Since I’ve been reading through my first book for nutrition school, I’ve learned a lot. One of the most important things I’ve learned so far is that there is a such thing as a noodletarian diet! Who knew? Reading about this diet gave me such a hankering for sesame noodles. It had been a while since I had made these, so I jumped at the occasion to make them again.
So what is a noodletarian diet, anyway? It involves eating a lot of whole grain noodles. These noodles of course need to be accompanied by the other required nutrients, but they form the base of your meals. Sounds interesting to me!
To satisfy my noodle craving, I went to the natural food store by my apartment and bought a few different kinds of King Soba brand noodles. I bought a black rice variety, a brown rice/pumpkin/ginger one, and a brown rice and wakame type. They cook quickly and have a great texture. I definitely recommend them! The sesame noodles are great as a side, or can be turned into a whole meal by adding some kind of veggies and preferably a protein. I really gobbled these up.
I have orientation this week for nutrition school, and I’m so excited! Real classes start next week. Wish me luck!
250g (about 9oz) whole grain noodles of choice (I used King Soba Brown Rice and Wakame)
2 tbsp toasted sesame oil
1 tbsp agave nectar (or other liquid sweetener)
1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
Sesame seeds to taste
Optional: sliced green onions to top
Cook noodles according to package directions. Drain and rinse noodles. Add the other ingredients and mix well. Serve right away. Store extras in an airtight container in the fridge (if there are leftovers). Makes 2-3 portions.