Healthy Veggie Chow Mein – It’s super easy too!

Good afternoon!

My hubby, Derek, lived in China for several years so I’m always trying to make him relatively authentic Chinese food. He says I nailed this one!

It’s a super simple take on Chow Mein but SO tasty! The vegetables listed are the ones I used but you really could use anything you have on hand!

I don’t cook with a lot of meat but if you feel like adding chicken or beef or even shrimp I’m sure it would be delicious!

This recipe feeds two people.


  • Olive oil or coconut oil (or any other healthy cooking fat)
  • 1/2 onion chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 2-3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 inch knob fresh ginger finely grated or minced
  • 1 medium carrot chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1/2 bell pepper chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1/2 zucchini chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 1/4 cabbage chopped into 1/2 inch pieces
  • 2 servings Chinese Chow Mein style noodles
  • 2 tablespoons naturally fermented soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • A dash of fish sauce (optional)
  • A splash of rice vinegar or white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon chili garlic sauce (optional)
  • Salt & pepper to taste


  1. Cook noodles according to package and set aside
  2. Heat oil in a wok on medium heat
  3. Add in onion and cook until soft (1-2 minutes)
  4. Add garlic and ginger on top of onions and “steam” for 30 seconds or until fragrant
  5. Add in carrot, bell pepper, and zucchini and brown slightly (3-4 minutes)
  6. Add noodles, cabbage, soy sauce, fish sauce, vinegar, chili garlic sauce, salt, and pepper
  7. Toss to coat everything
  8. Cook for 1-2 minutes more until noodles fry just a little
  9. Serve immediately garnished with sliced green onions and toasted sesame seeds

This meal is SO easy to whip up after a busy day!

Try it out today and let me know what you think!



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