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Meatless Monday — Stir-Fry with Whole Wheat Noodles

By Fredrica Syren:

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.

Sauce

  • 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.

About Green Mom

Fredrica Syren, the author and founder of Green-Mom.com, was born in Sweden. Her mother was a classically trained chef who introduced her to many eclectic flavors and skills at a young age. Her mom’s passion for the outdoors and gardening planted the seed for her own love of nature and healthy eating. She received a degree in journalism and has worked as a print, Internet and broadcasting journalist for many years with big businesses within Europe and the United States. After her mom was diagnosed with terminal cancer and she with pre-cancer, Fredrica changed her career to become a full time yoga teacher and activist. A longtime world traveler, foodie and career woman, she was exposed to many facets of life, but nothing inspired her more than becoming a mom. After her first-born, Fredrica began a food blog focusing on local, seasonal, organic & vegetarian dishes. Years of food blogging developed into the cookbook Yummy in My Tummy, Healthy Cooking for the Whole Family. Upon the arrival of her second child, Fredrica founded Green-Mom.com. Her vision was to establish a site providing insight about gardening, home and personal care, baby & child, and of course food & nutrition. Green-Mom.com hosts many talented writers shedding light on ways to incorporate eco-friendly and nutritious practices for busy families. She is an advocate for organic, local and sustainable businesses. Fredrica hopes to inspire social change through her lifestyle, passion and business. Fredrica lives with her husband James Harker-Syren and their three children in San Diego, CA.

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