Peanut Butter Soba Noodles
This healthy pasta salad recipe incorporates asian flavors to create a simple filling dish. This recipe is the perfect vegan meal prep dish, because it stores well in the fridge. This recipe is vegan, gluten-free, high fiber, dairy free, and only takes 15 minutes or less!
Happy Friday Day friends! After a long weekend of indulging in not so healthy foods I am excited to bring you a simple healthy recipe to get you back on track to your health and wellness goals! Whenever I spend a day or weekend binging, the following days are always really hard for me. I find myself super hungry and wanting to snack constantly. Snacking is what gets me into trouble, because I can literally eat forever. Even when.I am full and at a point where more food would just make me feel sick I will still eat, why am I like this? I am not sure, but it's who I am and I can't change that. So, what do I do? I control what I can control. When cooking at home I make high volume, low calorie dense meals. This is what works for me. I can eat high volumes of food that are nutrient dense and health promoting without eating hundreds if not thousands of calories. I also remain full for hours when I eat like this, because the meals are high fiber and complete meals.
I have talked about my love of Asian cuisine before, but I thought I would just talk a little bit about why it is so delicious. For one most Asian food is naturally vegan food. If the dish is not naturally vegan, it can easily be made vegan with a few simple swaps. Second, Asian food is loaded with vegetables and plant based diversity, which both help specifically with gut health, but also help with your overall health. Third, it is simple. Most Asian dishes are cooked on the stove in one pot! I don't think anyone can complain about a simple recipe, especially a vegan one.
When I first went vegan I had no idea how to do it. I was basically living off of vegetable side dishes, smoothie bows, and chips and salsa for the first year. It wasn't until I really started looking at recipes on Pinterest that I realized the options are endless. I am the type of person who doesn't really crave Standard American Diet foods, such as burgers, pizzas, fries, etc. so I was searching for food that was vegan at its core, and not vegan food trying to be something else. That's why here at The All Natural Vegan I focus on creating a lot of recipes that are truly vegan. Nothing weird, just healthy vegan food. That's what this recipe is all about. It's a dish that is vegan, healthy, nutrient dense, free of harmful ingredients, and delicious! Let's get to the recipe then!
Total Time: 15 Minutes
2 Bunches soba noodles
2 Crowns of broccolini
1 1/2 Cup edamame
4 Green Onions
1/3 Cup chopped peanuts
1/3 Cup peanut butter
1 Tablespoon toasted sesame oil
2 Teaspoons liquid aminos
1 Teaspoon garlic powder
Sesame seeds to top
Begin by cooking your soba noodles according to package instructions.
While the noodles are cooking steam the broccolini.
In a bowl combine the peanut butter, sesame oil, liquid aminos, garlic powder, and 1/4 cup of water and mix until combine.
Strain the noodles and the broccolini and add to a bowl with the edamame. Mix in the peanut sauce, and top with green onions, chopped peanuts, and sesame seeds. Enjoy warm or cold!
Are you constantly struggling to find whole foods plant based vegan recipes? Sick of seeing a vegan recipe on Pinterest only to go to website and find the recipe is loaded with processed oils and sugars? Here at The All Natural Vegan I am committed to creating healthy vegan recipes that are plant based vegan, free of refined sugar (no coconut sugar either!), no vegan butter, no refined oil ( I sometimes use cold pressed oils in salads, I never heat oil, I cook 100% without oil!), and mostly gluten-free. I do not have a gluten allergy or gluten intolerance, but I am constantly creating gluten-free recipes and options! If this sounds like the way you eat, or want to eat make sure to subscribe to my email list so you never miss the next healthy recipe!