What am I going to make for dinner? Do any of you find yourselves asking this very question multiple times a day/week/month? I feel like I am always thinking about what I am going to make for dinner (it doesn’t help that I am always thinking about food, so what I am going to eat for dinner is just a normal flow as I the day progresses, haha). Anyways, I really am always looking for healthy, simple delicious, and fast weeknight meals, and I know I am not the only one out there.
Luckily, these Soba Noodles with Spicy Peanut Sauce fits the above criteria perfectly. Soba noodles are made from buckwheat flour which make them a high fiber healthy grain, the dish is loaded with veggies, a little bit of healthy fat from the natural peanut butter (plus delicious flavor), it taste fabulous, and it comes together in a flash. It’s perfect for those busy weekday dinners.
I like to add a little bit of grilled chicken to these noodles, but it is completely optional. I will also use whatever vegetables I have on hand; carrots and red peppers are just my favorites.
- 1 package soba noodles
- 1 red pepper, julienned
- 2 carrots, peeled and julienned
- 1 tsp coconut oil
- 1/4 cup natural peanut butter
- 2 Tbsp rice vinegar
- 2 Tbsp lime juice (approx 1 lime juiced)
- 1/2 Tbsp liquid aminos (soy sauce or tamari works as well)
- 1 packet stevia
- 1-2 tsp Sriracha
- 1 tsp fish sauce
- Add the coconut oil to a large skillet over medium heat
- Saute the carrots and pepper in the coconut oil until tender crisp
- Cook the Soba noodles according to package directions
- In a separate bowl combine the peanut butter, rice vinegar, lime juice, liquid aminos, stevia, sriacha, and fish sauce until smooth
- Combine the noodles, peanut sauce, carrots, and peppers in a large bowl and toss to until evenly coated
- Garnish with fresh cilantro
- Grilled chicken taste great with this meal for a little bit of added protein.
- Peppers and carrots are just suggested vegetables, you can use whatever you have on hand.
- Calories: 193 Fat: 7 grams Carbs: 53 grams Protein: 9 grams