Here are some tips on how to build a healthy and nutritious noodle pot at home.
HOW TO DO IT?
Combine vegetables and noodles in a jar. Fill the jar ¾ full with boiling water, leave 10 minutes, add tamari and cider vinegar and stir.
WHAT TO PUT IN?
Mange tout boast powerful anti-inflammatory properties, are high in collagen-preserving vitamin C and bone-strengthening vitamin K. Combine with spinach to maximize the heart-healthy and brain-boosting benefits.
TRY: 6 mange tout and 1 cup baby spinach leaves.
Containing plenty of vitamin A and C, potassium and folate, carrots and courgettes lower blood pressure and cholesterol, and reduce stroke risk.
TRY: 1 small courgette, spiralized or cut using a peeler and ½ carrot, grated.
Tamari soy sauce contains no wheat and less salt than the usual version and improves digestion. Apple cider vinegar relieves indigestion and bloating.
TRY: 1tbsp tamari and 1tbsp apple cider vinegar.
Buckwheat varieties contain rutin, which helps reduce blood pressure, and high-quality, easily digestible proteins to keep you feeling full through the afternoon.
TRY: 40g buckwheat noodles.
Onions contain plenty of phytochemicals, particularly flavonoid compounds, which improve immunity, and contain potassium, iron and fiber for digestion and a healthy heart.
TRY: 1 spring onion, sliced.
Even sweet peppers contain a compound that improves our metabolism (without the burning mouth!), and many antioxidants.
TRY: ½ red pepper, chopped into wedges.