A Hungry Nursing Mom’s Quick Fix: Dragon Noodles

This EASY, affordable and healthy recipe for dragon noodles will quickly become your go to hungry-breastfeeding-exhausted-mom meal!

When I began breastfeeding, the thing that shocked me the most was how HUNGRY I was.

All. The. Time. 

Pregnancy didn’t have anything on that breastfeeding calorie burn.

Nursing Mom's Easy Dragon Noodle Recipe
I tossed toasted Peanuts, a tablespoon of peanut butter, and garden zucchini in this dish.

Unfortunately, the hunger pangs most likely hit me out of nowhere.

SO even though I did a LOT of babywearing, being a tired, breastfeeding mom, I grabbed whatever crappy pantry food I could find, instead of fixing a real meal. I wish I had this recipe then, because it is SO delicious, semi healthy, and easy to whip up! Hangry Breastfeeding mamas, I give you… Dragon Noodles.

The thing I love most about this recipe is how versatile it is! The base of this Asian-style dish contain 5 simple ingredients- ones you most likely have lying around your kitchen. But the best part is, you can throw just about anything into it to add a little somethin’ somethin’ to it.

Nursing mms hungry food: Easy dragon noodle recipe
Today I added peas, peanut butter, and some of Aldi sweet and sour sauce.

I also call my dragon noodles “leftover pasta” because I tend to throw any random leftovers from my fridge into the skillet. Pork roast? Chicken breast? Ground turkey? Corn? Zucchini? Carrots? Peas?  I also love to add peanut butter, peanuts, or ginger to mine.

So really, the possibilities are endless, and it takes no fancy ingredients.

5 Ingredient Dragon Noodles

Eggs pasta and the sauce! Easy peasy lemon squeezy

All you need are 5 simple ingredients for your hangry fix.

  • whole wheat spaghetti noodles
  • 3 tbsp. soy sauce
  • 3 tbsp. brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp. sriracha
  • 1 egg

How to

So first, boil your pasta. Then mix together wet ingredients. While you’re doing that, scramble and fry an egg in a skillet. Finally, Add all of your ingredients to said skillet.

Stir. Eat. Enjoy.

 

A Breastfeeding Mother's Hungry Quick Fix: Dragon Noodles
For this version of dragon noodles, I added a pound of fried (and rinsed) hamburger meat, carrots, and spinach. This also fed every one of my daycare littles, with leftovers. (They had no idea there was spinach in it!)

Now, the most difficult part is to not spill any on your baby as you attempt to eat and gobble it up. (It’s ok, we all do it!)

What are some of your quick-fix recipe’s you use for those non-stop-feeding-teething growth spurt days? Did you fix something up on the spot? Or did you plan ahead of time with freezer meals to avoid junk-food frenzies? Perhaps having family or friends close by as a support system made those early breastfeeding days easier?

Tell us about it in the comments, and perhaps we will share your tips and recipes on the website!
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Lauren Lewis

Early Childcare Educator at Lauren's Little Ones
Lauren Lewis is no stranger to childcare development, having spent over 10 years as a nanny or family childcare provider. She's the wife of a travel geek, mother of two vivacious children, and has an amazing talent for trailing lost things behind her a la Hansel and Gretel.Her passion for lifting up women and advocating for children pours out in her work as a Central Indiana Event Coordinator, Writer, and Social Media Relations Director for Breastfeeding World.Her life is full of busy, crazy and LOUD. It is full of love and hope, ups and downs. And coffee, always lots of coffee- but she wouldn't have it any other way.
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