Cheap and easy vegetable lo mein

I know it’s a stereotype, but I love Chinese food. I do not, however, love the sodium that is in typical Chinese food nor do I like to pay for it (at least the cheap, take-out version of it). Here is a recipe that I adapted from a Weight Watchers cookbook for vegetable lo mein.

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 box spaghetti or angel hair pasta
  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2-3 cups frozen mixed vegetables
  • 2-3 cloves garlic
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar
  • 3/4 cups low sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 1/2 tbsp cornstarch

Directions:

  1. Cook the noodles according to package directions. When done, drain and rinse with hot water and set aside.
  2. Saute the garlic and frozen vegetables in oil until cooked through.
  3. Mix the remaining ingredients in a small bowl.
  4. Combine the noodles, vegetables and sauce in pan. Cook until the sauce is thickened.
  5. Serve hot or cold.

This meal is amazing. Even my carnivore husband loved it! It was supercheap to make since I had all of the ingredients on hand, took approximately 20 minutes to cook and is ridiculously easy to make. You can even add cut up chicken or beef if you’d like an extra boost of protein. This recipe is proof that you can have tasty Chinese food without spending the money or compromising your blood pressure!

One Response to “Cheap and easy vegetable lo mein”

  1. Sandy June 12, 2012 at 7:25 pm #

    Love it, second time making it and my mouth is watering waiting for the oil to heat up. I used frozen stir fry vegetables. Thank you for this recipe!

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