Looking for a healthy meal that’s substantially satisfying but doesn’t require oodles of time or energy?! This veggie lo mein is it! This 15 minute lo mein is loaded with fresh veggies and tons of flavor – but is simple enough to throw together on a busy weeknight!
Feel free to add chicken breast or ground pork if you want some extra protein. My husband’s favorite thing to say about any vegetarian meal I make is, “This would taste good with chicken.” And he’s right – this would taste good with chicken. I’d recommend sauteing it in the pan before the veggies with oil and a splash of soy sauce and then just following the recipe as written. Ground pork is actually one of my favorite things to add to this dish when I have some leftover. It really pairs well with the Asian flavors in this meal!
Switch up the veggies based on your personal taste or what’s in your fridge. I often make this lo mein with just broccoli. I LOVE LOVE LOVE broccoli and I’ve usually got a head of it in the crisper waiting to be devoured. Truth be told, this recipe is actually my favorite way to enjoy broccoli. All broccoli love aside, use whatever your family likes or use this meal to clean out your fridge and add whatever you’ve got!
Don’t overcook the veggies. My biggest mistake with this recipe is that sometimes I walk away from the stove and let the veggies go for too long. 4 minutes is just enough to leave them tender crisp – meaning they are tender enough to eat, but they still have just a bit of a bite to them. No one wants to eat floppy veggies, so set your timer for 4 minutes and stay by the stove!
Keywords: stir fry noodles, stir fry veggies, veggie stir fry