Healthy Sweet and Sour Vegetarian Stir-Fry

By on March 3, 2015

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By Chelsea Lords for Discover and Play

A lighter sweet and sour sauce drenches pineapple, sweet bell peppers, onion and sweet potatoes. This stir-fry is served on top of brown rice, making it a protein-packed and healthy vegetarian meal.


2 cups brown rice (or sub white rice)

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 teaspoon minced garlic (2 cloves)

2 1/2 cups sweet potatoes, peeled and chopped (4 very small potatoes)

10 mini or 2 large sweet bell peppers, julienned

1/2 cup yellow onion, chopped

2 cups fresh pineapple, chopped

Sweet and Sour Sauce

1/2 cup ketchup

2 tablespoons rice vinegar

2 1/2 tablespoons brown sugar (more or less to taste preference)

1/4 cup lemon juice

1/2 tablespoon cornstarch

Salt and pepper

Want to give this mouth-watering vegetarian stir-fry a try? The instructions and more delicious details can be found over on Chelsea’s Messy Apron.

Chelsea graduated with a BA in exercise sciences and an emphasis in nutrition and exercise. She lives a healthy lifestyle, but makes sure to always leave room for healthy treats. She enjoys cooking, baking, yoga and running. Check out Chelsea’s blog over at Chelsea’s Messy Apron, which features lots of healthy and easy recipes, with lots of desserts mixed in.

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Healthy Sweet and Sour Vegetarian Stir-Fry