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Recipe: Whole Wheat Chow Mein

Recipe: Whole Wheat Chow Mein Recipe: Whole Wheat Chow Mein

​Serves 6

  • 1 package whole wheat spaghetti, cooked
  • 3 cups chopped assorted vegetables (mushrooms, spinach, peppers, carrots, snap peas)
  • 1½ cups meat, sliced thin (chicken, pork, beef, or tofu)
  • 1 medium onion, sliced
  • 3 to 4 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1-inch piece of fresh ginger, finely chopped
  • 1 cup green onions, chopped
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Put 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a pan over medium heat. Place the onions, ginger, and garlic in the pan and cook for 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add the sliced meat to the pan and cook for 6 to 7 minutes or until the meat is almost cooked. Add the vegetables to the pan followed by the soy sauce and honey, and cook for 2 minutes. Last, add the cooked noodles to the pan and mix all of the ingredients well. Cook for another 2 to 3 minutes and then serve.

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About Dr. Muth:

Natalie D. Muth, MD, MPH, RDN, FAAPNatalie D. Muth, MD, MPH, RDN, FAAP, is a pediatrician and registered dietitian who practices general pediatrics and is the director of the W.E.L.L. healthy living clinic at Children's Primary Care Medical Group in Carlsbad, CA. She is author of the Family Fit Plan and co-author of Picky Eater Project, both published by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). Dr. Muth is also a current executive committee member of the AAP Section on Obesity and lead author of the joint AAP/AHA statement on public policies to reduce sugary drinks consumption in children and adolescents. She is also the AAP representative to the expert panel that developed the above beverage recommendations for children ages 0-5. Follow Dr. Muth on Twitter @drnataliemuth, Instagram @dr.nataliemuth, Facebook @howtoraisehealthyeaters, and visit her website

About Dr. Tanaka:

Dr. Mary TanakaDr. Mary Tanaka graduated from UCLA with a degree in Mass Communications. She completed her master’s degree in Complementary and Alternative Medicine through the Department of Physiology at Georgetown University. She went on to earn her medical degree from Georgetown University School of Medicine. She finished her pediatric residency at UCLA Mattel Children’s Hospital with a focus on Community Health and Advocacy and served as Chief Resident. Dr. Tanaka is a Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and is a pediatrician at Children’s Primary Care Medical Group and sees patients in the W.E.L.L. Nutrition Clinic. As a talented amateur cook, she is passionate about helping children optimize their health through nutrition and has created healthy family friendly recipes for parenting books and blogs.​

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