Food, Lunch & Dinner Entrees, Vegan Eats

No Pain Lo Mein

This recipe is quick (can be made in about 10 minutes), easy and colorful.  Feel free to give this recipe the added nutritional boost by increasing the vegetables.  My kids and I love this paired with tofu tossed in a similar sauce to that found below.

We really love throwing all our Asian-inspired options in a large metal bowl and heading outside where we sit in the grass with our chopsticks and enjoy what we call the “Nom-Nom Bowl.”


6 oz Lo Mein, Udon or Linguini Noodles (I used 2 bands of Organic Udon)

1 tbsp Sesame Oil or Extra Virgin Olive Oil

2 Cloves of Garlic, minced

1 16 oz bag Frozen Stir-Fry Blend Vegetables

3 cups Spinach, chopped, optional

For the Sauce:

4 tbsp Organic Reduced Sodium Soy Sauce, Bragg’s Liquid Aminos, or Tamari

4 tsp Honey

2 tsp Sesame Oil or Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 tsp Ground Ginger


Heat water to boil noodles as per package instructions.  Udon only takes about 4 minutes so set a time as it hits the water so you don’t overcook it!

Whisk together sauce ingredients and set aside.

Heat oil in skillet, add garlic and cook until it just starts to tan.  Add mixed vegetables and cook to heat, stirring occasionally.  Once vegetables are heated, add spinach to wilt (if using).  Add sauce and noodles and stir to combine.  Serve immediately.

Time-Pressed Tofu

Drain extra firm tofu and press firmly with paper towels to remove extra moisture.  Cut into cubes and add to a small-medium skillet with 1 tsp Coconut Oil or EVOO.  Cook over med-high heat to lightly brown the sides.  Flavor tofu with a little soy sauce; Chinese Five-Spice Powder and a pinch of salt; a half-recipe of the sauce above (2 tbsp Soy Sauce, 2 tsp Honey, 1 tsp Sesame Oil, & 1/2 tsp Ginger); sweet chili sauce or even a touch of Teriyaki or other Asian-style sauce.

Published by LaTricia Morris

Hi. I'm LaTricia Morris, licensed PA Realtor, wife and mother of two amazing children, one cat and a 3-legged pit-baby. I also work in health and wellness through my business Defiance Fitness + Nutrition where I offer solutions that help people overcome obstacles to their health and wellness goals. What can I say? I couldn't be more committed to the call to helping people like you maximize your life potential and fall in love with the life you get to live. It's my joy to help you improve your quality of life, from helping you look and feel your best to helping you find the home that will serve as the setting for some of your life's most precious memories. I LOVE seeing you accomplish your lifestyle goals and count it a blessing to be part of that.

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