I’ve been counting calories lately and overall looking for more balanced nutrition. A friend suggested I give up carbs, especially wheat, but I’m not quite ready. This afternoon I wanted something satiating, slightly comfort-foody, and of course quick. As usual I raided my pantry for what I had, which this time included one neatly wrapped bundle of Blue Dragon Soba Noodles (Japanese-style noodles made in China, but I digress). I checked the nutrition facts and a serving was a whopping 436 calories. However, the serving suggestion was 1/2 of a package, or 125 grams. Using my handy food scale, I weighed out one bundle, about 75 grams. Sounded like a better serving size to me!
Noodles alone were not going to cut it, so I wanted some sort of sauce. I do love me some peanut noodles, so I decided to modify the peanut sauce I often make when I am cooking Asian meals. I was pretty happy with the results and the whole lunch only took me about 15 minutes to prepare. Overall, I am happy with the nutrition of the dish, except it is a bit high in sodium due to the soy sauce I used. I may try to omit the soy sauce and add a bit of water to thin the sauce.
Quick Peanut Soba Noodles
406 calories, 66 gr carbs, 10 gr fat, 13 gr protein, 787 mg sodium, 11 gr sugar
- 1 bundle soba noodles (about 75 grams)
- 1 tablespoon natural peanut butter
- 1 teaspoon grated ginger
- 1 teaspoon soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon rice vinegar
- 1 teaspoon chili garlic sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon honey
- 1 teaspoon raw sesame seeds
- Boil soba noodles according to package instructions, drain
- Mix all remaining ingredients, reserving sesame seeds, until well blended
- Mix peanut sauce with warm noodles, top with sesame seeds
- Eat up!