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.
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!
Soba Noodles with Salmon, Lentils and Tomato Sauce