Veggie Teriyaki Lo Mein

Satisfy that Chinese food craving with this healthy vegan veggie teriyaki lo mein

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The healthy Chinese food alternative

This veggie teriyaki lo mein is weirdly good and will leave you satisfied. Let’s face it, sometimes you just need a night in with some Chinese food and a glass of wine. Chinese food is delicious but the aftermath for my stomach…not so much. Not to mention the alarmingly high levels of sodium, msg, and grease definitely don’t make the cut when it comes to the “eat good, feel good” dietary quota. That’s why on a rainy Wednesday night I created this super simple recipe with whatever I had lying around the kitchen. This veggie teriyaki lo mein is now a personal favorite of mine that satisfies my tastebuds and tummy.

*PERK ALERT: this recipe can easily be made on a two burner stove top!

Recipe

Ingredients
– 2 rice noodle cakes (I use Lotus Foods, BrownRice Ramen )
– 2 tbsp coconut oil
– head of broccoli
– 1 bell pepper
– 1 yellow onion
– 2 carrots
– fresh ear of corn, or 1/3 cup frozen corn (optional)
– 2-3 tbsp teriyaki sauce
– 2 tsp garlic powder
-scallions & sesame seeds for topping

Directions
– cut the broccoli head into bite sized pieces
– slice the pepper into small sticks, then cut in half
– cut the onion in medium-thin slices
– cut carrot into rounds
– prepare a small pot of water, bring to a boil while continuing following steps
– add 1 tbsp of coconut oil to pan on low heat
– add the vegetables, turn to medium heat
– sauté for about 5min
– add teriyaki sauce (or teriyaki substitute)
– add garlic powder
– sauté for another 3min or until veggies are cooked to your liking (I like mine with some crunch to it)
– turn heat to low
– place two rice noodle cakes in boiling water
-once cakes begin to separate (About 1-2min), immediately transfer onto veggies in pan (this lets them stay more on the solid side and not turn into mush)
– mix well
– serve topped with sesame seeds and chives

Note: The corn is optional, I had a fresh ear that I didn’t want to go to waste so I threw it in and wasn’t upset about it, it adds a slight sweetness. You can also add mushrooms to the mix. I wanted to try and keep chopping to a minimum. Also, add nutritional yeast if you’re lacking those B vitamins in your life!

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