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Toddler Approved: Udon Noodle Stir Fry

Now that I have a toddler in the house (gasp! how is Amy already a toddler!?), meal times have become a little bit more of a challenge simply because I would prefer to make only one meal for the three of us.  Thankfully (knock on wood), Amy has been a phenomenal eater thus far so I’ve just been rolling with it for as long as I can — I’m sure she’ll change her eating ways soon enough.  Since feeding toddlers (and kids in general) can be tough at times, I thought it would be nice to share recipes that work both for Chris and myself, but are also toddler approved!

Udon Noodle Stir Fry


Servings: 4 adult + 2 toddler

What You Need:

  • 5 boneless, skinless chicken breasts – chopped/sliced
  • 2 tsp canola or olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 x 8oz pack of mushrooms, sliced
  • 2 large carrots, grated
  • 1 large zucchini, grated
  • 2 x 200g packs of udon noodles
  • juice from 1 lime
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp low-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 C no sodium chicken stock
  • 4-5 green onions, chopped
  • peanuts for adult garnish (we don’t want those toddlers choking!)

What You Do:

– Brown chicken in a frying pan over a medium-high heat with approximately 2 tsp of oil and a pinch of salt & pepper

– Once chicken is cooked through, add the garlic, mushrooms, carrots and zucchini then continue to saute

– While the vegetables are cooking, in a small bowl, whisk together the lime juice, brown sugar and soy sauce

– Add your sauce along with the chicken stock and the udon noodles

– Stir everything together well so that the noodles are completely coated with sauce and continue to saute until the vegetables are cooked to your liking

– The green onion gets added once everything else is cooked

– Serve immediately

– For the adults and bigger kids, serve topped with chopped up peanuts

And now for the toddler test….


She went back for more!






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