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A Low Carb Alternative To Pasta: Tomato Soba Noodles

It is a common misconception that weight loss recipes have to be bland and tasteless or that when you are following a weight loss or healthy eating plan that you have to ban food groups – such as carbohydrates.

At The Healthy Mummy, we believe in a balanced approach to eating which means you get a wide range of nutrients that not only helps you lose weight but also gives your body all the nutrients it needs to be healthy and full of energy.  Rhian - tomato soba noodles

One of our favourite foods is Soba noodles which is a perfect alternative to white pasta or spaghetti. Soba noodles are a staple of Japanese cooking and are made from buckwheat and are high in fibre and an array of nutrients.

The health benefits of the buckwheat in soba noodles are:

  • It is very high in protein which has all of the amino acids essential for good health. (Making it possibly even better than Soy – please note only use non genetically modified soy which is free of chemicals)
  • It’s protein has also been shown to reduce cholesterol levels by absorbing Cholesterol in your small intestine.
  • It may have some value for diabetics as some studies have shown that Buckwheat reduces blood glucose levels by as much as 12-19%
  • It is a naturally high in dietary fibre

Soba noodles are a great substitute to use in pasta dishes and here is one of our family favourites – quick, easy and so tasty!

Print Recipe
Soba Noodles with Salmon, Lentils and Tomato Sauce
Rhian - tomato soba noodles
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 1/2 in pack of soba noodes get from the Asian aisle your supermarket
  • 1 tbsp jar of tomato based sauce (or make your own by cooking 8 x tomatoes 2 cloves of garlic and 1 x of tomato paste)
  • 2 large bunches of brocolli
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 tub of low fat ricotta cheese
  • 1 tin of salmon (or use tuna seafood, tofu, chicken)
  • 1 tin of lentils
  • Cracked black pepper
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings
people
Ingredients
  • 1/2 in pack of soba noodes get from the Asian aisle your supermarket
  • 1 tbsp jar of tomato based sauce (or make your own by cooking 8 x tomatoes 2 cloves of garlic and 1 x of tomato paste)
  • 2 large bunches of brocolli
  • 1 red onion
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 1/2 tub of low fat ricotta cheese
  • 1 tin of salmon (or use tuna seafood, tofu, chicken)
  • 1 tin of lentils
  • Cracked black pepper
Rhian - tomato soba noodles
Instructions
  1. In a pan cook the soba noodles in boiling water for 5-6 minutes
  2. In a separate pan cook the onion, brocolli, the garlic (crushed), the tomato sauce, the lentils and the salmon and add in the ricotta at the end.
  3. Cook for approximately 5 minutes
  4. When cooked add to a big bowl where you can mix through the soba noodles.
  5. Add generous amounts of cracked black pepper then serve straight away – for extra nutrition add in a bag of spinach or rocket when you stir through the noodles
Recipe Notes

520 calories per serve

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Bridget Walker

Bridget is a mother of 2, living on Sydney's North Shore. She spends her life drinking coffee, taking her kids to gigs, building businesses with social media and trying to sleep as much as is humanly possible with 2 small children pulling blankets off her bed in the early hours of the morning.