Lo Mein Bang Bang

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The other night I was CRAVING Chinese food. This doesn’t happen often but when it hits it’s pretty intense. JorBabe + I have been doing SUPER good with staying on track since the new year + there was no way I was going to ruin it with some Pick Up Stix. That stuff is loaded, + I mean LOADED with MSG. The only time I’m willing to wake up with fat fingers + toes is for sushi nights. + even then I go easy on the low-sodium soy sauce.

+ so I decided to whip up my own version of Lo Mein!

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Lo Mein Bang Bang

♥ 8 oz. brown rice noodles (GF-woop!)

♥ Veggie combo (at our local market we have fresh, organic chopped carrots, broccoli + mushrooms + then I added some snow peas.)

♥ couple cloves of fresh garlic, minced

♥  1 TBSP sesame oil

♥ Sesame seeds (optional)

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Lo Mein Bang Bang Sauce:

♥  2-3 TBSP raw coconut aminos (use low-sodium soy sauce here if you don’t like the coconut aminos)

♥ 1 TSP pure organic maple syrup

♥ 1 TSP sesame oil

♥ 1 TBSP siracha (use less or none if you’re sensitive to spice)

♥ 1 TSP ground ginger (I use a little more bc ginger is so damn tasty + good for you!)

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Prepare noodles as directed on package. While noodles are cooking, prepare sauce by combining all ingredients into a bowl + mixing well. Next, sauté garlic in pan with sesame oil. Once it’s browed, add veggies + sauté for about 5 minutes. You want them crunchy but not completely raw. Drain noodles once they are cooked and throw in veggies. Pour sauce over everything + toss to make sure the sauce coats all noodles and veggies evenly. Plate your serving + sprinkle with some sesame seeds.

This a great gluten free, vegetarian dish + it completely satisfied my Chinese food craving without me having to OD on MSG.

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Using coconut aminos instead of soy sauce is by far the best choice. It’s not as salty but it still has enough of that soy sauce taste you need. Not to mention there are some amazing benefits to using CAs.

“When the coconut tree is tapped it produces a highly nutrient-rich “sap” that exudes from the coconut blossoms. This sap is very low glycemic, an abundant source of 17 amino acids, minerals, vitamins, and has a nearly neutral pH. A comparison between coconut tree sap and soy, shows that coconut sap contains 2-14 times the amino acid content of soy.” -Coconut Secret

So there ya have it, Lo Mein Bang Bang. + it makes about 4 servings so you’ll have plenty of delish leftovers!

xx

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