Cashew Cabbage Stir Fry

This is an excellent weeknight meal when you want something easy, tasty, and simple. This recipe is inspired by this post over at Just A Pinch.

Cashew Cabbage Stir Fry

  • Servings: Makes 1 Serving
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Each Serving Contains:

  • 1 Veggie Serving (adjust quantity to your individual food plan)
  • 1 Protein Serving
  • 1 Fat Serving
  • 1 Fruit Serving (optional)


Veggie Serving

  • 6 oz of any of the following veggies: mushrooms, pepper, celery, carrots, onions (cook before weighing)
  • Shredded cabbage to reach your desired veggie weight

Protein Serving

  • 2 oz dry roasted cashews

Fat Serving

  • 0.5 oz dark sesame oil

Fruit Serving

  • 6 oz diced pineapple (optional)

Condiments & Spices

  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 oz soy sauce or Braggs liquid aminos

Maintenance Modifications

  • Grain Additions: 4 oz cooked rice
  • Protein Additions: Add extra cashews, or add tofu, tempeh, or edamame.
  • Fat Additions: Increase sesame oil, or add extra cashews


  • In a skillet, stir fry the veggies (except for the cabbage) for a few minutes in a little bit of the sesame oil portion, until softened.
  • Add the soy sauce, the rest of the sesame oil, cabbage, and cashews. Stir, cover, and steam until the cabbage is brightly colored and softened.
  • Pro Tip: I weigh my fat and protein before adding, but I don’t weigh the veggies separately. I weigh my meal at the end and just add up the quantities, so 2 oz protein + 4 oz grain + 10 oz veg + 2 oz condiments = 1 lb 2 oz. I take a little out or add a little more veggies in to meet that quota, and I am okay with the ratios not being entirely perfect. If this messes with your peace, by all means, weigh the veggies separately!
  • Season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder (optional)
  • Enjoy the rest of your day because this beautiful, tasty meal took so little time and effort to make!

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  1. This just might be tomorrow’s dinner! (it would be tonight’s but, you know, BLE!) And what is funny about this is that this morning I was praising the texture of cashews in my breakfast cookies. The cashews feel so rich and I always tried to eat as few as possible so pouring out 2 oz feels kinda crazy.

    • For some people, nuts can be a trigger or a binge food, so be careful. I love cashews, and let myself have a meal with only nuts as my protein once every week or so, because it is a heavier food choice. Enjoy your lovely bright line meal! 🙂

    • Mary Lubbers

      If you use the pineapple do you just throw it in with the veggies to stir-fry?

  2. Vicki Dreyer

    Katie – We just finished having this meal for dinner. We loved it! My husband said to put it on his list of favorites! An added bonus was how quick and easy it was to whip up such a tasty dish. Thanks so much for putting together these recipes.

  3. Kathy Verschoor

    Excellent! Loved the flavor. I used toasted sesame oil b/c my store did not have dark sesame, turned out great. It’s a keeper! Thank you Katie.

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