With the summer heat bearing down on us (especially me) at all angles, and the abundance of fresh cleansing summer vegetables making it a crime to have the stove on for any longer than 10 to 15 minutes a day, quick and easy “toss together” meals are a must in our home. I still crave nutrient dense meals even if I don’t want to cook them.
Have you ever had one of those nights when you are busy working, blogging, playing blackjack on the computer, whatever, and you look up and it’s 7pm and you have no idea what to cook for dinner? Well, this is where people usually order a pizza and call it a day, however, since take out pizza would, most assuredly, leave our energy levels in the toilet tomorrow, our skin spotty and puffy, and probably cause mild irritability, all you cleansing beauties out there would go looking for something much healthier in your own kitchen. Right?
These noodles are great because they are simple to make, delicious and ever so healthy. Even the kids or your finicky husband will love them. My “definitely not open minded” better half devoured his and half of mine last night and he hates ANYTHING new so that tells you how super scrummy this recipe really tastes.
Good-for-you healthy ingredients:
Miso contains all essential amino acids making it a complete protein. It is a great source of B-12 which makes it fantastic for vegans who have a tough time getting B-12 from diet alone. It is also a fabulous way to balance the intestinal flora, strengthen the blood and lympatic systems, and reduce the risk of breast, colon, lung, and prostate cancer. Buy unpasteurized miso such as Ohsawa Miso to get the most out of its benefits of fermentation.
Walnuts clearly earn their title as a super food. They are rich in fiber, vitamins, magnesium and antioxidants. Walnuts also are one of the best plant sources of protein, and contain healthy fats, including Omega 3, that have shown to lower LDL cholesterol. Walnuts are also champions at lowering heart diseases risks by improving blood vessels elasticity and plaque accumulation. This super nut also plays a role in lowering the C-reactive protein (CRP) which make them happily anti-inflammatory.
Recent research indicates that a diet including plenty of mushrooms may help slow down the development of certain cancers, such as breast cancer. Mushrooms are one of the very few non-meat sources of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), which has been shown to block aromatase, a protein necessary for producing estrogen in women. Since about 70 percent of breast cancers are hormone-dependent, the ability to block aromatase is a powerful tool in controlling or even stopping cancer.0