Thursday, April 5, 2012

My New Favorite Mommy Lunch

Remember when I told you that naps are getting shorter around here and that I was reducing the amount of cooking I do? Well, my lunch was getting a little tricky. I mean, what's tasty, fast, doesn't make a huge mess I don't have time to clean up anyway, and is vegan? It came to me one day in the grocery store - a noodle bowl.

If I was doing it from scratch, it wouldn't work for me. Instead, I start with this as a base:

So, admittedly, I'm eating glorified ramen noodles - though I think it's only fair to point out that the ingredients list for the Thai Kitchen brand is about half as long as the dorm room variety. Whatever. In this season of my life, it works.

It couldn't be easier, and I can't believe I didn't think of it sooner.

I dump out the noodles, seasoning, and oil from the package in a microwavable bowl, add the cup of water, and then add in whatever freezer vegetables I'm feeling that day. In the noodle bowl above I used carrots, mushrooms, edamame, and green onion. I microwave it for three minutes, take it out, stir it, and put it back in the microwave for another minute and a half. Done. Add a piece of fruit, and I'm ready to get on with it.

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1 comment:

  1. We like the Thai Peanut one too and do the same thing with adding veggies. So good and quick!


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