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Pork Lo Mein

Yield 4 servings
This dish is a healthier (less fat, more veggies) version of Chinese takeout and our kid testers' favorite!


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, peeled and minced
  • 2 bell peppers, red or green, cut into bite-size pieces
  • 8-oz package presliced mushrooms
  • 1 1/2 cups thin strips of cooked pork
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1 tablespoon low-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 cups cooked spaghetti, linguine, or any other thin pasta

Nutrition Information

  • calories (1 1/4 cups): 238
  • fat 10 g
  • satfat 3 g
  • sodium 562 mg
  • cholesterol 44 mg

How to Make It

  1. Prep time: 10 minutes
    Cook time: 10 minutes

    Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook the garlic, peppers, and sliced mushrooms until soft, about 5 minutes.

    Stir in the pork strips and the cornstarch. Add the chicken broth and soy sauce, and cook until sauce is thickened and bubbly, about 3 minutes. Stir to combine and cook for another minute, then add the cooked pasta. Stir until heated through.

    How kids can help: Wash peppers and mushrooms; measure ingredients.