It’s nearly impossible to screw up a stir-fry: You throw some veggies, a protein, and a grain like rice or noodles in a hot pan, then move them around with a flavoring agent until they’re cooked through.
The ease alone makes the stir-fry a no-brainer if you’re not keen to cook in the kitchen or you don’t have a lot of time. But best of all, stir-frying can be really healthy.
With the right ingredients, you can assemble a powerful arsenal of meals that build muscle and burn fat. What’s more, you can make almost any kind of cuisine food in a pan—and in less than 30 minutes.
Here are five of our favorite healthy stir-fry recipes to help you gain mass and drop fat.