• Peanut Noodles

    Nutrition Facts

    Serving Size ½ of recipe
    Calories 443
    Total Fat 28 g
    Saturated Fat 4 g
    Sodium 642 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 44 g
    Dietary Fiber 5 g
    Protein 8.5 g

    Servings and Times

    Servings 2

    Ingredients and Preparation

    Ingredients Measures
    Chinese egg noodles (such as lo mein or chow mein) 4 ounces
    Olive oil 2 teaspoons
    Small onion, chopped ½
    Red bell pepper, chopped 1
    Small zucchini, chopped 1
    Unsalted peanuts, chopped 2 tablespoons
    Peanut sauce 1 tablespoon
    Rice wine vinegar 1 tablespoon
    Dried chili, seeded and finely chopped (optional) 1
    Salt ¼ teaspoon
    Garlic clove, minced 1
    Freshly ground pepper to taste
    1. Cook the noodles according to package directions, but omit fat and salt.
    2. Meanwhile, heat oil in a wok or large nonstick pan over medium heat. Add garlic and onion, and cook for 3 minutes, until tender.
    3. Reduce heat to medium, add pepper and zucchini, and cook for another 8-12 minutes, stirring often.
    4. Add peanuts and cook for another minute.
    5. Whisk together peanut sauce, vinegar, chili, salt, and pepper.
    6. Toss noodles, vegetables, and dressing together in a large bowl and serve.

    Exchanges3.5 fats; 2.5 vegetables; 2.5 starches

    Side Suggestions: Asian SlawMix 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar, 1 teaspoon sesame oil, 1 teaspoon granulated sugar, and ¼ teaspoon ground white pepper together in the bottom of a medium bowl. Toss 1 cup finely chopped red cabbage, ½ cup thin strips of peeled carrot, and ½ cup thinly sliced snow peas with dressing and serve. Nutrition Info (for ½ of recipe): 65 calories; 10 g carbohydrate; 1.5 g protein; 2.5 g fat (0 g sat); 2.5 g fiber; 17 mg sodium. Exchanges: 1 vegetable; 0.5 fat.

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