Stir fry’s are one of the easiest and quickest meals

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As my kids are getting older I am finding our evenings seem to get busier and busier.  I try to help all 3 kids with homework and for me this usually takes all afternoon.  Then if it’s not homework we are out at karate a few nights a week till late.  On nights like this I need to a meal that’s not going to be time consuming when we get home.  I like something that I can have cooked and on the table in the time it takes the kids to have a shower.

Usually I always have a stirfry sauce in the pantry (I grab a few when they are on special).  My favourite is the Terriyaki & Sesame Chicken Stirfry Creations from Maggi.  The instructions are super easy to follow (this pack has 2 separate sachets to give the stirfry a wonderful flavour).  I add the infusion paste to the chicken, while that is resting, I then prepare and cook the vegetables. When the vegetables are minutes away from our liking I then transfer the vegetables to a bowl, then cook the chicken, when the chicken has browned I return the vegetables back to the pan along with the finishing sauce, heat through and serve.  Super fast!

Benefits of cooking a stirfry:

  • Stir fry’s are one of the easiest and quickest ways of creating a satisfying meal
  • Hardly any prep time
  • Meal can be ready within 10 minutes’
  • Well balanced with plenty of vegetables
  • I especially enjoy making stirfries as they are a great way of getting the kids to eat the vegetables.  I find the kids aren’t fussy when it comes to vegetables in stirfries as they are coated in the stirfry sauce… flavoursome
  • Typically vegetables are crisp in stirfries, but we like our vegetables just a little softer, which doesn’t take much extra time at all, so it’s a very versatile dish
  • Finally, you are not limited to particular vegetables, and it’s a great way to use up vegetables in your fridge

Vegetables you can use for stirfries:

  • Baby corn
  • Zucchini
  • Bok Choy
  • Capsicum
  • Snow Peas
  • Leek
  • Beans
  • Spring onion
  • Mushroom
  • Onion
  • Cauliflower
  • Carrot
  • Brocoli
  • Cabbage

What to serve with stirfries:

  • Noodles
  • Brown Rice
  • White Rice

 Maggi Stir Fry Creations Sauces can be found at Coles, Woolworths and other independent supermarkets for $3.29 RRP

Thanks to Maggi today I am giving away 1 Scanpan Wok, a $100 Coles voucher and 4 Maggi Stir Fry Creation sachets of different flavours to one lucky winner

Please leave your entry in the comments below telling me how you think Maggi Stir Fry would help you out in the kitchen?

Please note:  Entries are for Australian residents only, one entry per person, giveaway closes 5pm 4th August 2013. This is not a random draw, most creative answer (in my opinion) will win.  

This giveaway is coordinated by Nuffnang and run in accordance with my disclosure policy.  View giveaway Terms and Conditions.

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31 comments

Neenee July 26, 2013 - 7:21 AM

Quick and easy, make my life breezy

More time to the kids, No worrying what’s in the fridge

Grab a pan, Maggi, I’m a fan.

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Tacey July 26, 2013 - 8:22 AM

Having only an hour between when the kids and I come home til the time they go to bed, Maggi helps me create fast, delicious and more importantly healthy dinners in a snap for my VERY busy little family!!

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Shelly July 26, 2013 - 10:30 AM

Winner, winner, chicken dinner
Mum what is for tea?
A yummy Maggi Stirfry kids
Let’s play Vege hide’n’ seek
Garlic and Ginger Thai chicken?
Or Teriyaki and Sesame?
Healthy so your waist won’t thicken,
Very tasty too says me!
You Wok mum

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sapshu July 27, 2013 - 1:26 PM

With a one month old baby who hardly gives me time to cook and a six year old fussy eater maggi stir fry creations will make my life very easy and stress free in the kitchen.I will be able to serve quick meals to my family and they will reach my fussy eater’s tummy without any complaint .

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Rachel Kriss-Newell July 27, 2013 - 2:15 PM

If we had 48 hours in one day I still don’t think I’d achieve all my days jobs. I hear a sigh from every mum. A maid and chef is my ultimate dream, but as that will never eventuate, quick response meals are a must. Maggie Stir Frys could free up a bit of precious time to dedicate to vacuuming, ironing, washing up, assisting homework, shopping…….. as we all know, it never ends!

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Melissa July 27, 2013 - 2:31 PM

One vocal newborn + one very active toddler = not much time for Mum in the kitchen!
Solution: Maggi Stir Fry creations for a quick, easy and healthy meal for the family.

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Kim m July 28, 2013 - 10:01 PM

I have tried making marinades and sauces before, but they haven’t always turned out all that good, (I went through a stage of putting white vinegar in everything, I liked it, but no one else did). I think Maggi could save me from myself and my families tastebuds would think them for that!!!!

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Gabe Halley July 29, 2013 - 5:05 PM

I am a mum of 3 and also trying to lose weight and get fit. Maggi stir fry would help me be able to make a quick healthy dinner on those busy nights trying to get kids fed, in baths and then to bed!

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Bev July 29, 2013 - 5:15 PM

with all the allergies I have its hard to make meals that work for all of us i usually end up making a different meal for each person but Maggi is the only premade that i have found that we can all eat and the kids love it

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Pauline July 29, 2013 - 5:35 PM

I love how Maggi stir fry’s let me introduce the world to my kids through their taste buds, what a wonderful way to learn about the world & all the different people in it!

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Candice V July 29, 2013 - 5:43 PM

Usually having about 2 hours between getting home from school, fitting in outside play, homework, showers and making dinner in between – having quick, simple, healthy options is always going to be welcome.

