Another quick way to fail in your new diet is by not taking your own lunch in to work and hitting the shops. Not only are you a lot more likely to be tempted with buying things that don’t exactly fit in with your plans but you can also end up spending a lot of money.
Even if you are trying to watch your money, some of the cheaper options tend to be potted noodles that are packed with salt and additives. The Veggie Wholewheat Pot Noodle is a great way to enjoy good, healthy food at a reasonable price. By making it yourself you know exactly what is going into it so can keep an eye on everything.
To make the Veggie Wholewheat Pot Noodle it should only take around 25 minutes from start to finish and you will need the following ingredients;
- 100g of Dried Wholewheat Noodles
- 2 Tablespoons of Groundnut Oil
- 1 Red Pepper
- 1/2 Large courgette
- 50g Shelled Edamame Beans
- 25g of Beansprouts
- 1 Carrot
- 1 Handful of Baby Spinach
- 2-4 of Tablespoons pf Crispy Onions
- 2 Tablespoons of chopped Coriander
For the dressing you will need;
- 1 Tablespoon of Sesame Oil
- 2 Juiced Limes
- 1 Garlic Clove
- 1 Red Chilli
- 1 Tablespoon of Ginger
Cook the noodles for around 3-5 minutes then drain and leave them to cool down. Then heat your groundnut oil in a wok adding the red pepper when hot for 2 to 3 minutes. You can then add your courgette and edamame for another couple of minutes before transferring over to a bowl to cool down.
To make your dressing just whisk your ingredients in a bowl and then season and separate into jars ready to use.
You can then divide the noodles into jars or pots, add your cooled vegetable carrot, spinach, bean sprouts, crispy onions and coriander and add your dressing prior to eating.
This should take around 20-25 minutes to create and will be enough to serve two. It is a great way to enjoy some fresh veg and will last you a couple of days so you don’t have to hit the shops and put your healthy eating in jeopardy.
It is also a great option for vegetarians who are on the lookout for a quick, healthy option for their lunch.