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good eats: healthy travelling noodles

good-eats-travel-soup Right about now New Year's resolutions are starting to fall apart. But we don't think they have to! One of the best ways to stay on track is to share your goals with others (we posted our resolutions here).  It keeps you accountable and motivated. Another way to stay on track is to keep it fresh and fun. We know healthy eating is on a lot of your resolution lists so we wanted to share this great recipe. This soup is wonderful because 1) it's packed with as many greens as you desire 2) it's portable and great for on the go. All you need to do is add hot water 3) it's fast and you can make it ahead (staying organized is another way to stick with your goals)

Ingredients (for one serving)

A glass jar, either a kilner or a plain mason jar 1 handful of dried noodles (make sure there are no added preservatives, colours etc) 1 handful of mixed asian veg (we found this mix which is perfect for it. Just take the nuts and dressing out) 1 handful of left-over cooked chicken / cooked prawns / tofu Half handful of bean sprouts 1 spring onion 1tsp fresh or dried coriander 1tsp hot sauce (we like Sriacha) 1tsp miso paste 1tsp bouillon/stock powder (make sure it has no MSG. When we make this we only uses half a tsp to keep the sodium down) 1tsp tom yum paste (if you can't find it, you can use thai red curry paste) 1tbsp soy sauce

Steps

  1. Cook your noodles according to the packagesoup-collage
  2. When they’re done, pop them into the bottom of your jar
  3. Flatten them in and make sure they’re nicely spread out
  4. Leave to cool completely
  5. While the noodles cool, make your taste paste. In a small bowl mix together your miso, bouillon, soy, tom yum paste, as much hot sauce as you fancy. Even if you don’t like spicy stuff, just add a little. It gives the soup a great bite and boosts your metabolism. Great if you get a New Year’s cold, too!
  6. When your jars are nice and chilled, add your sauce
  7. Pile in your chosen meat/tofu, greens, onions and spices
  8. Seal up the jar and place in the fridge
When you’re ready to eat, boil the kettle and pop open your jar. Pour boiling water in, until the top veggies are swimming. Seal the jar and leave it for a couple of minutes. Watch the colours transform, then dig in! We hope this inspires you to stay excited about your goals. If you have any recipes to share with us, we'd love to hear about them in the comments below!! Orignal post and photos by the londoner