8 ounces whole wheat (or soba) noodles
Juice of 1 large lime
3 Tbsp hoisin sauce
1-2 Tbsp chili-garlic sauce (if you like spicy food)
1 tsp cornstarch
2 tsp toasted sesame oil
½ lb flank steak (thinly sliced and fat trimmed)
1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced (substitute frozen red pepper or broccoli as needed)
1 16-ounce package frozen shelled edamame beans
3 Tbsp fresh ginger, grated
½ cup chopped cilantro
Boil noodles until cooked but still firm. Drain. Whisk lime juice, hoisin, chili and cornstarch in a small bowl.
Heat oil in skillet and stir fry steak about two minutes. Remove beef from the pan, leaving the juices. Add red pepper, edamame and ginger to juices and stir fry on medium heat for two minutes. Add the beef and sauce mixture back into the pan. Cook until thick, about one minute. Remove from heat. Add noodles to stir fry mixture and toss. Top with cilantro, and if you wish, chopped scallions.
For an authentic drink, add hot or iced green tea and get antioxidants with no additional calories.
Simple & Healthy Recipe Modifications
Substitute firm tofu, fish or chicken for beef.
To serve as a finger food, roll in a low-fat tortilla. Read tortilla labels for additional nutritional information.
Top with chopped peanuts for crunch and protein, especially if you are making a vegetarian version.
Yield: Four two-cup servings
Per serving: Calories: 427; Fat: 9 g; Cholesterol: 19 mg; Sodium: 757 mg; Carbohydrates: 60 g; Fiber: 5 g; Protein: 29 g
Compare to: Panda Express broccoli beef with chow mein
Serving size: One cup each per person
Per serving: Calories: 608; Fat: 22 g; Cholesterol: 36 mg; Sodium: 1762 mg; Carbohydrates: 75 g; Fiber: 13 g; Protein: 27 g