This mie-noodles soup is rich in vitamins and minerals, the amount of grains, protein and fats is well balances, and of course very tasty. To be honest – when I came up with this recipe, I didn´t even expect it to turn out THIS good. Depending on how hungry you are feeling this gives 1-2 portions. Bur before we head straight into the kitchen, I want to talk about a VERY controversial topic shortly.
Does EVERYTHING really has to be high-protein?
In the last couple of years, the amount of products, labelled as “high protein” has increased rapidly. High protein yoghurt, high protein pudding, high protein wraps, high protein pizza, high protein tortillas, several protein powders and protein bars. But do we really need to eat high protein only or is all of this just another marketing strategy?
Why a good amount of protein is necessary and what is enough
- protein supports our immune system
- protein is necessary to build and maintain muscles
- protein adds structure in form of collage, keratin and elastin
- protein supports growth, development and repair
Summed up: Our bodies need protein for several functions. But how much is actually enough?
0.8g of protein per kg is enough to cover all important functions. That´s actually not a lot at all. For a woman this means approximately 45g of protein each day this is equals to 350g of curd or a bit more than two protein bars. Most people are actually not lacking in protein.
When you are physically more active, you might need more to protect and support your muscles, but high protein products are still not necessary when you are focusing on eating balanced meals in general. Instead of buying these overpriced items, you can opt for eggs, lentils, beans, chickpeas, whole grain, tuna, salmon, quinoa, almonds, peanuts, greek yoghurt, cottage cheese, … BONUS: you´re getting a lot of micro-nutrients in as well.
Yes, this mie-noodles soup is naturally and accidentally high in protein as well
colourful heartwarming mie-noodles soup
This is a perfect lunch or dinner on colder days. It´s quick and easy and not too heavy on your digestive system. The veggies are packed with great nutrients to boost your immune System and the edamame and egg make this recipe high in protein.
1 small onion
1 garlic clove
1/2 tbsp coconut oil or sesame oil
1/2 tsp ginger powder
1 tsp yellow curry paste
4-5 big Champignons
1 cup edamame
2 cups vegetable broth
1 carrot thinly diced
1 cup paprika stripes
1 tbsp soy sauce
some sesame seeds
- dice the onion and the garlic, then glaze it in 1/2 tbsp oil in a well coated pan
- add the mushrooms, curry paste and ginger powder and reduce the heat slightly
- add the edamame and vegetable broth and place the square of mie-noodles in the middle, so that it is coated well with the broth. Add a lid and let it simmer for 6 minutes
- In the mean while soft boil the egg (I put mine in the air fryer for 6 minutes at 170 degrees and then frightened it and peeled it.
- in case the noodles soaked up all the liquids, add some more water, give it a good stirr and add the paprika, carrots and soy sauce.
- topp it off with some sesame and the egg and viola – you´re done. If you feel keen – try to eat it with chopsticks.
What do you think about the high protein-hype?
Are the product really worth the money or is it just another marketing strategy? Do you use high-protein supplements?
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