Asian style Garlic Noodles with Edamame are full of good for you nutrition and are easy to make in less than 20 minutes. You’re going to want these over and over.
Sometimes I just need comfort food, which for me equals carbs. I still struggle gut wise with my recovery from colon cancer. For some reason my tummy is happier with carbs, they seem to give me the least amount of trouble. However, I know it’s important not to put foods empty of nutrition in my body.
That is why I created these Garlic Noodles With Edamame. To ramp up the nutrition, I start with noodles that are made with quinoa. Quina is actually not a grain, but a seed that is prepared and consumed like a grain. Since it is actually a seed, it is higher in nutrition than most grains. Quinoa is gluten-free, high in protein and one of the few plant foods that contain all nine essential amino acids. Also, it is high in fiber, magnesium, B vitamins, iron, potassium, calcium, phosphorus, vitamin E and various beneficial antioxidants. If your grocery does not carry quinoa noodles, you can order them from Amazon.
Edamame, My Super Food
Next, I add shelled edamame beans to my garlic noodles which are tasty immature soybeans that are packed with super nutritional benefits. I purchase my edamame from my local grocer’s freezer section, just be sure they are shelled when you buy them.
As a vegan protein is something, I am careful to be sure I am getting enough of so edamame is an excellent choice to add to my diet. Just a cup of cooked edamame provides around 18.5 grams of protein.
Additionally, edamame is a whole protein source. Unlike most plant proteins, it provides all the essential amino acids your body needs. When you eat a cup full, you will get around 52% of the RDI for vitamin K and more than 100% for folate. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, edamame contains fewer carbohydrates and more protein per serving than most other legumes. From 1 cup of edamame, you’ll get 189 calories, 15 grams of carbohydrate, 8 grams of fiber and 18 grams of protein.
Asian style Garlic Noodles with Edamame are full of good for you nutrition and easy to make in less than 20 minutes. You’re going to want these over and over.
8 ounces of quinoa spaghetti noodles
1/4 cup lite soy sauce
5 cloves of garlic minced
2 tablespoons brown sugar, packed
1 tablespoon of sambal oelek (ground chili paste)
1 tablespoon oyster sauce
1 tablespoon fresh grated ginger
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1 cup frozen edamame beans
In a large stockpot of boiling water place noodles in without breaking. Stir and allow to boil until soft and cooked all the way through. Tip: quinoa noodles are very starchy so be sure you have plenty of water and stir occasionally.
Heat 2 teaspoons of sesame oil in a small fry pan, add garlic and saute just until the garlic is soft. Pour in jar of sauce and shake.
One minute before you drain the noodles pour in the edamame beans in the pot. Stir and then drain noodles.
Place noodles into a large serving bowl, pour over sauce and toss. Serve.
Keywords: Garlic Noodles
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