Chinese food. Boy, have I been craving Chinese Food this pregnancy but it sure is BAD for you! I am always trying to find at-home Chinese Food recipes that give you that same satisfying flavor of take-out without the unhealthiness. We’ve made our own fried rice and Chicken Tso’s Chicken that come out fantastic (and worth the time investment these recipes take to make) but recently we were looking for more of a homemade Chinese Food QUICK fix. Then we found this recipe for Beef Lo Mein in the Cooking Light cookbook that is just awesome so I had to share it with you…
First, saute a clove of garlic and ginger in olive oil for just a few seconds. Add your broccoli and sliced onion and cook for 3 to 5 minutes. Meanwhile, boil water and cook your spaghetti according to the box directions.
While that cooks, whisk together your sauce – soy sauce, brown sugar, oyster sauce, and chili paste with garlic.
Stir beef into the broccoli and onion mixture. When the beef is just about cooked add the sauce, spaghetti, and stir. Cook for just a couple minutes until sauce us heated through.
This really curbs the Chinese food craving and not only is it “not bad” for you, it’s from Cooking Light so it’s low calorie! For a 1 1/3C it’s only about 330 calories. Eat up and enjoy!
And ps. we’re not usually into leftovers in our house, but just like take-out Chinese, this lo mein is delish the next day for lunch.