Healthy General Tso’s Broccoli



Day 11 of the new year! How’s everyone?

I know eating healthy is one goal many people try to implement when a new year begins. I was having a craving for General Tso’s broccoli but didn’t want to heat oil and fry up battered broccoli. One, it is messy and two, way to many calories. Instead I made a healthy version of General Tso’s broccoli that was tasty, spicy, has a sweetness that wasn’t sugar and didn’t make a mess:) I hope you like the recipe.

Ok, let’s talk about how our faith is going this year. In addition to health goals we should also have faith goals each new year. I am still posting uplifting reflections on Facebook. The book I am using this year is Jesus Today by Sarah Young, click here to view

I had a response on one of the posts from a friend that really blew me away. This is what my friend said, “It’s good to remember that we have Him with us at all times. It changes how you look at life. For instance when you are in line at the grocery store you can ask Him who should I speak to, who needs prayer. Ask your waitress/waiter what can I pray about for you? Things like that leave a little crumb trail toward Jesus. Our job as believers is to point others to Christ”

Isn’t this absolutely amazing? It has really changed how I look at people when I am out. And what a great way to start the new year! I always try and see the God in everyone but this is just so much more impactful. We truly are the hands and feet of Jesus when we act in this way.

And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!”– Romans 10:15

God Bless,

Karen Name for Blog

Healthy General Tso’s Broccoli 
This serves one so double or triple as needed

1 C broccoli florets, cleaned and cut into smallish pieces
1T Olive oil
1 Garlic clove, minced
1 Inch ginger, minced
1/2 t Sesame oil (make sure it is good quality, not toasted)
1/2 t Sriracha
1/2 t Tomato paste (I use paste in a tube)
1 T Soy sauce
1/2 t Maple syrup
1/2 t Cornstarch
1-1 1/2 T Water

sesame seeds as a garnish

  1. Heat oil in a deep saucepan to medium low, you don’t want to burn the garlic and the ginger.
  2. Add the broccoli, ginger and garlic and gently saute and stir. I added a slight top for about 5 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile mix the sesame oil through maple syrup in a small bowl. In a separate small bowl mix the cornstarch and water and stir well.
  4. Once your broccoli is cooked to you liking, remove from heat and toss in the sauce and cornstarch and stir. It will thicken. Once thoroughly mixed you can eat:)
  5. Top with sesame seeds ( I took my pic before the seeds:)

Serves 1

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