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HG's So Low Mein w/ Chicken
HG's So Low Mein w/ Chicken

Lean & Mein
Everyone loves lo mein. How can you not? It's basically Asian "spaghetti" packed with all kinds of deliciousness. But who on Earth wants to deal with the horrendous calorie and fat counts of regular old lo mein? CRAZY PEOPLE, that's who. Don't be crazy -- or LAZY. Head to the kitchen and whip up some of HG's So Low Mein w/Chicken. BTW, this recipe also rocks with soy "chicken" strips, lean beef, pork tenderloin, shrimp, and tofu. Wok on, people!

3 bags House Foods Tofu Shirataki, original spaghetti shape
One 10 - 16 oz. bag frozen Chinese-style stir-fry mixed veggies (with broccoli, water chestnuts, etc.)
8 oz. raw boneless skinless lean chicken breast; cut into strips
1 cup bean sprouts
1/2 cup chopped mushrooms
1/2 cup thinly sliced zucchini
1/2 cup chopped scallions
1/4 cup shredded carrots
1/4 cup reduced sodium or light soy sauce
1 tbsp. cornstarch
2 tsp. chicken-flavored powdered consommé/bouillon (like the one by Osem, which can be found with the kosher items at the supermarket)
2 no-calorie sweetener packets (like Splenda)

Rinse and drain Tofu Shirataki noodles VERY well. Dry them thoroughly, and run a knife or kitchen shears through 'em a few times (so noodles aren't as long). Set aside. To make sauce, combine soy sauce, cornstarch, consommé/bouillon, and sweetener with 1/2 cup of hot water. Stir well and set aside. Bring a large pan or a wok sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Add chicken and all the veggies (the frozen and the fresh ones). Stirring frequently, cook for 5 - 7 minutes (until chicken is cooked throughout and frozen veggies are heated). Pour sauce into pan/wok, stir well, and continue to cook until sauce has thickened. Lastly, add in the noodles, and cook until entire dish is thoroughly mixed and heated. MAKES 4 SERVINGS

Serving Size: 1/4th of recipe (1 HUGE serving)
Calories: 152
Fat: 1.5g
Sodium: 925mg
Carbs: 19g
Fiber: 6g
Sugars: 4g
Protein: 18g

PointsPlus® value 4*

Chicken Lo Mein, Average Restaurant
Chicken Lo Mein, Average Restaurant

Lo Mein for Losers
Let's get one thing straight. There's nothing "low" about traditional lo mein. The dish consists of Asian noodles (made from wheat flour), veggies, and some type of meat item, and it's stir-fried. In oil. Lots and lots of it. Get an order of Lo Mein Chicken for dinner at P.F. Chang's, and that freakish, oversized plate of Chinese spaghetti will clock in at 1,610 calories and 66 grams of fat. AHHHHHHHHHH! And your typical Chinese takeout place will likely serve up close to 1,200 calories and FIFTY grams of fat in each large container of the stuff! So, as inviting, enticing, and downright tempting as this noodley veggie & chicken packed stuff is, ordering it from a restaurant is definitely not a good idea. Instead, stock up on some Tofu Shirataki, and toss up a batch of HG's version. You'll FREAK when you taste how fantastic it is.

Serving Size: 1/2 large order (a typical serving)
Calories: 580
Fat: 25g
Sodium: 1,800mg
Carbs: 50g
Fiber: 3g
Sugars: 18g
Protein: 25g

PointsPlus® value 14*

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