Feisty Asian Noodle Bowl
Feisty Asian Noodle Bowl

Feisty Asian Noodle Bowl

myWholeLifeBy myWholeLife Team  , ,   , , ,

August 5, 2015

Our Blood Sugar App has simple, delicious recipes based on the TOP 100 proven blood sugar-friendly foods! Here is a sneak peak at one of our fav recipes we can’t get enough of.

First let’s talk about the ginger, garlic and onion. These delicious additions help increase energy storage in the liver and also help reduce insulin resistance — giving you more energy for longer and keeping our blood sugar levels balanced.

  • Yields: 4 - 6 Servings

Ingredients

1 tbsp grapeseed oil

2 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite sized pieces

1½ litres of low sodium chicken stock

1 large onion, diced

2 celery stalks, sliced thinly

15 shitake mushrooms, stems removed and sliced

½ bunch kale, stems removed and coarsely chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced

2” piece of ginger, minced

1 jalapeño, minced

2 tbsp tamari

Juice of 2 limes

4 cups cooked brown rice noodles

Garnish: lime slice, cilantro and bean sprouts (optional)

Directions

1Place large soup pot over medium heat and add oil.

2Add onion, garlic, ginger and jalapeno, cook for 5 minutes.

3Add chicken, celery, mushrooms and stock. Stock should cover vegetables by 5cm. Use water to top off.

4Bring to a simmer and cook covered until vegetables are tender, approximately 15 minutes. Add kale and simmer an additional 5 minutes.

5Add tamari and lime juice.

6Place ½ cup noodles in serving bowl, ladle soup into bowl and garnish with cilantro and bean sprouts.

7Cooking Tip: The smaller you cut your chicken and vegetables the quicker your soup will cook. Make it vegetarian and simply leave out the chicken.

The chicken breast is a great lean source of protein, and adding protein and fats (the grapeseed oil) to our meal helps slow digestion and allows for a steady release of sugar into the bloodstream. Next, mushrooms, specifically beautiful shitake mushrooms, are blood sugar-friendly and are great for boosting the immune system; they are also known to help with cardiovascular health such as lowering cholesterol. Finally lets talk about kale. This superfood is loaded with vitamins and minerals, and because of this is not only great for your blood sugar but is also wonderful for helping our body produce energy and providing us with sustained energy throughout the day.

Some other amazing things about this meal are that it is totally gluten-free, has a perfect balance of carbs and protein and, most importantly, the easy clean up! One pot, one cutting board and a knife. Easy. The prep time is also low, just a quick chop on the veggies and chicken and you are ready to go.

Try this Asian Noodle Bowl if you are looking to balance your blood sugar, or if you are simply looking for a simple easy dinner. Both are great reasons to incorporate this into your current diet, and don’t forget to check out our app for other quick and easy, delicious blood-sugar friendly ideas!

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