Chicken Chow Mein
Talk about a great 30 minute meal! My daughter and I were by ourselves for 2 weeks this summer (the boys were away at hockey camp), and she asked to if we could go out for Asian food. She loves Panda Express and even PF Chang’s but I cringe at the sodium, fat and sugar content of most of its food. I asked her what her favorite Asian dish is, and she did not hesitate: Chow Mein! Well, I said, “why don’t we make our own?”
And the search for a great (and better for you) chow mein began. I love this recipe because it’s quick, simple, and even my non-adventurous 8 year old loved it! It’s also a PERFECT pre-game meal; loaded with veggies and whole grains, and I add chicken for some protein (by the way, it would also work great as a post-game meal!). This recipe is adapted from the skinnykitchen.com with some modifications. A serving will have approximately 327 calories and 5 grams of fat, 8 grams of fiber and 750 mg of sodium; compared to Panda Express chow mein, with 490 calories and 22 grams of fat, 4 grams of fiber and over 1,000mg of sodium! And the best part, my daughter liked it better! Whoo Hoo! So next time you have to feed the team, or your family, give it a try!