Hello, hello! Starting the first week of June off strong with this delicious power bowl that I’ve prepped for lunch this week. What’s a power bowl you ask? Well for me, it’s a big bowl of goodness that is packed with vegetables, greens, whole grains, protein, and a homemade sauce! I really gravitate towards making these bowls for lunch because they are the easiest for me to prep on Sunday. I usually switch up my vegetables based on what is in season and then I’ll make a big batch of grains for the entire week. This also helps keep my meals interesting and prevent boredom from occurring. From start to finish, I can have my lunch prep done in about an hour! I say that’s worth it because all I have to do each night (or morning) is place the ingredients in my to go container for work!
This week, I was craving a peanut type sauce with soba noodles. I’m a huge fan of soba noodles because they’re slightly chewy, have a nutty flavor, and cook in about 2 minutes! I also had some eggs that I needed to use up so I made a batch of hard boiled eggs. If you struggle like me to perfect the hard boiled egg, I would recommend trying to bake your eggs in the oven! Yes, a friend of mine told me this trick and it worked! I preheated my oven to 325 degrees, placed my eggs in a muffin tin and baked for 25 minutes. I then placed the eggs in cold water to stop the cooking process. They turned out perfectly and I don’t think I’m ever going back to the stove top version. Too many failed attempts!
Cold Soba Noodle Power Salad
- 1 bag of cruciferous crunch blend
- 1/2 of a package of soba noodles
- Radishes, sliced
- Grape tomatoes, sliced
- Hard boiled egg
- EBTB seasoning
Almond butter sauce: 3 tbsp almond butter + 2 tbsp liquid amino’s (or soy sauce) + 2 tbsp lime juice + 1 tsp sesame oil + 1 tsp garlic
- Cook the soba noodles and rinse with cold water
- Add the greens and veggie mixture to the noddles
- Toss with half of the almond butter sauce
- Plate and top with a hard boiled egg for some protein and Everything But The Bagel Seasoning if desired