I am a huge fan of Chinese/Japanese food. Come to think of it, I pretty much any type of ethnic food, even better, I just love food. Now you know how I got to where I am with my weight. I am learning however that I don't have to give up the foods I love, I just have to modify them to fit my new lifestyle. Yes, lifestyle. I am in it for the long haul.
I had a brilliant idea last night as I was making zucchini noodle spaghetti that I should try to make Yakisoba with these noodles also. My family loves Yakisoba which really is just another name for chow-mein but who cares. It worked beautifully and I have figured out how I can yet again modify a meal for the whole family to fit my PINK method eating plan. I use the zucchini noodles, the rest of my family eats the Yakisoba noodles that are usually found in the produce section of the grocery store by the won-ton wrappers and tofu. Where do I get the zucchini noodles you ask? You make them with your Saladacco also known as a spiral slicer or cut them by hand either will work.
Chicken Yakisoba with Zucchini Noodles
4 ounces of chicken
3 cups chopped mixed vegetables (use what you like, I used onions, snap peas, carrots, red bell peppers, mushrooms, and a little purple cabbage)
1 medium size zucchini (you will use this to make your noodles so don't chop it up)
1 clove chopped garlic
1 tbsp Bragg's Amino's or Low sodium soy sauce
1 tsp sesame oil
Brown your chicken in a saute pan, or pull some cooked chicken out of the refrigerator, I always keep a couple portions ready to go in case of a hunger emergency.
Chop your vegetables into bite size pieces
Saute the vegetables and garlic with the chicken until they soften. I often add a little bit of water to the vegetables to help them cook and then let it evaporate, you don't want a lot of water in the pan.
When the vegetables are soft, turn off the heat and add your zucchini noodles, your Bragg's or soy sauce and your sesame oil and stir until combined.
If you are making for your family, obviously you would use more chicken and vegetables and then take out your portion, add the zucchini noodles to your portion and the Yakisoba noodles to your family's portion. My family then prefers teriyaki sauce mixed into the whole thing but use what your family likes.