The number one question I get asked as a vegan is, “Where do you get your protein?” Well, first off, read my post on vegan protein, then try this meal. Last night I ended up rummaging around the cupboards and ended up with a dinner that had around 30 grams of protein per serving! On top of that, the amount of fiber, healthy fats, vitamins and nutrients, is unmatchable with a typical meat dish. I recommend this to vegans and non-vegans because it is incredible and would be great for a Meatless Monday meal, or on a Friday if you are abstaining from meat during Lent.
High Protein Soba Noodle Stirfry
1 bundle (2 servings) soba noodles (10g protein per serving)
1 1/2 cups canned chick peas (10g protein per 3/4 cup)
2 cups fresh baby spinach
1/4-1/2 cup Soyaki teriyaki sauce
2 cups edamame in shell or 1/2 cup shelled (10g protein per serving)
sesame seeds to garnish
1. Cook soba noodles according to package. Spray a frying pan with cooking spray and heat over medium. Place cooked soba noodles in pan and let crisp up just slightly. Add the chickpeas and continuing cooking until heated through.
2. Add the Soyaki sauce and spinach and let simmer for about 5 minutes, until heated through and the spinach has wilted. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
3. While the stir fry is cooking, steam the edamame until tender. Sprinkle with a generous pinch or two of salt.
4. Serve up and enjoy a low fat, high protein, high fiber, energizing meal!