broth
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 red bell pepper, cut into thin strips
  • 2 cups fresh broccoli florets
  • 1 (8-ounce) can sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 2 tablespoons low-sodium soy sauce
  1. Place a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until hot. Add 1 teaspoon sesame oil to pan, and tilt to coat evenly. Add turkey, and stir-fry 5 minutes or until turkey is no longer pink in center. Remove turkey, and set aside.
  2. Combine broth and next 4 ingredients in a small bowl; stir until cornstarch dissolves. Set aside.
  3. Add remaining 1 teaspoon oil to pan; add pepper strips and broccoli; stir-fry 1 minute. Add water chestnuts, and stir-fry 30 seconds. Increase heat to high. Stir broth mixture, and add to pan with soy sauce, turkey, and any accumulated juices. Bring to a boil; cook 1 to 2 minutes or until slightly thickened.

4 thoughts on “Eat– for Good Health

  1. Janessa Breckenridge

    I agree, Kathleen. As much as I enjoy hot dogs, hamburgers, ribs, and chicken, I start craving more vegetables. Bringing along a stir fry is an original idea.

  2. Hi Janessa, of course any meat entree needs to be served right away. I’m like you, Janessa, I like variety. This picnic at a hotel where some out of town friends are staying was impromptu.

  3. Dash Hamelton

    Love turkey and stir frys of all kinds. Kathleen, I have a request– can you post a recipe for oven bakes Brussels Sprouts?

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