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Zucchini and Diakon Noodles with Black Beans and Vegetables

Sometimes its difficult to find a decent lunch time meal that is healthy and satisfying. Today, I’m sharing this quick and simple recipe that is easy to put together. This zucchini and diakon noodles with black beans and vegetables is a healthy meal option that can be prepared for lunch whether you are eating at home or the office. 

Lunch is sometimes one of the most neglected meals of the day next to breakfast.  Often times you get caught up with work, over extended meetings, just too busy or you forget to eat lunch.  

Bringing a meal that is appetizing, healthy and simple to put together may help in reducing the skipped lunch syndrome.  Lunch is a time when you often want light meals that will leave you satisfied and give you energy without having to load up on excess starches. This meal offers just that and more.

Zucchini and Diakon radishes on their own offer excellent antioxidant and anti-inflamatory benefits. Their nutrition profile together offers vitamins A, C, K and the b-vitamins.  They also offer various minerals, folic acid, protein, fiber and surprisingly it is an excellent source of omega 3 fats which plays a major role in body functioning and processes.  

Together with the individual health benefits of ginger, beans, onions and garlic how can you go wrong with this meal.  It is light, it combines a variety of vegetables, it is high in protein and fiber and it leaves you feeling full longer without weighing you down.  A win-win combination.

Lets put this meal together.

Using a spiralizer or an Inspiralizer spiral the zucchini and diakon radish into noodles and set aside.  You can also use a mandolin but the noodles will not be curly and spiraled.

Measure and set aside the mixed vegetables and black beans.  Peel and Julienne the ginger and set aside.  Prepare and chop onions and garlic and set them aside.  Measure the portions of oil and tamari soy sauce and set aside for the next step.

In a large heated wok or pan, add avocado oil.  When heated, add ginger, onion, garlic and saute for 1-2 min or until tender. Next add the mixed vegetables, black beans and soy sauce and stir fry for an additional 2-3 mins or until heated.  

Stir frying with high heat will prevent excess liquid from forming, but you will also want to pay close attention to prevent your food from burning.

Remove from heat and add the zucchini and diakon radish noodles.  Toss quickly to mix ingredients and serve.  If the noodles sit too long in the hot pan, the heat will cause them to cook.  The noodles will begin to release excess liquids which will cause your meal to become soggy.  

If you will not be eating this meal immediately, leave the noodles separate until you are ready to use them.  

This is also a great meal to take with you for lunch as you can leave the cooked vegetables in a separate container and the noodles in their own container.  When you are ready to use, heat the cooked vegetables and add the noodles, mix and you have lunch.

Enjoy!!!

What’s your favorite way to enjoy Zucchini or Diakon noodles? Feel free to share in the comments below.

Zucchini and Diakon Noodles with Black Beans and Vegetables
 
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Recipe type: Lunch
Serves: 3 servings
Ingredients
  • 2 large Zucchini- spiraled
  • ½ large Diakon radish- spiraled
  • 2 cups Organic mixed vegetables
  • 1½ cups Black beans or 1 can
  • 1½ inch piece of Ginger- Julienne
  • 1 med Onion- chopped
  • 6 cloves Garlic- chopped
  • 1 tbsp Sesame Seed oil
  • 1 tbsp Tamari Gluten- free Soy Sauce
Instructions
Preparation
  1. Using a spiralizer or an Inspiralizer spiral the zucchini and diakon radish into noodles- set aside
  2. Set aside mixed vegetables and black beans
  3. Peel and julienne ginger- set aside
  4. Chop onions and garlic- set aside
  5. Measure portions of oil and tamari soy sauce- set aside
Cooking
  1. In a large heated wok or pan, add avocado oil
  2. When heated, add ginger, onion, garlic and saute for 1-2 min or until tender
  3. Add the mixed vegetables, black beans and soy sauce and saute for 2-3 mins
  4. Remove from heat and add the zucchini and diakon radish noodles
  5. Toss quickly to mix ingredients and serve

 

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