A Low Carb Alternative To Pasta: Tomato Soba Noodles

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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!

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Soba Noodles with Salmon, Lentils and Tomato Sauce
Rhian - tomato soba noodles
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Course Main Dish
Cuisine Italian
Servings
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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
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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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