Today, we are joined once again by a fabulous blogger with a delicious and easy weeknight recipe.

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Stir fry is a favorite around my house because it’s easy, yummy, and can be easily adjusted for any specific likes/dislikes that your children (or husband) may have.

Go check out more from Charlene at Thinking Outside The Pot 🙂

I thought since this is my first time being a guest blogger on Motherhood and Merlot I would introduce myself a bit. I am Charlene Asay from Thinking Outside The Pot. I am a wife, mom of two beautiful kiddos, a blogger, a lover of food, DIY’s and everything that comes with being a mom and homemaker. I have always wanted to be a stay at home mom. It wasn’t until I had my children that I truly understood how much hard work it is. I love it still and love to share my hints and tips to the world through blogging.

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I am so excited that Joanna has asked me to share a healthy recipe with all her readers. By now I am sure you all know she is due to have those sweet twins of hers. I can hardly imagine have twins. After being a weekly visitor to Joanna’s blog, and reading more of her content I know she is the perfect mom to have twins sent to her. Motherhood comes with all sorts of joys, hardships and challenges every day.

Sometimes it can be hard to remember to eat healthy, when you’re thinking how much easier it would be to eat cereal for dinner. I love to come up with healthy, quick and easy recipes that the whole family will love. Most nights, okay almost every night it’s a rush to get dinner on the table.

This Sesame Chicken Stir Fry is the way to go when you are in a rush or don’t have much time to whip up a healthy dinner for your loved ones. It’s got the vegetables and protein your kids need to grow big and strong, but the low calories you love to eat. Enjoy!

Quick and Healthy Sesame Chicken Stir-Fry

8 chicken tenders, cut into 1 inch bite size pieces

1 cup of baby carrots, sliced

1 1/2 cups of broccoli, cut into smaller bit size pieces

1/2 of a large onion, diced

2 tsp of coconut oil

1/2 tsp of pepper

1 tsp of garlic salt

1 T of sesame seeds

1 to 1 1/2 cups of cooked brown rice


First things first get all your veggies and chicken chopped up and ready to fry up. Also be sure to put your rice on to cook. Sometimes I get so busy getting the dish ready I forget to get my rice cooked.stir fry guest 1

Then place 1 tsp of coconut oil in a fry pan on medium high heat. Once it melts the coconut oil a little toss in the onions and chicken. Cook until the chicken is thoroughly cooked. I use this brand of coconut oil, but whatever brand you have on hand will work wonders.

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Once the chicken and onions are cooked through you can toss in the rest of the veggies. Also add your last teaspoon of coconut oil to the mix. Sprinkle the garlic salt, sesame seeds and pepper on top. Let simmer on medium heat just until the veggies are all tender. sitr fry recipe

Serve over a little bit of brown rice and top with some soy sauce. Yum!

I wanted to thank Joanna again for letting me be a guest blogger here at Motherhood and Merlot. I hope you all enjoy this yummy Sesame Chicken Stir Fry. For more great recipes like this jump on over to Thinking Outside The Pot.

Thanks so much to Charlene for sharing that delicious recipe! Now that the twins have probably arrived, I will be keeping a lot of easy and healthy recipes like this in my arsenal;)

*Here’s to quick and healthy dinner ideas*

joanna at motherhood and merlot