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I love a recipe that takes less than 30 minutes to make! I am a momma who is strapped for time and I need something yummy fast! I do the majority of the cooking in my household. I’ve been a wifey for 9 years and a momma for 5 years. Many frazzled years later, I think I finally got the hang of the whole weekly meal schedule, grocery inventory and healthy meals that will please my family!
Health is a big priority to me because of all the years I spent as a Nurse on a Cardiac unit. I learned that your health is more valuable than your bank account! It’s always a good idea to invest in your body and make some simple healthy swaps. This month I learned how to swap my usual EVOO (extra virgin olive oil) for a better alternative, Mazola Corn Oil.
Mazola Corn oil is a cooking oil that is all purpose You can bake with it, fry with it, grill with it, and sauté with it. It has been shown to be a smarter heart-healthy choice for the whole family. (Trust this cardiac nurse and the reviewed clinical studies!) In fact there was a clinical study that showed Mazola Corn Oil to reduce cholesterol 2x more than Extra Virgin Olive Oil.
A clinical study showed Mazola Corn Oil reduces cholesterol 2x more than extra virgin olive oil.
*to learn more about this claim, see MAZOLA.com
A big part of cooking with oil is knowing it’s smoke point. Once you reach a certain temperature with olive oils or coconut oils, you begin to see smoke and this can change the flavor and nutritional value of whatever you are cooking. It’s best to stay below 400°F when frying or sautéing. Mazola Corn oil has a higher smoke point than most cooking oils, it is 450°F.
#SimpleSwap Ways to Swap out for Mazola Corn Oil
There are so many ways to use Mazola Oil – the easiest way to add this heart healthy option to your every day diet is to swap out other ingredients for Mazola Corn Oil. You can swap out a sauté oil for Mazola (like I did in the recipe below), use Mazola Corn oil when baking a cake, or use it when you are cooking a steak on the grill.
I also swapped out any meat or poultry in this stir fry recipe for some veggies and mushrooms. Mushrooms are low carb and have a touch of protein. I also swapped out the regular pasta for brown rice pasta. This pasta has more fiber than the regular kind. Just a few ways to swap out what you already use and make healthier choices. I’d love to hear your swap ideas. Scroll & Comment below and have a delicious heart healthy day!
My favorite recipe to use MAzola Corn oil, in place of Olive oil, is my families favorite stir fry dish. Sesame Noodle Stir Fry. It is easy, fast, super healthy and delicious! You can always add cooked chicken, steak or pork into this recipe if you want. We like to keep it vegan/vegetarian some nights.
It’s totally simple! You just cook the pasta, sauté the veggies, mix in the sesame sauce, sprinkle with sesame seeds and green onions, and SERVE!
I can attest to the fact that these noodles make the most tempting left overs! #justsaying
SESAME NOODLE STIR FRY
This easy sesame noodles recipe can be made in just 20 minutes or less. It can be served either warm or cold.
- 1 pound (16 oz.) linguine
- 1 tablespoon Mazola Corn Oil
- 1 zucchini chopped
- 1 squash chopped
- 8oz of sliced mushrooms
- 12-14oz jar of Sesame Sauce
- optional garnishes: extra thinly-sliced green onions and toasted sesame seeds
Cook pasta al dente according to package instructions and set pot aside.
Meanwhile, in a separate mixing bowl combine mushrooms, zucchini & squash. In a large frying pan, set to medium heat and add 1 tbsp of Mazola Corn Oil. When oil is hot enough, add all the chopped veggies to the pan. Sauté until veggies are soft. (about 8-10 minutes)
Then immediately toss the hot veggies into the pasta pot. Add in the Sesame Sauce. Toss & Mix until veggies and pasta are evenly coated with the dressing. Garnish with green onions and sesame seeds. Serve immediately and Enjoy!
One thing I like about this Mazola corn oil is that is has a neutral taste so it doesn’t mess with the excellent flavors I’m trying to create with each diner. I want my food flavors to combine into a creation all their own.
Thanks for stopping by megforit.com today. Here is a printable version of this recipe. I’d love to hear your ideas of where you can swap other cooking oils for Mazola Corn Oil. Leave them here in the comments below.
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