HEALTHY CHICKEN CHOW MEIN RECIPE
Wow, it’s been a long time since I’ve posted on my favvveeee noodles ever. Miracle Noodles! I was inspired to make some healthy Chinese food for lunch today, so this recipe is fresh & piping hot from my wok. Enjoy!
INGREDIENTS (for 1 heaping serving):
- 1 pack of Fettucine or Angel Hair Zero Calorie Miracle Noodles
- 1 egg or 3 egg whites – I use liquid egg whites, so stop getting on me for wasting yolk!! :P
- About 7-8 baby carrots, sliced longways
- A small handful of green beans
- 1 chicken breast, boiled, then chopped
- 1 TBS oyster sauce
- 1 tsp of soy sauce
- pinch of salt & pinch of pepper
- little bit of sesame oil or olive oil to stir-fry
Make sure to rinse your noodles thoroughly. Then pat them dry between 2 paper towels.
You can get Oyster Sauce at your local Asian food mart. But I know they sell it in the international section of Wal-Mart and major grocery stores now! It’s about $2-$3.
Make sure your pan is hot with the thin coating of oil before you toss the goodies in! This way you’ll hear the simmering sounds. My fave. And you get some nice color to the chicken. I add in my sauce after I throw everything in. (Oh yeah, but make your eggs separately first.) You can add salt and pepper til you get the desired taste. But that’s it!
And yes, the noodles are really calorie free. They taste kind of chewy and take on the flavor of whatever you throw on them. So my noodles embraced the oyster and soy sauces. It was so good. Enjoy and yes there is such a thing as healthy Chinese food! I’ll probably be doing more Asian inspired dishes with Lunar New Year coming up around the corner!
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NUTRITION FACTS (with egg whites):
Over 60g of protein! And under 350 cals! NICE!!!!!
Happy National Noodle Day! (Apparently! Look it up!)
Miracle Noodle sale! Get 10% off your orders with this code “NND”. Get em here. That picture up there is my Miracle Fried Rice. Mmmm…
Mushroom Marinara Spaghetti with Miracle Noodles
Yummy yummy yummy! This is what I had for lunch today. It literally look less than 5 min to make.
- 3-4 white button mushrooms sliced
- 3-4 tablespoons of marinara sauce
- 1 pack of zero calorie Miracle Noodle Fettucine
- a ton of sriracha hot sauce (but that’s just me)
This meal was less than 100 calories. Filled me up!!!
(Disclaimer: if you’re looking to lose weight or cut down on cals, these shirataki noodles are great filler uppers for the stomach. Volume wise it will get you full on no cals. But if you are at a healthy weight and don’t mind calories and nutrition, feel free to eat 100% whole wheat pasta!)
Zero Calorie Miracle Noodle Pho Recipe!
I love Pho (pronounced FUH not FOE). You may know it as Vietnamese Beef Noodle soup. I’ve eaten it ever since I was a kid…nothing beats the taste of hot soup and warm slurpy noodles. Mmmmm. Well except for warm slurpy calorie free noodles :)
I ended up making a vegetarian pho for me and a regular traditional beef noodle soup for my dad. He was the one who always made me and my sister pho after tennis practice on the weekends back in high school…so it was such a treat to finally show him that I could cook pho too. A healthy version of course!!!
Ingredients for broth + my miracle noodle fettucine
The garnish…seriously the best part. My basil and scallions were picked straight from my garden just a few minutes before taking this photo. Talk about organic.
INGREDIENTS (Serves 2)
- 4 cups veggie broth (vegetarian) or beef broth
- 1 large onion, peeled, halved, and charred
- 1 piece of fresh ginger, peeled, halved and charred
- 1 cinnamon stick, preferably Vietnamese cassia-cinnamon
- 3-4 pcs star anise
- 4 carrots, chopped into coins
- 2 teaspoons soy sauce (vegetarian) or fish sauce to taste
- Fried or baked tofu, bean curd skin, seitan (vegetarians)
- Thinly sliced beef eye round - boil the slices for about 1 min. The meat will finish cooking once hot broth is poured over it in pho bowl.
- Green onions/scallions, thinly sliced
- A couple chili peppers, sliced
- 1 fresh lemon or lime, cut into wedges
- A handful of mung bean sprouts
- Fresh cilantro
- Fresh basil
- Hoisin Sauce
- Sriracha Hot Sauce
1. Peel and halve the onion and ginger. Then place them over an open flame for about 5 minutes until both sides are a bit blackened. Turn using a tong. Then rinse in water and remove the charred spots.
