This week’s Fresh Choice blog article comes from Guest Blogger, Maddy Bellcroft – Find Maddy on Facebook.
I have very fond memories of trips in the hills with my family this time of year, on reaching a mountain hut I would be rewarded with a steaming hot bowl of 2 minute noodles. These days the range of noodles at Fresh Choice Nelson extends far beyond quick and easy tramping snacks, here are a few that are worth checking out.
Kelp noodles – These raw noodles are made from sodium alginate (extracted from kelp) and water, they are gluten free, fat free and very low carb. Their crunchy texture makes them fantastic in salads.
Zero Konjac Noodles – the ‘zero net calorie’ noodle, made from the root of the Konjac plant, these noodles consist of soluble dietary fibre and take on the flavour of the sauce you use.
Organic noodle Kitchens beetroot noodles- these have fantastic colour they also have some other creative flavours that look great on the plate.
Rice noodles – these range from the thick Pad Thai style noodle to the thinner vermicelli. After cooking cool down under running cold water straight away to stop them going overly soft.
For a change try the Thai Kitchens red rice noodles which are great in rice
Make an Asian noodle salad by combining your favourite noodles with thinly sliced red pepper, broccoli, carrot, zucchini and squares of cooked tofu and bean sprouts. In a jar combine 1 tbsp peanut butter, 2 tbsp sweet chilli sauce, 1 tsp tamari, 1 tbsp lime juice and 2 tbsp sesame seeds, mix well then pour over salad. This can be served hot or cold.
Add your favourite noodle to a wok of sweet and sour stir fry, use as a base in your favourite Tom Yum or Pad Thai recipe or break into smaller pieces and use in minestrone or veggie soup.
There are many other delicious types of noodles in store at Fresh Choice, so come on in and embrace the autumn weather with some fantastic noodle creations for dinner.