Work friendly lunches: Healthy noodle pots

It's always a struggle to find lunches that can be prepared and packed the night before with minimal effort, maximum flavour and be healthy and filling. This healthy noodle pot recipe is the trifecta of all work lunches and should be able to be prepared in almost any work place as all you need on the day is a kettle.

I prefer to make mine with courgetti but the husband prefers this with actual noodles. Courgetti needs very little cooking, if any at all so its a great option for a packed lunch. There's loads of recipes online and this is a bit of a combination of some of those.

For one noodle pot you will need:
Nest of egg/rice noodles or 1 courgette - spiralized if possible, or prepare using a peeler, a mandolin or create long strips using a grater
Small handful of vegetables - I like a couple of spring onions, a couple of mushrooms, and a couple of cherry tomatoes, maybe even some shaved carrot and a small handful of spinach
A small handful of cooked chicken/turkey/ham/tofu - whatever protein you fancy

For the sauce:
1 tablespoon soy sauce - use tamari if possible
1 tablespoon hot sauce, I like this brand
1 teaspoon vegetable bouillon - this one is gluten free, low salt and organic
1 teaspoon of miso paste
Sprinkle of dried coriander
Black pepper to taste

Making it is simple

Put your sauce ingredients in a bowl or cup and mix together well - you could even make up a batch so its all ready for your whole week of lunches - the sauce won't taste nice at this stage because its concentrated so don't be put off.

Cook your noodles or spiralize your courgette and add this to the bottom of your container - use glass jars if you can that will withstand boiling water like these ones.

Add your sauce on top of your noodles or 'coodles', then add your protein and top with your veg, add your spinach last if you're using.

Seal up your container and keep it in the fridge, taking it out about 15 minutes before you're going to eat so that it heats up more thoroughly

When you're ready to eat, add boiling water to cover the ingredients and give it a good shake or stir, then tuck in

It will fill you up all afternoon, and tastes really warming but is really good for you.

If you try it, let me know!

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