Wednesday, 1 February 2012
Change4Life Supermeals Challenge Day 3
I cooked strips of red pepper, carrot and mushroom in the stock (made using a chicken stock cube). I also added an additional ingredient of my own: a finely-chopped and seeded green chilli pepper.
The cooked and drained noodles, and the vegetables and stock, were added to the wok to finish the cooking process.
My chicken noodle broth somewhat resembled a ramen (for those of you familiar with Wagamama), which is a traditional Japanese dish built around noodles, a soup base and a primary ingredient, such as chicken.
It was the best meal of the challenge so far.
The Change4Life recipe booklet is filled with useful and simple recipes, for quick and cheap dinners, but I would suggest you feel free to spice them up a bit.
The ingredients: 125g egg noodles, 1.2 litres reduced-salt or vegetable stock, 300g any combination of spring onions/red onions/mushrooms/carrots/pepper cut into bite-sized pieces or strips, 250g sliced roast chicken breast, ground black pepper, few drops of reduced salt soy sauce.
The method: Cook noodles. Cook vegetables in the stock. Drain noodles and add them with the chicken to the stock and vegetables. Heat for 1-2 minutes, season with pepper, and ladle into bowls. Serve each portion with a few drops of soy sauce.
The 10-minute chicken noodle dinner, according to the booklet, contains around 245 kcals a portion.
Day 1 (Introduction/tasty tuna and sweetcorn pasta)
Day 2 (Pitta Pizzas)