4-Minute Healthy Sautéed Bok Choy
Enjoy this great tasting recipe and get 375% of your Daily Value for vitamin A, 318% DV for vitamin C, 188% DV for vitamin K and 69% for folate!
Prep and Cook Time:10 minutes
- 1 lb bok choy, chopped
- 1 clove garlic, chopped
- 3 TBS low sodium chicken or vegetable broth
- 1 tsp fresh lemon juice
- 3 TBS extra virgin olive oil
- 5 drops tamari soy sauce
- sea salt and pepper to taste
- 1 TBS grated ginger
- 2 TBS tofu, cubed
- toasted sesame seeds
- Chop bok choy and garlic and let sit for 5 minutes to bring out their health-promoting properties.
- In a stainless steel heat broth. When it begins to steam add bok choy and healthy saute, Healthy Sauté for 4 minutes.
- Toss with garlic, olive oil, and salt and pepper to taste and any of the optional ingredients you would like to include.
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