UNDER 250 CALORIES: Sweet & Sour Pork Noodle Stir Fry

Zero Calorie Noodles

 

The secret weapon is ZERO calorie noodles!

I’m sure you’re wondering how a decent-sized portion of Sweet & Sour Pork Noodle Stir Fry could be under 250 calories?

The problem is that the TYPICAL takeout noodle stir fry is NOT a GOOD OPTION for a number of reasons…

Why?

  1. The sauces are very high in sugar and sodium.
  2. If a meat is added to the dish it is usually deep fried.
  3. The stir fry is cooked in A LOT of unhealthy vegetable oils.
  4. A noodle stir fry is typically very high in calories.

Let me put your mind at ease by telling you that you that you CAN EAT my Sweet & Sour Pork Noodle Stir Fry with a clear conscience 🙂 It makes me so happy to eat food that is low calorie and still delicious. All it takes is some creativity and innovation to transform an unhealthy, 1000+ meal into a meal that is low calorie, satisfying AND delicious. The task can be rather daunting at times…but those are the 3 things I aim for every time I cook. I don’t want a measly cube of cheese on my plate when I need to lose a bit of weight for the summer season. I also don’t want a big portion of bland, tasteless food (like a big bowl of lettuce – with a few tomatoes if you’re lucky).

WHAT I WANT (and I’m sure you do too) – is a good plate of food, that makes me feel nourished and happy…minus the guilt!

And the secret to the perfect balance is finding ways of “CHEATING” the traditional ways of cooking:

  1. Substituting unhealthy, high-calorie ingredients with better options – in this case: egg noodles for zero calorie noodles. SAVE around 220 CALORIES!
  2. Stop frying or sauteing everything – it’s not necessary! SAVE at least 100 CALORIES!
  3. Make up the bulk of the dish with delicious vegetables – they will fill you up and SAVE TONS OF CALORIES!
  4. Use spices for flavour NOT fat – a tablespoon of fat averages at 100 calories!

 

Zero Calorie Noodles

 


Sweet & Sour Pork Noodle Stir Fry Recipe


 

Zero calorie noodles are seriously the best invention ever! Zero calories? Are you kidding me? #lifemade

This dish is awesome for 2 reasons:

  1. The Sweet and Sour Pork Stir Fry took less than 20 minutes start to finish.
  2. I used zero calorie noodles so an entire serving is only 206 calories!!!

No tricks, I promise.

 

THE VEGGIES

zero calorie noodles

 

THE NOODLES

zero calorie noodles

 

COOK

zero calorie noodles

 

! DONE !

zero calorie noodles

 

UNDER 250 CALORIES: Sweet & Sour Pork Noodle Stir Fry
 
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Nutrition Information
  • Serves: 2
  • Calories: 206
  • Fat: 4.3g
  • Carbohydrates: 26.5g
  • Sugar: 12.3g
  • Sodium: 516.7mg
  • Fiber: 8.6g
  • Protein: 17.5g
  • Cholesterol: 43mg
Recipe type: Dinner
Cuisine: Asian
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A delicious Asian stir fry recipe with ZERO calorie noodles - and under 250 calories!
Ingredients
  • 1 cup sliced peppers (mixture of red and green peppers, 100g)
  • 1 cup red cabbage, finely chopped (50g)
  • 1 cup carrots, chopped into thin sticks (60g)
  • ½ cup pineapple pieces (95g)
  • ¼ onion, sliced (20g)
  • 2 tsp minced fresh ginger
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 50ml apple cider vinegar
  • 250g lean pork strips
  • 1 tbsp hoisin sauce
  • 1 tbsp tomato sauce
  • pinch of salt
  • 1 packet zero calorie noodles, rinsed and drained
Instructions
  1. Prepare the ingredients.
  2. Cook the pork by "frying" in sizzling water.
  3. Add the hoisin sauce when when the water has evaporated and the pork is cooked.
  4. Add the garlic and ginger, and cook for 30 seconds.
  5. Add the apple cider vinegar and allow to evaporate.
  6. Add the pineapple pieces, and stir.
  7. Add the rest of the vegetables, and stir continuously on high heat.
  8. Add the tomato sauce and cook the stir fry until carrots are slightly tender.
  9. Season with a pinch of salt.
  10. Add the noodles, and stir well until they are coated with sauce.
  11. Ready to serve!

 

bolognese sauce

Pssst….maybe try add these zero calorie noodles to some amazing Bolognese!

http://lorainesteyn.com/2017/06/bolognese-meat-sauce-2-ways/

 

 

 

zero calorie noodles

 

zero calorie noodles

 

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