Recipe: Vegetarian Edamame Noodle Bowl
Pasta alternatives are all the rage. There’s a good reason for it! Depending on what the nutrition label says, of course. Pasta or noodles that are made from beans or legumes have a higher percentage of protein and fiber. Pair with colorful vegetables (and a fruit!) and you’ve got an amazing, delicious, plate method meal.
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Vegetarian Edamame Noodle Bowl
- 1 package edamame noodles (we used Explore Organic Edamame + Mung Bean Fettuccine)
- 1/2 C peanut butter
- 2 Tbsp honey
- 1/4 C olive oil
- 1/2 C rice vinegar
- 1 Tbsp fresh ginger, grated
- 1 Tbsp sriracha sauce
- 1 C grape tomatoes, sliced
- 1 C apple, cubed (we used golden delicious)
- 1/2 C cilantro, chopped
- 1/2 C purple cabbage, shredded
- 1 C carrots, shredded
- 1 Tbsp sesame seeds
- 1 avocado, sliced
- Prepare noodles per instructions on box. If using Explore’s Mung Bean + Edamame fettuccine: bring water to boil in pot on stove over high heat. Add noodles. Reduce to medium heat. Cook 5-7 minutes. Strain and place in large bowl.
- Combine peanut butter, honey, olive oil, vinegar, ginger, and sriracha sauce in small bowl.
- Drizzle noodles with sauce. Toss with grape tomatoes, apple, cilantro, cabbage, and carrots.
- Top with sesame seeds and sliced avocado. Serve warm or cold.
Our advice: eat the rainbow! We can’t emphasize it enough. Why? Every color holds different nutritional values. Whether it’s vitamins, minerals, or phytonutrients – color reflects chemistry and visually identifies nutrient diversity. When we eat the rainbow, we supply our bodies with a variety of nutrients that support metabolism and health.
To add, colorful ingredients will taste different. If you’re ever bored with your plate, find a color you haven’t had in a while! Getting out of a food rut and away from repetitive meals can help kick health progress plateaus to the curb.
Recipe modified from: Good Housekeeping