Quick, Easy, and Affordable Vegan Lo Mein
Eating higher amounts of plant-based foods have been linked to improvements in diabetes health. Not only is this recipe simple and quick, but it’s also an easy way to eat a variety of vegetables. You can add other types of vegetables, too, like fresh onions or spinach. This recipe is affordable, as many of the ingredients are lower-cost and can be stored for a long time before being used.1
Makes 6 servings
Serving Size: 1 cup
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Times: 10 minutes
Ingredients for quick, easy, and affordable vegan lo mein
- 7 oz lo mein noodles
- Two 10 oz frozen stir fry vegetable mix bags
- 8 oz package sliced mushrooms, rinsed and towel-dried
- 3 tsp minced garlic
- ½ cup low sodium soy sauce (has to be low sodium!)
- 2 tsp minced ginger
- 2 tsp sesame oil
- 1-2 tbsp olive or canola oil
Directions for quick, easy, and affordable vegan lo mein
- Combine soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, and 2 teaspoons garlic together. Set aside.
- Cook lo mein noodles according to package.
- Meanwhile, warm a skillet over medium heat with olive oil.
- Add 1 teaspoon of garlic with mushrooms and frozen veggies into skillet. Let cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
- Add ⅓ of the soy sauce mixture. Continue to cook until vegetables are soft.
- Remove from heat. Add noodles and the remaining soy sauce mixture to the skillet. Toss until all noodles are coated.
1. McMacken M, Shah S. A plant-based diet for the prevention and treatment of type 2 diabetes. J Geriatr Cardiol. 2017;14(5):342-354. doi:10.11909/j.issn.1671-5411.2017.05.009
- calories: 162.9
- carbohydrate: 21.3g
- cholesterol: 2.2mg
- fat: 6.1g
- fiber: 2.4g
- potassium: 198mg
- protein: 2.5g
- sodium: 764.5mg
- sugars: 1.9g
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