Quick, Easy, and Affordable Vegan Lo Mein

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

  1. Combine soy sauce, sesame oil, ginger, and 2 teaspoons garlic together. Set aside.
  2. Cook lo mein noodles according to package.
  3. Meanwhile, warm a skillet over medium heat with olive oil.
  4. Add 1 teaspoon of garlic with mushrooms and frozen veggies into skillet. Let cook for 5-7 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  5. Add ⅓ of the soy sauce mixture. Continue to cook until vegetables are soft.
  6. Remove from heat. Add noodles and the remaining soy sauce mixture to the skillet. Toss until all noodles are coated.
  7. Enjoy!


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

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Nutrition facts

Per Serving

  • 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

Disclaimer: Type2Diabetes.com cannot guarantee a recipe that has been scaled to make a different number of servings from the original.

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