After a long day of work or errands no one needs to slave away in the kitchen, and there’s no reason a nutritious and satisfying meal should take more than 30 minutes to make. Fast, filling, and family-friendly, the stir-fry is a weeknight staple for exactly these reasons. And this simple meal is nutritious, too--as long as you’re not making this common mistake.
Most of us have been using the wrong oil this whole time. It’s an easy mistake to make, too: We’ve been told about the health benefits of olive oil--which, don’t get us wrong, are numerous--for so long that we assume it’s the best oil to use for everything.
While olive oil is a nutrient-packed powerhouse and a wonderful oil to stock in your kitchen, it’s all wrong for stir-fry. It has a low smoke point, which means its nutrients break down at the high temperatures required for this cooking method.
So what should you be using instead? Canola oil! And that means you’ll also be saving money when you make the swap. Save your nice olive oil for salad and gentle sautés, in which you’ll get the most of its health benefits and flavor!
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