Healthy Two Minute Noodles

Healthy Two Minute Noodles-1I have a confession: I love two-minute noodles.

I know some whole food advocates may throw up their hands in horror, but two-minutes noodles are a quick and easy snack. They’re especially good when you’re hungry and tired — like mid-afternoon — and need to eat something quick.

What many people object to — and I understand their reasons – is their flavour sachets that two-minute noodles come with, which are often laden with artificial flavours, colours, fat and salt.

So I say ditch the flavour sachet for chicken or vegetable stock and add your own vegetables, protein and nuts to create a healthy meal.  You could use egg, chicken, beef, tofu, fish or meat balls or simply go with a vegetable and nut combination.

It’s a healthy, quick, low-fat and delicious meal.

What’s not to love?

Healthy Two Minute Noodles-2

Healthy Two Minute Noodles
 
A healthy two minute noodle recipe with nary a flavour sachet in sight!
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Recipe type: Snack or Main Meal
Cuisine: Australian
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • Two cups chicken or vegetable stock
  • 1 packet two minute noodles
  • Fresh vegetables e.g. half a bunch asparagus cut into pieces, half a head of broccoli cut into small pieces, ½ a capsicum, 1 ear corn cut into thick slices, 1 peeled and sliced carrot
  • 1 egg (optional)
  • 20 grams almonds, bashed in a mortar and pestle
  • 2 tablespoons fried shallots (available from Asian shops)
Instructions
  1. Bring two cups stock to the boil in a saucepan.
  2. Add noodles and cook for one minute.
  3. Add vegetables and cook for one further minute
  4. Break egg (if using) directly into saucepan and beat in with a pair of chopsticks or fork for 10-15 seconds until cooked.
  5. Remove from heat and ladle into serving bowl.
  6. Garnish with almonds and fried shallots.

 

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