When you crave for something warm and light, noodle soup can be a quick meal option that’s satisfying, fresh, and grease-free. Making your own Noodle Bowl at home is surprisingly easy, all you need are 4 elements: soba noodle, broth base, veggies, and protein. Soba, AKA, Buckwheat Noodles are good source of fiber, manganese and contain high quality protein (6-9g per 2 oz serving). They are uniquely rich in the essential amino acid Lysine, which is lacking in many grains. Manganese and Lysine are involved in the creation of collagen and absorption of calcium, maintain bone health. Keep your noodle portion small (1-2 oz soba) and pair it with lean protein choices (tofu, tempeh, edamame, fish, shrimp, chicken) and steamed/sauté veggies of your choice.
Ingredients (serves 4):
- 6 oz soba noodles
- 2-inches ginger, grated
- 6 oz Tofu Cutlet, sliced
- 8 pieces of shrimp wonton, boiled
- 8 cups rainbow veggies, steamed
- 3/4 Tbsp Brown Rice Miso
- Boil a pot of water over high heat. Add ginger and 3/4 Tbsp of Miso.
- Cook soba noodle with tofu cutlet for 5 minutes.
- Top with steamed rainbow veggies.
- Garnish with scallion or a dash of sesame seeds.
- Smile and serve.
- If you want to try flavor soba noodles like this one, check the ingredients to make sure it is made with real green tea matcha and not food colorings. Hime’s Green Tea Noodles are light and fragrant, and a sneaky way to add a dose of antioxidant into your pasta.
- Try to consume at least 2 cups of veggies in each meal. Pick a rainbow selection (at least 4 colors) of seasonal vegetables and serve them on the side of the noodle bowl.
- Soba pairs well with mushrooms. Check out my Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms with Eggs and Thyme
Serving Size: 1 Noodle Bowl | Calories: 249Kcal |Carbohydrates: 36.2g |Protein: 17.2g | Fat: 4.6g | Saturated fat: 0.6g | Fiber: 9.2| Sodium: 277.5mg |