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Zucchini Noodle Mei Fun with Chicken

Posted on April 26 by
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Ingredients

2 medium zucchinis
2 tablespoons reduced-sodium tamari
2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar
½ tablespoon honey
½ tablespoon chili garlic paste (optional)
2½ tablespoons sesame oil, divided
1 egg
1 chicken breast, cubed
½ tablespoon garlic, diced
Black pepper to taste
½ cup yellow onion, diced
1 red bell pepper, sliced thin
5 ounces bean sprouts, washed
5 scallions, chopped

Directions

1. Spiralize zucchini into a mixing bowl using a small noodle blade (similar size as angel hair pasta).

2. Combine tamari, rice wine vinegar, honey and optional chili garlic paste in a small bowl and mix with a fork.

3. Heat a large frying pan or wok over medium-high heat and add ½ tablespoon sesame oil and egg. Scramble egg until fully cooked, remove from pan and set aside in a small bowl.

4. In the same large pan or wok, add 1 tablespoon sesame oil, followed by cubed chicken and garlic. Add black pepper to taste. Stir-fry chicken with a spatula for 3 to 5 minutes, until it is no longer pink and has reached an internal temperature of 165°F (74°C).

5. Add onion, pepper and bean sprouts to the pan or wok and stir-fry with a spatula for 2 to 3 minutes.

6. Add egg back into the pan or wok. Toss and cook for about 1 minute.

7. Add sauce mixture to pan or wok and reduce to low heat.

8. Meanwhile, heat a medium-sized frying pan over medium heat. Add 1 tablespoon sesame oil, followed by zucchini noodles. Using tongs, toss to coat and continue tossing to cook for 2 to 3 minutes. Be careful not to overcook, as zucchini noodles will become soggy.

9. Place zucchini noodles in a serving bowl and top with the chicken and vegetable mixture. Toss with tongs and garnish with chopped scallions.

Nutrition Information

Serving size: 1½ cups
Serves 4

CALORIES 296; TOTAL FAT 13g; SODIUM 433mg; CARB. 23g; FIBER 5g; (NET CARBS: 18g); PROTEIN 25g

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The following are the fruits and vegetables that are found to contain the most pesticide residues according to the EWG (environmental working group):

1. Strawberries

2. Spinach

3. Nectarines

4. Apples

5. Grapes

6. Peaches

7. Cherries

8. Pears

9. Tomatoes

10. Celery

11. Potatoes

12. Sweet bell peppers

Try to buy these fruits and vegetables organic to limit your pesticide intake.

*All produce, organic or not, should still be washed thoroughly, as rinsing with just water is not enough.

My home made cleanser is one bottle of vinegar and one bottle of hydrogen peroxide. I spray both the vinegar and peroxide on the produce, let it sit for a few minutes and rinse with warm water.

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