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Healthy Noodle Bowls (10 Minute Meal Prep)

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The quickest and easiest 10 minute meal prep - these healthy noodle bowls can be made on the go and are loaded with flavour and nutrients.
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
£0.91
Makes: 5
mains
Asian

These healthy noodles are so flavourful with minimal ingredients, thanks to the umami-packed miso paste. A dollop of miso paste per serving ignites a powerful salty richness throughout the broth taking only 10 minutes to meal prep and will have you excited for your next meal after finishing a serving. 

Healthy instant noodles ingredients in 5 glass meal prep containers, with dry noodles, miso paste, slices of spring onion and pok choi.

Why you should meal prep this recipe

There are so many reasons to try this noodle bowl recipe. We all know that meal prepping is such a great way to stay healthy and on track and this recipe allows us to do that, whilst having so many additional bonuses. 

Firstly, not only does it take minimal time to heat up and enjoy, it also only takes 10 minutes to prep. All you have to do is slice your chosen veggies, divide them into containers along with the vermicelli noodles and miso paste, and there you go – prep done! 

Secondly, this noodle bowl recipe is highly adaptable. Get creative with your veggies, aromatics and toppings. I’m so glad TikTok inspired me to create this recipe! 

Try some other vegetarian noodle recipes after this one; 10 Minute Spicy Peanut Butter Noodles, 10 Minute Vegetable Noodle Soup and The Best Spicy Chili Oil Ramen Noodles

Ingredients

Ingredients to make Instant noodles laid on a pale blue background and labelled.

Vermicelli Noodles
The vermicelli noodles are the secret to making this recipe so quick and easy. Just add hot water and pop in the microwave for 2 minutes and boom – healthy instant noodles are made. 

Miso Paste
The powerhouse of flavour,  that is the backbone to this noodle bowl recipe. You could use other soy sauce or peanut based dressing, but the miso paste works well for this recipe.

Mushrooms/Pak Choi and Spring Onions
I love how thinly sliced mushrooms and pak choi can cook so quickly whilst absorbing so much of the flavour of the broth, making them the perfect addition to these healthy noodles. The spring onions add an aromatic and also a crunchy garnish.

Lime Juice
You can use lime juice or rice wine vinegar to add some acidity, which brightens the dish.

See the recipe card for the full ingredients list and quantities.

How to make these healthy noodle bowls

  1. Start by prepping the vegetables, first slice the mushrooms (Image 1).
  2. Then thinly slice the spring onions (Image 2).
2 step by step photos, the first with sliced mushrooms on a chopping board and the second with chopped spring onions on a board.

3. Thinly slice the base of the bulbs of pak choi and then slice the leaves into strips (Image 3).

4. To 5 meal prep containers, add a serving of mushrooms, pak choi, rice noodles, spring onion, ½ a stock cube and a heaped tsp of miso paste. Seal the container and place in the fridge (Image 4).

2 step by step photos, the first with sliced pak choi on a chopping board and with all the meal prep ingredients for noodles in 5 glass containers.

5. When you’re ready to eat, empty the contents of the meal prep container into a bowl and add 400ml of boiling water. Add 1 tbsp of soy sauce and pop in the microwave for 2 minutes (Image 5).

A blue bowl on a pink background filled with noodles, stock, pok choi, mushrooms, spring onion slices and a wedge of lime.

After you try this healthy noodle bowl recipe, try out my other tik tok inspired recipes: Viral Salmon Rice Bowl (Tiktok Recipe) Pink Sauce Pasta (Tiktok Pasta) and Pizza Toast (Hailey Bieber’s Tiktok Inspired Recipe).

Tips and Tricks

  • Choose  rice noodles or vegetable noodles, for the vegan option.
  • Add extra vegetables to make your bowl colourful and for added nutrients and flavour. Greens, bell peppers, broccoli, green beans, grated carrots, or any other vegetables you enjoy.
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  • Incorporate a lean source of protein to make your noodle bowl more satisfying and balanced such as grilled chicken, prawns or crispy  tofu.
  • For the sauce my favorite combo is soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and lime juice.

Try some other noodle favourite noodle recipes! Beef Udon Stir Fry, Gochujang Noodles (Spicy Korean Noodles) and Chicken Vermicelli Noodles

FAQs

Which types of noodles are the healthiest to use in noodle bowls?

I used rice noodles for this recipe, but whole grain noodles, such as whole wheat, brown rice, or soba noodles, are healthier options as they retain more nutrients and fibre compared to refined white noodles.

How can I ensure my noodle bowls are balanced and nutritious?

To make your noodle bowls balanced and nutritious, add variety of colorful vegetables and for additional protein add tofu, chicken or prawns.

Are there any other recommended vegetables to add to the noodle bowls?

You can add a wide range of vegetables to your noodle bowls suc as sliced bell peppers, broccoli florets, peas, grated carrots, cabbage, spinach and bean sprouts.

Can you suggest some differen sauces for noodle bowls?

I love the miso dressing added to these bowls, but you can easily adapt the bowls and add teriyaki sauce, sesame ginger dressing, peanut sauce or soy sauce-based marinades,

Noodles in a blue bowl with a pink background with noodles, miso stock, pok choi, mushrooms, spring onion slices and a wedge of lime.

If you tried this Healthy Noodle Bowls recipe, it would be mean so much to me if you could leave a review & a star rating to let me know how you found it! I love hearing about your experiences – it motivates me to keep creating more and more recipes for you guys 💛 Let’s get cooking! – Mimi x

Healthy Noodle Bowls (10 Minute Meal Prep)!

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4.91 from 30 votes
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 7 minutes
£0.91
mains
Asian
Servings: 5
The quickest and easiest 10 minute meal prep - these healthy noodle bowls can be made on the go and are loaded with flavour and nutrients.

Ingredients

  • 250 g rice noodles (£0.99)
  • 5 tbsp (heaped) miso paste (£1.57)
  • 250 g mushrooms, thinly sliced (£0.50)
  • 2 bulbs of pak choi, base thinly sliced, lengths sliced into strips (£1.00)
  • 25 - 50 g spring onion, thinly sliced (£0.49)
  • Optional lime (still within £5 total budget)!

Cupboard Essentials

  • 2 ½ chicken/veggie/beef stock cube (I used beef- ½ cube per serving)
  • 400 ml water per dish
  • 5 tbsp soy sauce
  • 5 tbsp rice vinegar (if you have)!

Method

  • To 5 meal prep containers, add a serving of mushrooms, pak choi, rice noodles, spring onion, ½ a stock cube and tbsp of miso paste.
  • Seal the container and place in the fridge.
  • When you’re ready to eat, empty the contents of the meal prep container into a bowl and add 400ml of boiling water. Add 1 tbsp of soy sauce and pop in the microwave for 2 minutes.
  • Stir and enjoy!

Notes

  • Choose rice noodles or vegetable noodles (for vegan option) for a healthier base.
  • Add a variety of colorful vegetables like greens, bell peppers, broccoli, green beans, grated carrots, etc., for extra flavor and nutrients.
  • Include a lean source of protein such as grilled chicken, prawns, or crispy tofu for a satisfying and balanced meal. Use a sauce made with soy sauce, ginger, garlic, and lime juice for added taste.

Nutrition

Servings: 5 servings
Fat: 1g
Calories: 220kcal
Carbohydrates: 45g
Protein: 6g

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