2. In a large pot, boil your veggie or beef stock and throw in the carrots, star anise, cinnamon stick, charred onion, and charred ginger. Let boil for about 30 minutes. Add some soy sauce or fish sauce to taste. The carrots should give the mixture enough sweetness, but you can of course add sugar.
3. In the mean time, rinse Miracle Noodle Fettuccine under warm water.
4. Chop up your fresh veggies and herbs.
5. Vegetarians, slice your tofu. Carnivores boil your thin meat slices in water for about 1 minute. If it is still a little red no worries, once you pour the boiling hot broth on, it will cook through. (That’s what they do at real Vietnamese restaurants!)
6. Once soup is boiling and you’ve taste tested your broth to your satisfaction, place Miracle Noodles in a bowl, pour broth in along with protein slices.
7. Garnish with all herbs to your heart’s desire. This is the most fun part! I add everything in excess so that my pho looks green. Oh and I love adding a ton of lemon juice.
8. DO NOT FORGET the Hoisin and Sriracha sauces. These are ESSENTIAL to a successful pho. I piled on that hot sauce til my soup was red :)
My veggie pho.
Dad’s beef pho.
Happy me ready to down this pho after taking this picture.
Hope you enjoyed the tutorial! You can get Miracle Noodles here. If some of you are new to my blog, I’m just going to explain these noodles really quick. These are zero calorie, zero carb, gluten free noodles. How you ask? They are made out of 97% water and 3% fiber (glucomannan). The best way to explain it is that they are basically a gel. These are very popular in Japan and are known as shirataki noodles. I am all about Miracle Noodles because like I said before, I can be a bottomless pit sometimes so it helps to be be able to eat a ton without worrying about excessive caloric intake. Just remember you can’t get energy from zero calories, so always eat these with some veggies and protein to make it a nutritious meal.
What other recipes have you created with your Miracle Noodles? Share please. I made Pad Thai the first time I got my noodles.
You guys. I am so happy right now. I think I have JUST made the discovery of a lifetime.
Has anyone ever tried TVP? Or textured vegetable protein? It is basically dried soy chunks that can be manipulated to take on the flavor of whatever you’re cooking. Most people use it as meat substitute since it is kind of shaped like ground beef! (For you vegetarians out there, you’re probably already familiar with this…but I am jumping for joy!)
Here’s the revolutionary part though…as I was boiling it, I tasted it plain and it reminded me A LOT of oatmeal. OMG discovery part - I will try to eat this as oatmeal with bananas and berries next time. Don’t judge me yet…haven’t tried it BUT this is REVOLUTIONARY for those of you trying to get more protein in for muscle building.
Anyway! Check out the nutrition stats on this amazing food! 120 cals, 0g fat, 14g carbs, 23g protein.
A 10oz bag of this at Netrition costs $2.49. You may be able to find it at your local Whole Foods or Trader Joes.
I bought this yesterday and couldn’t WAIT to make it for dinner tonight. Neither could 3 other people. Uh oh. Impromptu healthy chef time.
I decided I’d go all Asian Teriyaki style and use my FAVE zero calorie Miracle Noodles in a creative lil healthy stir fry. Can’t go wrong with that right? Not only was this my first time EVER using TVP…I also had to impress non vegetarians!
Take a look at my photo story to see how I did.
INGREDIENTS for Teriyaki TVP Noodle Stir Fry
*2 large carrots
*3/4-1 cup of dry TVP
*3 bags of fettucine Miracle Noodles
*handful of snap peas
*some teriyaki sauce, soy sauce, chili sauce to taste
Beautiful ingredients! All out and ready to go!
Whoa. TVP. The star of the show.
Simmer the TVP with water just to cover the top of it. 5-10 min. That looks like an upside down happy face.
Meanwhile, cut the 3 bags of Miracle Noodles and drain them into a sifter. Remember, it smells a little fishy in the beginning but no worries you can rinse it away!
Can’t believe it’s zero cals. That’s because it’s a gel noodle that’s 97% water!
Cuttin’ them veggies.
Check out that TVP!!! Looks like ground meat? YES! I added some soy sauce, chli sauce, and teriyaki sauce to taste here after removing from the pan. This was my first time cooking TVP in my life so I couldn’t wait to taste it. Tasted kinda chewy like meat. It totally took on the flavor of the sauces. Super yum.
Sautee time! Sprayed the bottom with a lil PAM.
Tossed in the rest of the goods. Made sure the onions turned opaque. I also boiled the carrots for a bit before adding in, but if you like em crunchy you don’t have to.
