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Deliciously healthy beef chow mein makeover

Chow Mein is common on take-away menus and is often high in calories and fat. Not the best option to choose when following a healthy eating plan like the 28 Day Weight Loss Challenge.

This version is full of antioxidant-rich vegetables and lean protein, providing a hearty and nutritious meal for the whole family.

It manages to be tasty, yet still low in calories, perfect when you want to serve something nutritious that everyone will happily tuck into.

Beef Chow Mein Makeover

Once you have made this a few times feel free to experiment with adding any variety of vegetables including broccoli, peas or whatever you have in the fridge.

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Beef Chow Mein Makeover
Beef-Chow-Mein
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Asian
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 500 g lean beef mince
  • 1 tbsp rice bran oil
  • 1 brown onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 large carrot cut into thin strips
  • ½ red capsicum cut into thin strips
  • ½ bunch bok choy diced
  • 100 g button mushrooms sliced
  • 1 cup beef stock low sodium
  • 3 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 3 tbsp tamari sauce
  • 2 tbsp Worchestershire sauce
  • 100 g vermicelli noodles
  • 3 finely chopped spring onions
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Asian
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 500 g lean beef mince
  • 1 tbsp rice bran oil
  • 1 brown onion finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed
  • 1 large carrot cut into thin strips
  • ½ red capsicum cut into thin strips
  • ½ bunch bok choy diced
  • 100 g button mushrooms sliced
  • 1 cup beef stock low sodium
  • 3 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 3 tbsp tamari sauce
  • 2 tbsp Worchestershire sauce
  • 100 g vermicelli noodles
  • 3 finely chopped spring onions
Beef-Chow-Mein
Instructions
  1. Prepare the noodles according to packet directions, then set aside.
  2. Heat oil in pan, then sauté the garlic and onion until softened.
  3. Add mince and stir until browned. Add mushrooms and cook for 3 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  4. Pour in stock and simmer 10 minutes.
  5. Add vegetables and sauces and simmer a further 5 minutes, until vegetables have softened.
  6. Serve with vermicelli noodles.
  7. Sprinkle with a handful of spring onions.
Recipe Notes

Recipe serves 4, at 425 calories per serve

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