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Day 63 - Veggie Glue.

Day 63 - Veggie Glue.

Day 63 - Hi ya! It's already Thursday. Who else has felt like this week has flown by? When things get crazy, it's hard to eat well. It's hard to eat vegetables. I find myself grabbing too many cookies and not enough green stuff. Has anyone read the book "Vegetable Glue?" It tells the cautionary tale that things will fall off unless veggies are eaten, like your arm or your bottom.

  Vegetable Glue Board Book  {affiliate link}

Vegetable Glue Board Book {affiliate link}

In the spirit of keeping my body whole, todays projects is to dice up a delicious and veggie packed dinner loaded with vegetable glue.

Veggie Glue Noodles 

Ingredients:

  • 2 medium sized carrots diced
  • 2 small heads of baby bok choy chopped & base removed
  • 2 cups snow peas
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 cup sliced mushrooms
  • 5 green onions sliced
  • 1 cup shelled edamame
  • 1 red bell pepper sliced 1/4 inch long ways
  • 1/4 cup cilantro
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 8 oz whole wheat spaghetti 

Sauce

  • 1/3 cup reduced sodium soy sauce
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil

Optional Protein:

  • 16 oz extra firm tofu
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil

Combine the soy sauce, minced garlic, brown sugar, ginger & sesame oil. Mix well. Set aside.

Cook spaghetti according to package directions.

In a wok or large pan, add 3 tablespoons canola oil. When hot add the carrots, bok choy, snow peas, baby spinach, mushrooms, green onions & bell pepper. Cook the veggies for 3-4 min while slowing turning the veggies in the pan. Add the edamame and reduce heat to medium. Place the lid on the wok or large pan. Let steam for 3 min. Remove lid and add 3 teaspoons of the soy sauce mixture. Let the veggies cook till the liquid cooks off and the veggies are tender.

 

Drain spaghetti. In a bowl, add the cooked veggies & spaghetti and toss. Pour remaining soy sauce mixture over the top of the noodles & veggies and toss again. Garnish with cilantro. Optional: Cook and add the protein as described below. 

Optional Protein: In a non-stick skillet, add the remaining 3 tablespoons of canola oil. Turn the skillet to medium. Once the oil is hot, add the tofu. Cook on one side for 2 min until brown. Turn and cook for 2 more min. Remove from heat. Top over noodles & veggies.

Vegetable Glue ready! Let me know how you like this veggie dish. See ya tomorrow!

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