Healthy Vegetable Lo Mein
This easy Lo Mein recipe is made with vegetables; it’s healthy, delicious, and low in calories. It has my favorite veggies: bok choy, shiitake mushrooms and red bell peppers that add lots of texture and colors to this beautiful dish.
This noodle dish can be adapted to fit your taste; you can add the vegetables and mushrooms you like.
What Types of Vegetables To Use?
As the Lo Mein noodles are pretty soft, you want to use vegetables that are crisp, have a crunch or a bite. Here are some of my recommendations:
- Napa Cabbage
- Baby Bok Choy or Bok Choy
- Green, Red and/or Yellow Bell Peppers
- Green Beans
- Shiitake, white or brown mushrooms
What’s the Difference Between Lo Mein and Chow Mein?
Lo Mein is not the same as Chow Mein, they are actually very different. If you find a Lo Mein recipe that tells you to stir-fry the noodles, you are not making Lo Mein and the recipe is not authentic.
Lo Mein is soft, slightly wet, with every strand of the noodles coated with the Lo Mein Sauce because the noodles are stirred in with the sauce and not stir-fried.
Please take note that even thought this recipe is made with vegetables, it’s not exactly vegan because Lo Mein noodles are egg noodles. If you want to turn this into a vegan dish, you may use Vegan Lo Mein noodles or Soba noodles.
How Do You Make Lo Mein
Method/Directions: Cook the Lo Mein according to the package instructions. Combine all the seasonings for the Lo Mein Sauce. Stir-fry the garlic and vegetables in a skillet, add the sauce and stir in the noodles.
How Many Calories Per Serving?
This recipe is only 490 calories per serving.
What Dishes to Serve with this Recipe?
This meal is best served with side dishes. For a wholesome Chinese meal and easy weeknight dinner, I recommend the following recipes.
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Vegetable Lo Mein Recipe
Vegetable Lo Mein - easy and healthy Lo Mein noodles with bok choy, bell peppers and mushrooms. The soft and silky noodles are coated with delicious Lo Mein Sauce that is better than Chinese restaurants or takeout.
- 8 oz dry lo mien noodles
- 1 1/2 tablespoons oil
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 4 oz shiitake mushrooms, sliced
- 4 oz bok choy, cut into pieces
- 4 oz red bell peppers, cut into strips
- white sesame
Heat up a pot of water and cook the dry Lo Mein noodles per the package instructions. After the noodles are done, rinse with cold running water to remove the starchy contents on the noodles. Drain and set aside.
Mix the Sauce ingredients together, stir to mix well.
Heat up a skillet with the oil. Add the garlic and stir-fry until light brown, follow by the mushrooms, bok choy and bell peppers. Add the Sauce into the skillet, as soon as it thickens, stir in the noodles. Use a pair of chopsticks or spatula to stir and mix the noodles with the sauce. Top with the sesame and serve immediately.
I love serving it with Rooster brand Chili Garlic Sauce.