I'm sorry, but didn't kids just get OUT OF SCHOOL?
I'm seeing all these back-to-school commercials about #2 pencils and notebooks and crayons and scissors and I can like, SMELL the supplies. In a good way. A fresh box of crayons? Mmmm. And the mix of lead and wood in pencils? Seriously yum.
Oh! And Elmer's glue! Get this, one time in college I smeared glue all over my face at a party, let it dry and then walked up to a cute boy and smiled really, really big. My entire face cracked and rippled and it was NOT AT ALL adorable. But I sure got a kick and a half out of it.
You're like, THIS EXPLAINS SO MUCH.
Let's make some super simple lunch box-style soba noodles for kiddos! I kept this pretty mild, having young taste buds in mind, but by all means, if your littles dig the spice, add some sriricha sauce of sambal oelek. And then make them spell sambal oelek.
Depending on how much your munchkins eat, you might want to adjust the ingredients, but I figured one soba noodle bundle would feed two kiddies.
Grab some soba noodles, edamame, sugar snap peas, carrots, soy sauce, extra-virgin olive oil, some lime juice, brown sugar, and a scallion.
While the water boils for the edamame, go ahead and whisk together the oil, soy sauce, sugar, lime juice and sliced scallion. Taste it. I can NOT get enough of this dressing right now.
Then you'll boil the edamame for a little bit, then the snap peas go in for seriously like a minute. Spoon them out of the water and set aside. Perfect.
Dump the soba noodles into the boiling water and let them cook for about 5 minutes. They don't take long at all. Then rinse them under cold water. Rinsy, rinsy.
Then you'll just add the noodles to the dressing, along with the edamame, snap peas and carrots. Give her a good toss. Tossy, tossy.
And there you have it. Divide it up among the kids' school containers and they're basically set for life.
Colorful veggies, healthy buckwheat soba noodles, and a zesty lime dressing. Your kids are so hip.
This is just in case you needed to ENVISION it in the lunch box. And yes, mine was totally Annie. Wanna make something of it?
Now I wanna go back to school, ugh.Bev will gladly eat any leftovers if your kids are like, ew. For more musings, visit her blog Bev Cooks and her Tablespoon profile.