To kick things off this week, we are featuring a #HBHealthAtHome recipe by Ryan Morrison, a Registered Dietitian for Home Base Southwest Florida. This recipe for Garlic Asian Noodles features stir fry veggies, whole wheat noodles, and sesame oil. This noodle dish can also be served hot or cold, and tastes amazing either way!
2 servings of rice noodles
1 Bag of frozen stir fry veggies
2-3 cloves of minced garlic
2 Tbsp of low-sodium soy sauce (or tamari for gluten-free option)
1 Tbsp Rice Vinegar
1 Tbsp of water
1 tsp sesame oil (optional)
1 tsp hot sauce/chili garlic sauce (optional)
1 tsp of corn starch
Cook the noodles according to the package.
Place a pan or wok on medium-low heat. Add and stir together the garlic, soy sauce, rice vinegar, water, and sesame oil and/or hot sauce if using. To make sure the corn starch does not clump up, use a mesh strainer or sifter. Mix occasionally to prevent sticking. Add more water if the sauce is too thick.
Microwave frozen veggies according to package.
Once the sauce starts to thicken about 5-10 minutes, mix in cooked noodles and veggies. Stir dish to evenly spread the sauce.
Serve with sesame seeds or more hot sauce on top.
Frozen vegetables are a great and cheap way to sneak a serving of vegetables into dishes
Look for whole-grain noodles or brown rice for a healthy dose of fiber
While garlic may be small, they have huge benefits on our health including lowering blood pressure, offering immune support, and protecting from cancer.
To learn more about Home Base’s Nutrition services, or to browse our entire library of customized recipes, visit www.homebase.org/nutrition to speak with one of our Registered Dietitians!