When you think of noodles you don’t really think about healthy food but these soba noodles are an amazing substitute as it is made with buckwheat flour which is a pretty healthy alternative to 100% processed wheat flour – which is what makes up most of the commonly eaten noodles.

Buckwheat is very nutrient dense contains a great amount of copper, Manganese, Magnesium, which are all nutrients needed for optimum health. It is a rich source of fibre and helps you feel full for a very long time hence a good thing for those looking to watch their weight and cut food cravings.

Buckwheat is also a full protein, containing all essential amino acids so it can be an awesome substitute for meat or even eaten in a paleo diet to boost nutrition.

You can see why it is rather important to consume some buckwheat. The soba noodles and other buckwheat products like Kasha (roasted buckwheat), buckwheat flour are locally available at Healthy U stores inside major malls.

Ingredients

  • extra virgin coconut oil
  • chicken pieces, about 250g – you can use tofu instead for vegan recipes
  • sea salt
  • black pepper
  • cayenne pepper
  • allspice
  • garlic, crushed
  • ginger, crushed
  • carrots, roughly chopped
  • red onion, small, finely chopped
  • Button mushrooms, sliced thin lengthwise
  • medium sized Potatoes, halved
  • Broccoli, small head, florets cut

 Recipe

  1. Heat the pan over medium-low heat with some extra virgin coconut oil
  2. Season your chicken with sea salt, black pepper, cayenne pepper and a little allspice.
  3. Brown the chicken pieces, about 4 minutes per side without touching them, just let the pan do the work…Adding more virgin coconut oil if need be.
  4. Add the crushed garlic, crushed ginger, carrots, red onion, mushrooms and potatoes. Then add the Kallo Organic vegetable stock cubes or Bouillon cubes and brown them slightly releasing the flavors.
  5. Add about 3 cups of water or homemade veggie stock, bring to a simmer and cook for about 20 minutes on medium-low heat.
  6. Add the soba noodles about 4 minutes before serving as they cook fast and you do not want to over cook them then cover the pot with your bamboo steamer which has the chopped broccoli floret so that they can steam using the same energy cooking the soup and also picks up a little of the flavor. The broccoli also steams in 4 minutes to a perfect green color and crunch.
  7. Serve on a cold day like this and enjoy this amazing comfort meal

chicken noodle soup

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