Healthy Homemade (Chicken Optional) Chow Mein
Chow Mein is one of my favourite noodle dishes
However, Chinese Takeaways (and takeaways in general) are full of salt, sugar, and MSG - Monosodium glutamate
(Yes I know you can get MSG free) leaves me with the MSG headache and serious dehydration.
Why these kind of dishes should be occasional as opposed to everyday foods/meals
That's just common sense, and the fact that we (the wellness warriors) incorporate and enjoy a variety of real natural foods that also includes things like healthier kebabs, curries, pizza, burgers etc
So, here is another Minute Meal (more meals on the YouTube channel) - Healthy alternative/options shown in under 1 min.
Unfortunately you can't cook them in a minute but usually under 15 mins and that's with fresh affordable produce
Above - Homemade Chicken Chow Mein With Butternut Squash Noodles
This was delicious and tasted so fresh and vibrant. Thank you! – Nicola Cale - Online Wellness Warrior
As mentioned, I've always enjoy a Asian noodle dish with chow mein being my fav, however, as we know most takeaways and restaurants there are a lot of hidden nasties.
I'm a big believer in not having any food restrictions.
It's going to be really tough to stick to a diet if you don't like the foods, right?
Also, the fact that I help coach a LOT of busy professionals who want to take back control of their overall wellbeing
So they look, move, and feel great and sustain it
Therefore, enjoying your food and meals is VITAL for ongoing success and consistency
Which was the initial reason I set up the healthy options minute meals
Chow Mein With Butternut Squash Noodles (We also make simple, quick, and easy homemade noodles - and tortillas etc - video at bottom)
Free range chicken breast or prawns or tofu for vegan/vegans
2 cloves of garlic
1 red chili
Fresh coriander stalk/leaves
Butternut Squash (Gluten free if that's you thing) or Egg noodles
1 Lime (juice of half a lime)
How to make directions in the video below
Directions should always be short and to the point.
Chop your garlic, chili, ginger, mushrooms and spring onions etc
Add a little oil (olive?) to pan and pre heat
Season your chicken breast or tofu and add to the heated pan
Cook for 3-4 mins and then add garlic, ginger, and chili
Now add your veg of choice, I'm using mushrooms and spring onions
Add 2 tablespoons of soya sauce and half fresh lime juice
Keep stirring as you cook/boil noodles - usually 6-8 mins or so for noodles
Add cooked noodles to the pan and stir for another couple of minutes (until chicken now fully cooked)
Serve with more spring onion and lime
Below is another dish that also includes Chinese style bbq ribs with simple HOMEMADE noodles
If you'd like to make your own homemade noodles?
Check out the video below
If you'd like egg noodles/pasta then obviously add an egg into your dough mix.
Please feel free to share your experience of cooking this chow mein recipe in the comments below
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