Fit Fathers Mandarin Orange Chick’n Stir Fry  

In honor of Earth Day and Meatless Monday we have prepared a special Fit Fathers stir fry using Gardein’s Asian-inspired Crispy Chick’n Mandarin Orange pieces. The kids were in love with the new dish and the dads were equally elated to have prepared the simple but tasty vegan meal.

Serves 4 with a 20-minute prep and cook time


  • 1 pack of Garden’s Crispy Chick’n Mandarin Orange
  • Handful of bean sprouts
  • ¼ onion
  • ½ bell pepper
  • Tamari soy sauce
  • 1 pack of riced cauliflower blend

Sauté the bean sprouts, peppers and onions with a few splashes of water and tamari soy sauce for 5 minutes. Add the mandarin chick’n and sauce packet to the veggie stir fry and continue cooking for 8 minutes. In a separate pan sauté the cauliflower rice for 5 minutes (we use a blend with sweet potatoes and kale from Cascadian Farm) while sprinkling with your season of choice. Lastly, combine the rice to the mandarin chick’n stir fry and serve with a few slices of avocado.

Happy Earth Day Fit Fathers

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