Chow Mein is common on take-away menus and is often high in calories and fat and not the best option to choose when following a healthy eating diet plan.
This version is full of anti-oxidant rich vegetables and lean protein, providing a hearty and nutritious meal for the whole family while staying low in calories, perfect when looking for the best ways to lose weight.
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Bok choy is readily available at most supermarkets, and can also be called “Pak Choi”. It’s very low in calories but contains high levels of vitamins and minerals including vitamins A, B, C and K plus iron and calcium. It has a mild flavour and is an easy addition to many meals.
Once you have made this a few times feel free to experiment with adding any variety of vegetables including broccoli, peas or whatever you have in the fridge.


  • 500g lean beef mince
  • 1 tbsp rice bran oil
  • 1 brown onion, finely chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 large carrot, cut into thin strips
  • ½ red capsicum, cut into thin strips
  • ½ bunch bok choy, diced
  • 100g button mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 cup beef stock
  • 3 tbsp oyster sauce
  • 3 tbsp tamari sauce
  • 2 tbsp Worchestershire sauce
  • 100g vermicelli noodles
  • 3 finely chopped spring onions


  • Heat oil in pan, then sauté the garlic and onion until softened.
  • Add mince and stir until browned. Add mushrooms and cook for 3 minutes, while stirring continuously.
  • Pour in stock and simmer 10 minutes.
  • Add vegetables and sauces and simmer a further 5 minutes, until vegetables have softened.
  • Serve with vermicelli noodles.
  • Sprinkle with a handful of spring onions

Serves 4, 425 calories per serve

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