If you’re new to healthy eating or just looking for new ways to nourish yourself, consider the humble bowl. Up ’til now, you may have known bowls simply as ‘ice cream holders’ or ‘the thing that I put Fruit Loops in’, but we invite you to take a second look at all hose bowls lining your kitchen shelves and how they can help you eat more healthfully.
Much like smoothies, one-bowl meals are a great way to stuff extra superfoods and nutrients of all kinds into your diet and we’re inspired every time we scroll across a good “Instabowl” from one of our favorite Instagramers, Nourish And Evolve. Whether she starts with a chia porridge, a whole grain like quinoa or even just a pile of fresh greens, Tina is always concocting beautiful, new one-bowl meal recipes with all the healthy seeds, fruits, herbs, veggies and fats you need. Check out Tina’s recipe for a delicious tahini-drenched soba noodle bowl below, then hop on over to Instagram to check out her killer feed!
Soba noodle bowls are one of my staple meals, they’re so yummy, nutritious and easy to make. This is a great way to use up your left-overs in the fridge as well, since you can basically use whatever veggies you want for this. I am absolutely obsessed with tahini! If you haven’t tried it, think peanut butter, but even creamier, with a taste like sesame seeds. The spicy tahini sauce is also so versatile, you can use it as a dip for carrots or drizzle it over your salad. (You might want to make double the amount of dressing, because it’s delicious!)
Soba Noodle Bowl with spicy tahini dressing
1 bundle soba noodles
approx. 7 oz pumpkin
1 cucumber, cut into bite size pieces or shredded
1 Tbsp unhulled tahini
1 Tbsp warm water
1/2 tsp sriracha or chilli paste of choice
Preheat oven to 425 F and cut your pumpkin into bite size pieces (you can leave the skin on if you wish).
Place pumpkin on baking tray lined with aluminum foil and bake for 20-25 minutes, or until tender. Remove from oven and let cool.
Cook your noodles according to the instructions on the packet. Drain and run them under cold water once cooked.
Mix together the ingredients for the dressing and whisk well with a fork.
Toss the noodles with the dressing, place into your bowl and serve with the cucumber, pumpkin and avocado. Enjoy!