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Why yes, there is; a simple, tasty AND PsA friendly meal that can be whipped up in minutes. We know that you're unlikely to want to spend hours dicing, simmering and stewing ingredients (who has time after a long day?) so we've partnered with Dietitian Gemma Sampson to create this easy and tasty stir fry filled with PsA-busting ingredients.
Red pepper, ginger and garlic have anti-inflammatory properties1,2,3,4, potentially beneficial to a condition with inflammation at its heart. What's more, the recipe can be tailored to suit every individual taste. If there is an ingredient you don't like, just take it out or switch for an alternative. Add as many multi-coloured vegetables as you fancy to up your veg count for the day and pack the dish full of antioxidants- peppers, spinach, mangetout, broccoli, baby corn, carrots and mushrooms would all work well. This recipe doesn't include any rice or noodles to be super healthy, but do add a small portion if you fancy.
Heat oil in a frying pan or wok and fry the garlic, ginger and chicken until brown (roughly 6-8 minutes). If using tofu, pre-fry until it is golden before adding the additional ingredients. Add the red pepper and spinach (along with other chosen vegetables) and stir-fry for 2-3 minutes.
Stir through the soy sauce and water. Continue frying on a medium-high heat until the chicken is cooked through.
Serve and garnish the stir fry with chopped nuts.
If you're feeling inspired to get cooking then try out our delicious orange drizzle cake, stir fry and energy bar recipes!
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