Noodles are one of the most popular foods in the world. Almost all people are fond of this food because it is considered practical and does not take much time to prepare. Noodles are generally made from wheat flour that goes through certain processing, using oil, until it becomes hard. The water content in the noodles is lost due to this process so that noodles become long-lasting foodstuffs.
The energy we get from noodles comes from carbohydrates, protein and fat nutrients. However, because the manufacturing process uses oil processing, we get almost 30% of the energy from oil (noodles and seasonings). So by consuming noodles, fat intake into our body also increases. That is why it is better to combine noodles with healthy ingredients such as vegetables, meat or mushroom. Here are some healthy noodle recipes you might try at home,
Ramen Noodles Stir Fry is a quick budget-friendly way to use instant ramen or noodle! Instead of using ramen soup packets, you will make quick homemade sauce, packed with flavor! This healthy ramen noodles recipe is made with garlic, broccoli, soy sauce, and meat. You can change the meat with chicken or seafood. Perfect for busy weeknights or when you need a quick meal.
Spinach Parmesan Zucchini Noodles is easy and quick to cook. Spinach is rich in iron, vitamin, and fiber. If you combine spinach with noodle, it will make the noodle become healthier. It is good to cook for your family.
The next dish is from Korea. Korean Cold Noodles With Spicy Sweet And Sour Gochujang Sauce is one of the typical menus from Korea and many Koreans like it. For making this dish, you can use white flour-based pasta and has a great texture for this cold noodle bowl. You could also use a buckwheat soba noodle pasta. This cold noodle bowl is topped with fresh raw vegetables. This gives it a nice fresh crunch and texture with the chewy noodles.
Last is Teriyaki Chicken Noodle Bowl. This noodle uses the combination of chicken and teriyaki sauce. Chicken contributes protein for this dish. You can add vegetables such as carrot or broccoli to make it tastier.
Noodle is one of the carbohydrates sources. But it is not good if we consume it frequently because of preservative chemicals. We can consume noodles maybe once for 2 weeks. Just don’t eat noodles too often!