What is Soba Noodles?

November 25th, 2011 | Posted by Milana in Asian Cuisine | Food Picks - (0 Comments)


Soba is the Japanese name for buckwheat. It is synonymous with a type of thin noodle made from buckwheat flour. Soba noodles look very much like  spaghetti noodles except they are a light brown in color. They are quite popular in Japan and gaining popularity in many other places. You can find them in any Asian supermarket .  I especially love their nutty flavor and smooth texture when they’re cooked. They cook in boiling water within 5 minutes. One serving (1 cup) is 113 calories, with .1 grams fat, 24 grams carbs, amd 6 grams of protein. Soba contains all eight essential amino acids, including  lysine, which is lacking in wheat. Soba contains a specific type of polysaccharide that is easily digested. I usually drizzle these noodles with 1 tsp of sesame oil topped with sauteed chicken breast and broccoli. Give these noodles a try, this may be your new favorite go-to noodle 😉

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Mixed Berry Parfait!!

November 22nd, 2011 | Posted by Milana in Food Picks - (0 Comments)

This is my favorite fat free protein-fruit snack from Red Mango. You simply choose your favorite frozen yogurt (my fave is the regular-pomegranate swirl) and then have it layered with fresh strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, sliced banana and topped with flax granola. At 210 calories per parfait nothing else beats this refreshing, fat free, not to mention antioxidant-rich snack!! If you prefer the tart taste of regular yogurt then you will absolutely love this!!!!

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