Easy Asian Noodle Bowl

There is nothing like a great bowl of Asian noodles... I made this one with pork this week, but it would be  wonderful with chicken breast, shrimp or tofu.  This recipe is really easy, so be sure to put it on your menu plan soon.

Easy Asian Noodle Bowl

Bring large pot of water to boil and cook as directed on package, then drain:

      8 oz. whole grain angel hair pasta

Cook in microwave as directed on package

      1# package frozen pea pod, cauliflower, and carrot mix**                      
      1# package frozen broccoli pieces** 

While pasta and veggies are cooking, saute in a large skillet for 1 minute:

      2 tsp. canola oil

      1 bunch green onions, thinly sliced, tops and all 

      1 red bell pepper, sliced

      1 Tbsp. peeled fresh ginger*, finely chopped

Add and saute until done (about 5 minutes)

      1 pound thinly sliced lean pork loin (trim all visible fat), chicken breast, shrimp or tofu

Pour into skillet:

      1 cup low sodium chicken broth

      1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce

      1/2 tsp red pepper flakes or hot chili sauce (optional)

      1 tsp. toasted sesame oil ***(if you can find it)

Add the noodles and vegetables and toss until well blended.


Serves 4

1 serving: 444 calories, 7-8g fat, 73g cholesterol, 615 mg sodium, 58 g carbohydrates, 6 g fiber, 38-40 g protein.
Exchanges: 2 starch, 3 protein, 1 fat, 2 vegetables


*Keep fresh ginger in the freezer and just grate it as you need it---no need to thaw first.

**Make this simple, just choose 2- 1# packages of your favorite frozen veggie blends!!

***Toasted sesame oil has such a deep, rich, wonderful flavor, but it's hard to find. If you don't have it, just use plain sesame oil or add another teaspoon of canola oil.

...and enjoy your bowl full of noodles!!