Looking for a healthy bowl recipe? Try Sesame Chicken Noodles today
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Do you like eating healthy bowls in restaurants but have never tried to make one at home? Try this healthy bowl recipe for Sesame Chicken Noodles. You can easily make nutritious bowls at home for less than half the price. Try this delicious recipe to boost your confidence.
Whenever I eat at a restaurant that serves healthy bowls that pull all the healthy ingredients together, I think to myself, I could do this at home. Why don't I?
Making this Sesame Chicken Noodles recipe, with pre-cooked chicken, showed me how quick and easy making bowls at home can be. Enjoying it motivated me even more to experiment with other ingredients I already had at home.
Use this recipe as a springboard to other healthy bowl recipes and experiment with different grains as the base, such as quinoa or brown rice, different protein sources, such as beef, tofu, beans or pork, and different sauces depending on what you have on hand in the kitchen.
The noodles in this Sesame Chicken Noodle recipe are soba noodles.
In the Japanese language, the name soba means buckwheat. As the name implies, authentic soba noodles are made from 100% buckwheat flour. However, the grain buckwheat can be challenging to work with so often soba noodles are made with a mixture of wheat flour and buckwheat flour. Therefore, if you need to eat gluten free it is important to read the ingredients on the label of your soba noodles to see if they are truly "juwari soba noodles" which means they are made from 100% buckwheat.
Soba noodles are generally found in the Asian section of your local grocery store, though you can order them online or find them in health food stores as well.
In terms of the nutritional content of soba noodles, they are very similar to 100% whole wheat noodles, particularly in terms of calories, protein, fiber and iron. However, because buckwheat contains high amounts of the amino acid lysine (a building block of protein) which is low in wheat flour, buckwheat is a particularly good grain for people who eat only plant-based foods.
Time saving tip:
Use leftover cooked chicken or rotisserie chicken that has been diced, to speed up the prepping and cooking process.
Nutrition facts per serving (1 serving = 225 grams)
Calories: 300, 9.5 g fat, 34 g carbohydrate, 22 g protein, 0.8 g dietary fiber, 514 mg sodium
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