I LOVE Chow Mein - it's my go to take out meal, but its usually full of sugar, salt, and fat. I've made a cleaner version that is great fuel for a long run and satisfies my take out cravings!
Veggie Chow Mein
- 1 package chow mein noodles (or soba or ramen)
- 1 white onion, sliced into half moons
- 1-2 garlic cloves, chopped
- 3 stalks celery, chopped
- 1 can water chestnuts
- 1 head broccoli, chopped
- 2 cups mushrooms, sliced
- 1 cup fresh bean sprouts
- 2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
- 2 tbsp vegetarian hoisin sauce
- 1 cup water
- 2 green onions, chopped
- 1 handful fresh cilantro, chopped
Chop & Saute
Prep all your veggies before you saute them. Chop the white onion, garlic, celery, broccoli, and mushrooms.
Bring one cup of water to a simmer on your stove in a wok or large pot and toss in the chopped veggies, water chestnuts and fresh bean sprouts. Add in two tbsp of low sodium soy sauce and vegetarian hoisin sauce and mix together.
Heat the veggies on medium high heat stirring often - you want them to get tender crisp.
Boil the Noodles
If you can't find chow mein noodles you can use soba or ramen. Just be sure to use noodles that aren't packaged with other spices - use the plain noodles.
Boil the noodles according to the package directions. Mine said boil for three minutes, but it only took two, so keep an eye on them!
Rinse under cold water.
Toss & Combine
Add the noodles to the pot or wok of veggies and toss to combine everything together.
Top with chopped green onions and fresh cilantro if desired and you can add in more soy sauce here if you'd like.