Eat the Cupboard: Skimpy Egg Noodles
What happens when you reach into the far regions of the cupboard and find an open packet of dried noodles? Then you peek your head into the fridge and find that long-forgotten jar of almond butter with hardly enough to slather on a piece of toast. Well, scrape up that jar and add some kitchen basics. Then bing-bang-boom, you got yourself a delicious meal!
This dish features our second part of Chinese leftovers, those soya sauce packets. Holy sodium, they sure enjoy tossing those in by the handful!
Well, it's about time we toss them into the pan because it's time to make
Skimpy Egg Noodles.
Makes: 2 servings Time: 35 minutes Cost per serving: $6.66
Ingredients for Noodles:
150 g Dry instant noodles (3x 50 gram packets)
4 tbsp Almond butter
Two packs of Soya sauce (approx. 1 tsp)
1 tsp Garlic powder
1/2 tsp Black pepper powder
2 tbsp Beef bone broth (vegan alternative, miso paste)
1 cup of water (from the egg noodles)
One medium Carrot, sliced into matchstick pieces
3 Green onions, sliced
One Lime slice
Splurge: 1 tbsp of Sesame oil
Ingredients for Crab Omelet:
Dash of Cream (approx. 1 tbsp)
One can of Crab meat, drained
Bring a medium pot of water to a boil. Once boiling, bring the temperature to a simmer and add the dry noodles. Cook for 3-4 minutes until noodles soften, then drain the water. Reserve a cup of that water in a measuring cup.
Add to the measuring cup, with the reserved water: almond butter, soya sauce, garlic powder, black pepper powder, and bone broth (or miso paste). Whisk together until smooth. Add into the pot with the noodles.
In a separate non-stick pan, cook up the carrots on medium heat. Then stir the carrots and green onions into the pot with the noodles.
Add in the splurge item, sesame oil, if you choose.
To make the omelet: beat together cream and eggs. On medium-low heat, put the egg mixture into the pan and allow it to spread thinly and evenly. Sprinkle the crab meat on the surface of the omelet. Once cooked, fold the omelet in half, remove it from the pan, and transfer it to a plate. Sprinkle smoked paprika on top.
Divide the omelet and noodles in half, add lime slices to zest it up, and you've got yourself a delicious meal for two!
From the Cupboard: Instant noodles, crab meat, Organika beef bone broth, garlic powder, black pepper, and smoked paprika (not pictured).
From the Fridge: Cream, almond butter, eggs, soya sauce packs, green onion, a carrot, and lime slices (not pictured).
And here we go, another delicious and cheap meal on the list!
Bonus facts: Organika Beef Bone Broth
Organika is a Canadian company that has made four fantastic bone broth powders (chicken or beef in original or ginger flavor) that are high in protein, low in sodium, and packed with nutrients. The bones are stewed for over 72 hours and are from Swedish grass-fed cows. The extracted nutrients can help you get the daily nutrition to support immune health and improve bone density. So go ahead and sprinkle it into your dishes. You won't regret it!
Learn more about this fantastic family-owned company from their website: https://organika.com/ to see what else they can offer to boost your daily needs!
What do you add to your dishes to add an extra boost to improve your health? How do you ensure that your meeting your daily nutrient needs?
Until next time, stay well!