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Easy Shrimp Lo Mein

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 (ABeautifulMess.com)

There’s nothing like savoring a mouthful of lo mein with shrimp from our favorite Chinese takeout spot. But a home-cooked meal, better still.

Now you can have the best of both worlds.

Emma Chapman of A Beautiful Mess loves this classic staple so much that she eats a variation of it “almost every week.” Sure, the blogger/recipe developer could easily order in during those lazy, I-can’t-get-off-the-couch evenings when hunger strikes, but she prefers whipping up this entree at home quickly and easily.

“Since we eat a version of (lo mein) almost every week, we have about one million different ways of preparing it,” explains Chapman. “Sometimes we leave out the shrimp and add more veggies, like a thinly sliced bell pepper, shredded brussel sprouts, or snow peas. You could also add baked tofu or cooked chicken if that’s your thing.”

“Don’t be afraid to customize this however you like or with whatever is left over in your refrigerator,” she adds.

For her shrimp lo mein, Chapman loves tossing in chili garlic sauce for an extra kick, along with brown sugar for a touch of sweetness. Best of all, you’ll have more control of the exact ingredients being used, which means you can make your lo mein as healthy (or not) as you like.

And that's exactly how we prefer it.

For the full recipe, click here.