This easy and quick stir fry includes sunflower and pumpkin seeds which contain zinc that promotes mental alertness. Protein in the lamb aids the production of brain-stimulating chemicals.
4 ounces small broccoli florets
1 tbsp olive oil
12 ounces lean lamb cut into thin strips
2 cloves garlic crushed
1 inch piece fresh ginger root peeled and finely chopped
2 leeks washed and thinly sliced
2 carrots thinly sliced
1 red bell pepper seeded and sliced
3 ounces sugar snap peas
3 ounces bean sprouts
2 tbsp apple juice
2 tbsp light soy sauce
Freshly ground black pepper
1-2 tbsp sunflower or pumpkin seeds
Serve this dish with brown rice or pasta cooking according to directions prior to cooking the stir fry. Blanche the broccoli florets in boiling water for two minutes, drain and set aside. Heat the oil in skillet adding the lamb, garlic and ginger stir frying for about two minutes to seal the lamb.
Add the broccoli, leek, carrots and pepper and continue cooking 2-3 minutes. Add the sugar snap peas and bean sprouts and cook for another 2-3 minutes. Add the apple juice, soy sauce, and black pepper and stir fry until all is tenderly cooked. Scatter the sunflower or pumpkin seeds over the dish and serve over brown rice or pasta.