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Rachael July 29, 2013 - 6:32 PM

My dinner time rap:
It’s witching hour yo!
And the kids are going crazy.
I have so much to do!
And I’m feelin’ kinda lazy.
Offsprings on tonight,
I’ve got kids to bath and feed.
A uni assignment due,
And a tonne of notes to read!
What is this Mama’s salvation?
Yo, it’s Maggi’s Stir Fry Creations.

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Theressa July 29, 2013 - 8:17 PM

It would help me out immensely on the nights with after school activities. Instead of grabbing the drive-thru takeout, i could feed the tribe with a vegetable laden,healthy & quick stirfry. All by the time they have filed through the shower! Its the simple things in life that are truly the best.

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Lauren Lappin August 1, 2013 - 1:56 PM

I’ve become a big fan of stir fry’s since losing my baby weight with Weight Watchers cooking after I had my first child, and found it a great way to introduce a range of fresh veggies to my 2yo daughter – and of course my husband loves anything I cook for him.

Recently had a birthday and am about to deliver my second babe, but still waiting on hubby to pick up on all my hints that I would “accept” a kitchen utensil (ie. a Wok) just this once as a birthday gift. Still waiting on the gift – and the bub to make an appearance (must be a male child).

Please help!

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Amanda Hunter August 2, 2013 - 10:56 AM

Quick and easy after I rush home form my sons basketball game or my daughters music concert. Must have!!

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Kate Juchnicka August 2, 2013 - 10:38 PM

I cook my stir fries on frying pan and they usually resemble stew more than shop bought stir fry. I think a nice wok and good sauces can make a difference to our next dinner. I would love to serve a nice stir fry for my family for a change.

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Belinda Gay August 3, 2013 - 7:09 PM

Maggi Stir-fry would help me in the kitchen because we can never decide what to have for dinner! Having a variety of different sauces would help us eat a range of flavours without too much thinking time required.

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Colleen Benbow August 3, 2013 - 7:45 PM

Would love a scanpan wok for my husband, he does the major share of the cooking as he his home a few hours before me, must admit we have never tried the Maggi stir fry creations but would love to try.

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Simone Jolly August 3, 2013 - 7:52 PM

There is no need for veggies to remain hanging around in the fridge
with Maggi Stir Fry mix – just add meat to them and create a masterpiece.

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Dawn Taylor August 3, 2013 - 8:16 PM

Now that my husband has to do all the cooking, [he very kindly says he’s only the labourer] I’m always on the look out for products, so we can still have a nice variety of meals, but that they are not so fiddleley , my husband is turned off by the whole process. I’d like to give the Maggi stir fry sachets a go, and then I’d love to see if we could adapt the flavouring sachets to work in our air fryer, our new best friend in the kitchen. Reading the recipe, I think it could work.
Dawn Taylor
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Sorry to put name and address here, but I can’t figure out how to submit my entry any other way

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Natasha Andrews August 3, 2013 - 10:11 PM

These sauces sound fabulous, the perfect cure to the “whatevers”, I honestly don’t mind cooking for the family every night but I get sick of deciding what to cook. With these I could have 5 different meals with just chicken and veggies. All the flavour combinations are great and I really like the 2 step process – when I have the time to cook from scratch I don’t pour it all in at the same time so some heat a pour sauces seem “missing” something to me.

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Janet Martin August 3, 2013 - 10:16 PM

I have a two year old, a one year old and am 10 week pregnant with twins. Plagued with Fatigue I am struggling to come up with nutritions family meals that can be made quickly with minimal fuss. You have no idea how much this would help me ( and my poor husband) out.

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Katrina August 5, 2013 - 3:26 PM

aah Janet, I feel for you x

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Jennifer Bush August 4, 2013 - 12:12 AM

I’m encouraging my teenagers to cook for themselves now if needed… With meat invariably frozen, Maggi Stir Fry Creations are the perfect incentive to get them cooking (and eating) large amounts of vegetables and easing my household work burden!

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Jo-Anne Wizz August 4, 2013 - 1:34 AM

Honey, Soy, Garlic or
Garlic, Ginger Thai
Maggies Stir Fry Creations
Everyone’s Salivating
Steaming Fish In Oven
Adding Veggies
– Leeks
– Butternut Bumpkin
– Sweet Potatoes
– Corn Kernels
– Red Onions
– Red Cabbage
– Snow Peas
– Beans
– Mushrooms
– Unsalted Cashews
– Seedless Grapes
– Plus more or less
Serving to all those hunger
Gobbling up my Maggies Creations!!

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Marnni Morris August 4, 2013 - 7:09 AM

having four kids can make meal time a bit stress full i think the maggi stir fry would give me a healthy meal quickly so i would be happy and stress free….

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boogers August 4, 2013 - 8:50 AM

As I get home late from work, I’d rather spend my time playing with my young kids, rather than cooking. Maggi stirfry creations are so quick and easy to add to meat and veges for a quick, healthy and yummy dinner.

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Tracy August 4, 2013 - 1:49 PM

When hubby is away, I don’t cook fancy meals
I like to keep it simple, but also keep it real
I love that these Creations are fresh and fast to make
And best of all – less washing up – that isn’t hard to take!

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Jessie Hay August 4, 2013 - 2:39 PM

Maggi’s perfect for a busy mum like me,
For delicious meals prepared so simply,
With just 4 easy steps,
I’ll prepare a healthy meal to impress,
All with a little help from Maggi! 🙂

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Kirsten Benhiam August 5, 2013 - 1:17 PM

I leave the Maggi Stir Fry mix on the bench next to cut up vegetables with a note on where to find the cut up chicken and then go into my vegie garden with a cup of tea. When hubby comes home he can see that I am happy, the kids are busy and dinner is super easy to make. This helps me out and as they say ‘happy wife, happy life’.

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