Snappin a pic of the snap peas.
Finally added in the noodles on top. Added in soy sauce, teriyaki, and chili sauce to taste. Then the final touch was a squeeze of a lemon. I added a 1/2 lemon and it added so much zing and zest…mmm delish! Almost show time!
There it is! My first ever TVP creation. Garnished with a lil dill on top.
So how did I do? It was a hit!!! Everyone liked it! I owe it to TVP for being so easy to cook with.
Hope you guys go out and get yourselves a bag of TVP! It is seriously so awesome. I might try it as “oatmeal” tomorrow. This may be a disaster but who knows. Maybe I am a genius ;P
You can get Miracle Noodles here and Textured Vegetable protein here!
Miracle Noodle Teriyaki Green Beans, Edamame, & Pork Dish
Oh so yummy! This was SUPER FAST to make. I think it literally took like 5 minutes to throw this whole thing together. I spent more time taking pictures than cooking. I should win an award for fastest healthy chef ever.
*1 serving french cut green beans (Trader Joes) or you can use any green bean
*1 serving edamame, shelled (Trader Joes)
*3-4oz of ground meat (I used pork because I had that laying around)
*1 TBS Teriyaki sauce or to taste
*1 packet of Zero Calorie Shirataki Miracle Noodle
1. Drain your Miracle Noodles into a sifter and run under warm water until fishy smell disappears. (Don’t worry about the smell, it is nothing harmful!) Let sit and dry while cooking other ingredients.
2. Throw the frozen green beans and edamame into a big frying pan. Once halfway cooked through, throw in your ground meat. Push around for a little bit then add the terayaki sauce.
3. Once the meat is cooked through, dump Miracle Noodles on! Taste. Add soy sauce or more teriyaki to your preference.
So done! It tasted great. Most of the time, I don’t plan my meals and just throw together whatever I have laying around. Edamame cooks beautifully and tastes very buttery. Tons of protein too in those little guys! The answer to a quick healthy meal is some nutritiously fresh ingredients and a happy sautee-er.
Enjoy! And if you have any questions on what Miracle Noodle is, read my post here on what it’s made out of and why I love it.
150 Calorie Miracle Fried Rice
I was feeling super Chinese for dinner and thought to myself I should make some take out. Looked in my pantry and saw some zero calorie Miracle Rice (from the makers of my favorite Miracle Noodle). Perfect! Fried rice is the easiest thing in the world to make. My mom always tells me the story of when I was 6 years old and how I surprised her with fried rice one morning. Wow, I don’t know how I didn’t burn myself and how I didn’t get egg shell in my concoction. Super dangerous! But I guess I had watched my mom make it enough times to just mimic her movements.
Anyway, today our fried rice will have NO REAL RICE. Just zero calorie Miracle Rice. These little rice pellets are made out of the same fiber (glucomannan) as the noodles, so they don’t really taste like rice. They taste like the noodles but in pellet form. I don’t mind though because like I said in my first vid on Miracle Pad Thai, I enjoy the bounciness and chewiness of the noodles inside my mouth :)
*1 package of Miracle Rice
*Kikkoman low sodium soy sauce
*Extra virgin olive oil
*1 carrot, steamed
*1 cup broccoli, steamed
*3 oz chicken breast, steamed
* 1 egg
1. Steam your chicken to keep all the nutrients in. Once the chicken is 3/4 way done, add the whole carrot, then place the broccoli in last. Great way to use just one steamer and save on time.
2. Next, drain your miracle rice bag into a sifter. Rinse a few times under your faucet. Then let set in a bowl of warm water for 2 min. No need to cook, it’s ready to eat!
3. Go ahead and chop your chicken, broccoli, carrots, and green onion.
4. Heat up a wok or big frying pan. Lather with a teensy bit of olive oil.
5. Scramble your egg. Then remove onto separate plate.
6. Throw your miracle rice on the pan. Fry around a little. Then throw in the veggies, egg, and chicken.
7. Pour some soy sauce on there! But don’t overdo it. Just spritz to taste.
8. Some people like their fried rice a little sweet, so add a pinch stevia or splenda if you like, but I didn’t add any.
9. That’s it! Seriously. EAT.
NUTRITION INFO: Makes 2 servings. 150 calories. 9g fat. 17g carbs. 22g protein. 7g fiber.
Check out my 150 calorie pad thai recipe. If you’re interested in getting some baggies of Miracle Noodles or Miracle rice, you can get em online on their website here. There’s even angel hair and fettucine!