Since moving to California, I’ve seen different varieties of veggies available. We definitely had bean sprouts available in the South, but they are in every grocery store here–which means I was inspired to use them! The key to bean sprouts (in my opinion) is to lightly cook them so they retain their crunchy texture. I came up with this dish one evening when I didn’t want to use the oven and heat up my apartment.
1 bag Miracle Noodles
1.5 cups bean sprouts
1.5 cups chopped broccoli
3 tbsp Better Body Foods PB Fit (can sub with 1 tbsp peanut butter)
3 tbsp liquid aminos
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1) Prepare @miraclenoodles according to directions on bag.
2) Combine broccoli and bean sprouts in a large bowl.
3) Top bean sprouts and broccoli with hot @miraclenoodles.
4) In a separate bowl, combine PB fit, liquid aminos, garlic, and ginger.
5) Pour mixture evenly over Noodle/veggie mix and toss well.
6) Enjoy hot or cold! I enjoyed mine by wrapping the mixture in sesame seed soy wrappers.
Use code HANNAHAUGUST for a discount when you order from Miracle Noodle.
What’s your favorite no-oven recipe?
I’ve made a greater effort to choose plant-based options over the past few months. While everyone is different, I wanted to share a few reasons why I’ve made the slight shift. I am definitely still eating plenty of animal products, but here are some of the main reasons I’m opting for more plant-based options:
- It’s better for the planet. Plant-based options have a smaller carbon-footprint; these foods often require less transportation and have fewer environmental side effects (decreased carbon emissions, decreased methane gas–ehem, cows).
- Animals are cute (ethics). While some people think eating animals is entirely unethical, I do not personally fall into that camp. I take more issue with eating animals and byproducts of animals that have been treated poorly. Choosing cruelty-free, local, grass-fed options makes a huge difference, but often those options are more difficult to come by and are more expensive.
- Nutrition. There is a ton of evidence that eating a plant-based diet has numerous positive effects on health. The China Study, one of the few large-scale, reputable nutrition studies, was conducted by Cornell University, Oxford University, and the Chinese Academy of Preventative Medicine. The study found individuals with a plant-based diet where most protein comes from plant sources have decreased cancer rates and lower prevalence of bone fracture, among other health benefits. If you’re curious, read more here.
- It’s not all or nothing. I think this is a huge misconception in our world of extremes. Everyone thinks that you must choose a label and stick with it, but I prefer to stay flexible, eat what I want, and eat to feel good. There is no need to be a strict vegetarian or vegan, but trying to make mindful choices and choose plant-based options a little more often can add up to big benefits.
- I love Nuzest protein powder. This is a simple one…I fell in love with Nuzest protein powder when I first tried it. This is a super simple pea protein with very few added ingredients and it tastes great. Look out for recipes using this powder coming to the blog soon!