Low-Calorie Moo Shu Pork Recipe

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Bite it! Hungry Girl's Mmmm-Mmmm Moo Shu Pork
HG's Mmmm-Mmmm Moo Shu Pork

Moo-ve Over, Takeout!

Our new recipe for slimmed-down moo shu pork rocks. It's loaded with veggies and lean pork, it's light on oil, and it comes complete with high-fiber wraps. It's basically a guilt-free formula for Chinese-food perfection...

Prep: 20 minutes
Cook: 5 minutes

1 1/2 tbsp. reduced-sodium/lite soy sauce
1 1/2 tbsp. rice vinegar
2 tsp. granulated white sugar
1/2 tsp. crushed garlic

1/2 tsp. chopped ginger
1/4 tsp. cornstarch
One 6-oz. raw boneless pork tenderloin, trimmed of excess fat, cut in half lengthwise, thinly sliced
Dash each salt and black pepper
2 cups bagged cole slaw mix
1 cup thinly sliced shiitake mushroom caps
1 cup bean sprouts

1/2 cup canned bamboo shoots, drained
1/4 cup thinly sliced scallions
1 1/2 tbsp. hoisin sauce
1 tsp. sesame oil
8 six-inch high-fiber flour tortillas with about 50 calories each (like La Tortilla High Fiber Low Carb Original Size)

To make the moo shu sauce, in a medium bowl, combine soy sauce, vinegar, sugar, garlic, ginger, and cornstarch. Mix until cornstarch dissolves.

Bring a wok (or large skillet) sprayed with nonstick spray to medium-high heat. Add sliced pork, and season with salt and pepper. Add slaw mix and mushrooms, and cook and stir until veggies have slightly softened, about 3 minutes.

Add bean sprouts, bamboo shoots, and moo shu sauce. Cook and stir until sauce has thickened and pork is cooked through, about 2 more minutes.

Remove from heat, and mix in scallions, hoisin sauce, and sesame oil.

Once ready to serve, warm tortillas in the microwave. Divide 1/4th of the mixture (about 3/4 cup) between two tortillas.

Wrap 'em up, repeat, and enjoy!


Serving Size: 2 moo shu wraps (1/4th of recipe)
Calories: 210
Fat: 6.5g
Sodium: 802mg
Carbs: 31g
Fiber: 16g
Sugars: 7.5g
Protein: 21g

PointsPlus® value 6*

Fight it! Moo Shu Pork, Average
Moo Shu Pork, Average

'Shu Fry, Don't Bother Me…

When it comes to Chinese food, some dishes are clearly loaded with calories and fat -- namely those fried rice and noodle dishes. But moo shu isn't quite so obvious. Sadly, it's still a calorie bomb, particularly the pork variety. Why? It's typically made with fatty cuts of meat, stir-fried in an excessive amount of oil, coated in a too-sugary sauce, and served with carby wraps! But don't despair... We've got a guilt-free recipe swap that can be whipped up faster than a delivery guy could make it to your doorstep! If you're going to cave in to restaurant Chinese food, stick to the advice laid out in our Chinese Buffet Survival Guide and Chinese Restaurant Survival Guide. But if you're craving moo shu pork, the HG-ified option to the left is undoubtedly your best bet!

Serving Size: 2 moo shu wraps
Calories: 564
Fat: 32g
Sodium: 1,230mg
Carbs: 46g
Fiber: 3g
Sugars: 14.5g
Protein: 29.5g

PointsPlus® value 16*

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