Mung Bean Noodles… I know they sound weird but they are actually pretty good! No joke. My neighbor told me about these noodles that have a good amount of protein and fiber. I’m always on the look-out for a healthier approach to some of our family favorites. When she was telling me about these I was a little hesitant but when I tasted them it totally changed my mind.
I made these the other night with spaghetti and I snuck in a bunch of veggies without the kids even knowing. On the bag of the noodles there is a recipe for pesto chicken which is delicious as well.
Here’s what I did:
Obviously you have a meat of some sort and you can pick whatever meat you prefer. I used the Sweet Sicilian Chicken Sausage from Trader Joes (I’m not always in the mood for red meat), one jar of the organic Tomato Basil Marinara & some organic tomato paste. But in addition to those things I added a couple handfuls of organic baby carrots, a large organic portabella mushroom, a couple organic zucchinis, an organic sweet yellow onion, couple of organic garlic cloves, some water, fresh oregano, and some Italian seasoning I have. I put all the stuff (except the chicken sausage) in my Vitamix and blended it all up so it basically looked like spaghetti sauce but was filled with veggies the kids didn’t even know were there. When Im using the chicken sausage, I usually squeeze the meat out of the casings so I can break it up so its like ground beef in a pot while I’m browning it. I added a little bit of olive oil and some balsamic vinegar just for added flavor.
This was super yummy with the Mung Bean noodles. They are a good noodle substitute if you’re trying to be gluten free or make more nutritious options for this sort of family staple dinner. It was super yummy, nutritious and went right under the radar of my picky eaters.
I ordered these noodles on Amazon, but I’ve gotten them in the past from Mothers Market. I have been told they are also at Whole Foods as well.