This spiralized, veggie-packed noodle bowl is a healthier, lower carb version of a classic Chinese takeout dish: lo-mein! Shrimp, zucchini noodles, spiralized bell peppers and carrots make for a delicious and healthy meal that comes together in under 30 minutes!
If you’ve ever ordered lo-mein for takeout before, you’ve probably ate too much and felt over-full and lethargic afterwards. It’s so good, it’s hard not to have a second helping. Personally, I hate that feeling – it’s not about the calories or carbs, it’s about how I feel. I feel gross after!
I’ve found a trick: order proteins and veggies in whatever sauce you like and while you wait for your order to arrive, spiralizing your veggies. Once the food arrives, toss the spiralized noodles with the protein and veggies and voila – a healthier, still delicious version!
OR, if you’re truly committed to saving money, cooking at home, and eating clean, make your own versions! I love Asian food – Thai (fell in love with Kao Soi Gai while in Chiang Mai a couple years ago and had to remake it), Chinese (sweet potato fried rice all the way!), or a Vietnamese pho (with zucchini noodles!), I’m always making #inspiralized versions.
This Shrimp Lo Mein comes together in under 30 minutes, is filling, veggie packed, and certainly satisfies those takeout cravings!
Today I’m partnering up with the team at The F Factor Diet (if you missed my post on how they changed my postpartum health journey by discovering the importance of fiber in your diet, read it here) to share two fiber-filled meals aka #ffactorapproved!
Heat the sesame oil in a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat. Once oil is shimmering, add the shrimp, season with salt and pepper, and cook for 2 minutes, flip, and cook another 1-2 minutes or until shrimp is opaque and C-shaped. After the shrimp is done, set it aside on a plate and cover to keep warm. Immediately add garlic and ginger to the pan and stir for 30 seconds or until fragrant. Add the spiralized vegetables, and snow peas, to the same skillet and cook, tossing frequently, until tender, about 7 minutes. When done, add the spinach and toss for 2-3 minutes or until wilted.
Meanwhile, prepare the sauce. In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, honey, sesame oil, and pepper. Once vegetables are done cooking, add the shrimp back in and pour over the sauce and toss to coat the vegetables and shrimp in the sauce. Let cook for 30 seconds to warm through.
Divide the lo-mein into bowls, garnish with sesame seeds and serve immediately.
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Inspiralized started out of a pure passion for eating healthy and helping others. When Ali Maffucci, discovered the spiralizer, she quickly learned how easily it could be used to make creative, delicious and nutritious meals
I have nothing prolific to say today (I’ve just been madly testing recipes for this project I’ll be announcing soon) except that today was the first day in my life that I actually enjoyed sliced tomatoes on a sandwich. 🍅 🍞
I’m not a fan of raw tomatoes, except in something subtle like a pico de gallo or if they’re a tiny part of a meal, like a garnish. but today, I made this chickpea tuna salad melt with tomatoes and spinach and LOVED it. 👍🏼
it got me thinking… I can’t be the only one. do you like raw tomatoes? 🤔...
should I start paying luca for his food styling (swipe to see), so he can buy cars and ice cream all by himself? 🏎️ 🍦
which has me thinking... when do you start giving kids allowances?! 💰
#toddlermomlife #toddlermom #boymom #momlife #cutesthelperever...
luca made a friend today! 👦🏼 🚴♂️
one of the things that has made me sad during COVID has been that Luca hasn't spent much time with other kids his age. this summer, we had a little pod of a few kids, but slowly but surely, as the year went on, kids moved to the suburbs, enrolled in school (we didn't feel comfortable), and then as the temperature dropped, the rest of the kids stopped braving the cold and since we felt uncomfortable with indoor playdates, it was really just our little family hanging out. and Luca wasn't hanging out with anyone his age much.
I have so many thoughts on this. will this change his personality and social skills forever? will he be socially awkward? will he lose out on so many developmental milestones? will this affect his emotional awareness? the list goes on. I know it's only a year or so, but that's over 1/3 of his entire life!
and now that we're in Florida, we just keep to ourselves at my parents' house and don't see any other kids. it's so nice to be together as a family, and I know so many families can't be together right now, so I'm so grateful for that. the other day, Luca saw a 7-year-old boy on a bike in my parents' neighborhood and he asked us if he could be his friend. I almost broke down in tears.
so by chance, we were out on his bike this afternoon and sure enough, we saw the little boy again, riding his bike, with his mother. in that moment, I knew I had to make a move - so I called out to the mother and asked her, "I know this is going to sound weird, but my son would love to hang out with your son! I'd love to get your number so they can ride bikes together sometime!" I was so nervous, haha!
and just like that, Luca made a friend! they immediately started riding their bikes together (it was so cute I couldn't handle it!!!) and Roma even came a little bit later and literally slipped her hand into the little boy's hand, it was like she was starving for that connection. it was so adorable, and I'm so happy for Luca to have someone to safely play outside with and so I can shed some of this mama worry.
as for these chocolate donuts, search the blog, they’re an oldie but a goodie! 🍩🍫...
it's a mouthful, but it's mouth-watering. 👅 my TERIYAKI SALMON with RICED BUTTERNUT SQUASH and SESAME BROCCOLI 🥦 is live on the blog, and it's another must-add to your weekly meal plan. okay I say that all the time, but seriously - I'm only sharing recipes I make for our family, and these have all been slam dunks 🏀
and last week I started the #inspiralizedmealplanideas hashtag so we'd have a running list of weekly meal ideas from this community, and it's a Monday thing, so tell me - what's ONE meal you're making this week? 🍴 leave it in the comments below and be sure to check back to see what other people are making and even SAVE this post for future reference! 📌
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