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Beef Lo Mein

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Beef Lo Mein

You know the good old saying "You are what you eat"? It's 100 percent true. Your bones, hair, skin, nails, fat, and muscle structure are all dictated by what you eat, how the body metabolizes those nutrients, and how hormones regulate where you distribute those nutrients. These Fast Metabolism Diet recipes are all designed to build muscle, burn fat, and support healthy hair, skin, and nails. So let's cook up something healthy an delicious that nurtures your body and makes you never want to eat take-out again!

Phase 1 | Serves 2
Prep time: 15 minutes | Total time: 45 minutes

Ingredients

Sauce:

1 cup chicken broth
1/4 cup tamari
2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
1 teaspoon arrowroot powder
1/2 teaspoon red chile paste (more or less, depending on how spicy you like it)

Lo Mein:

4 ounces uncooked brown rice vermicelli (angel hair)
8 ounces beef, thinly sliced
2 bell peppers (any color), thinly sliced
2 cups bean sprouts
1 teaspoon curry powder
2 tablespoons chicken broth, plus more if needed
1 cup sliced shiitake mushrooms
1 cup sugar snap peas, sliced into strips
1/4 cup sliced scallions

Directions

  1. Make the sauce: In a small bowl, whisk together all the sauce ingredients until smooth. Set aside.

  2. Make the lo mein: Cook the vermicelli according to the package directions.

  3. In a large nonstick skillet, sauce the beef over medium-high heat for 2 minutes, or until cooked to your preference. Transfer the beef to a plate.

  4. In the same skillet, combine the bell peppers, bean sprouts, curry powder, and the broth (add more, if you need it, to prevent sticking). Stir-fry for 3 minutes. Ad the mushrooms and peas. Stir-fry for 2 minutes more, or until the vegetables are brightly colored and tender-crisp. Stir in the sauce and return the beef to the skillet, along with any juices. Stir an simmer until the sauce thickens, about 8 minutes. Sprinkle with the scallions and serve. 

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