Meatless Monday — Stir-Fry with Whole Wheat Noodles

Jan, 20, 2014

Maybe you have made a New Year’s Resolution to eat better this year. It’s a very common resolution and, personally, I think it’s a great one. But, just because you want to eat better does not mean you have to eat flavorless, boring food. Vegetables can taste amazing. The secret is in the sauce or spices. Many years ago, when I did not eat as healthfully, I would turn up my nose at stir-fry. I would think, “Just veggies? How good can that be?!” Today, we stir-fry at least once a week. My kids love it and, yes, I do, too.


  • 2 tsp. sesame oil
  • 2-3 Tbsp. Bragg’s liquid aminos or gluten free soy sauce such as tamaristir-fry
  • 2 tsp. fresh ginger, grated
  • 2 garlic cloves, grated
  • 1 Tbsp. lime juice
  • ¼ cup water
  • 3 Tbsp. honey
  • 1 Tbsp. cornstarch

Mix everything together.

  •  2 cups cooked whole wheat noodles
  • ½ small yellow onion, chopped
  • 1 Tbsp. coconut oil
  • 5 mushrooms cut into quarters
  • ½ cup cup sugar snap peas, tops and ends cut off
  • 1 carrot, peeled and grated
  • ½ cup red pepper
  • ½ cup cabbage, chopped
  • ½ cup raw cashews, chopped

Heat oil in a wok on medium/high heat. Cook vegetables for 5-8 minutes. Add sauce and simmer on low heat for 5 minutes.  Toss whole wheat noodles with the stir-fried vegetables in the wok. Sprinkle cashews over right before serving.

Fredrika Syren

Fredrika Syren is an environmental activist and writer. In 2016, she founded the website Green-Mom.com where she shared her family’s journey of living zero waste. She lives in San Diego, California with her husband James and their children Bella, Noah, and Liam. Fredrika and her family were recently featured in the documentary Zero Time to Waste. Fredrika is also the author of Zero Waste for Families - A Practical Guidebook (which you can buy on this site)

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Hello there! My name is Fredrika and I’m a Sweden native living in San Diego, California with my husband James and our three children. I’m an environmental writer and have been sharing my family’s journey of living zero-waste since we shifted our lifestyle back in 2016.

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