Sweet & Spicy Soba Noodles

Can’t figure out what you’re in the mood to eat? Sweet or Spicy? Why not both? This noodle dish gives your taste buds a yummy balance of sweet & spicy goodness! 

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I’m a carb kinda gal so I like my noodle and pasta dishes just as much as the next carb fiend but in my attempts to find some healthier alternatives I often fell short.

A lot of regular pastas are made with unbleached white flour where most of the nutrients are stripped away so that it creates a finer texture and will last longer on shelves. But this type of flour absorbs into your body differently and can spike blood sugar. I came across a couple different whole wheat and bean based pastas that were less than appetizing. They were always mealy or mushy and the consistency was always off.

Then I found Soba noodles (Im late to the party, I know) but it’s made with buckwheat flour and whole wheat flour and it’s great! It has a really nice texture and if you’re looking for a healthier alternative to nutrient stripped pastas then give these Japanese Soba noodles a try. (They aren’t crazy expensive either.)

 

Recipe Creator: Move & Munch

Yields: About 6-8 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

 

Ingredients:

  • 1 pack Japanese Soba Noodles (9.5 oz package)
  • 2 1/2 cups water
  • 1/4 cup Sriracha (adjust to spice preference, so add gradually)
  • 1/4 cup low sodium soy sauce
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 tbsp white vinegar
  • 2 tbsp ponzu sauce (optional)
  • 3 tbsp flour
  • 2 bags frozen veggies (1 bag had broccoli and carrots the other was an Asian medley with baby corn, snap peas, carrots, mushrooms, and water crest.)

 

Directions:

  1. In a deep pan or wok pour in water, sriracha, soy sauce, vinegar, and ponzu sauce. Stir and put heat on low. Let warm for about a minute or 2 then add brown sugar and stir for a couple more minutes. Careful not to let it start to boil.
  2. Add in the frozen vegetables and cook until the veggies are warm. About 2-3 minutes.
  3. In a separate pot cook your Soba Noodles according to the package directions then add them to the sauce and veggie mixture.
  4. You might notice that it’s a little soupy or watery but that’s okay, that’s when we start to add our flour! The flour will thicken up the sauce. Add flour gradually until you reach your desired thickness. Add more or less according to how you want it.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

 

This is a great dinner idea when you are pressed for time but still want to make something healthy and it’s even better the next day!

 

 

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