Vegetable Chou Mein is one of my favorites. I like the simplicity of the sauteed onions and simple vegetables. Although this recipe does not contain all of the traditional Chinese veggies, it still reminds me of chou mein: soothing, mild, and filling.
Low in Calories and Weight Watchers Friendly
Originally I wanted a low calorie lunch, so I assembled whatever veggies I had in the fridge. The entire bowl is 2 Points Plus on Weight Watches. Instead of noodles, I added cooked quinoa that I had left over from dinner the night before.
It was tasty and nutrient dense.. just how I like it. I ate it with a veggie burger for protein. Making it a total of 5 Points Plus..
Could This Work For Thanksgiving?
This was so tasty, I'm thinking of making it for a Thanksgiving side dish because it is vegan, gluten free, and nut free- We get together with family on all sides for a total of 40 at my son and daughter in law's house-Since they serve buffet style, this side should be safe for almost everyone! ( we have to be concerned about guests who are gluten free, soy free, dairy free, nut free, and raw apple free)
|Add Bragg's liquid amino acids for a soy sauce like flavor if desired|
|Cook according to package directions|
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
2 cups of onions, chopped
1 clove garlic, pressed
2 cups of peeled eggplant, diced large
2 cups of zucchini, diced large
2 cups white mushrooms, diced
Pure olive oil spray
21 Salute ( a no salt 21 herb seasoning from Trader Joe's)
6 cherry tomatoes, sliced
1/2 cup cooked quinoa, cooled
optional: Braggs liquid amino acids ( tastes like soy sauce but isn't- I didn't use any extra flavoring)
Spray olive oil in a large skillet. Sautee onions and garlic slowly for 5 minutes. Add chopped eggplant, zucchini, and mushrooms and sautee stirring frequently on a low heat allowing vegetables to become tender. Add cherry tomato slices and a few shakes of 21 Salute and cooked quinoa towards the end .Toss and cook about 5 more minutes till tomatoes wilt just a little.
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