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Soba Noodle Lunch Boxes

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Soba Noodle Lunch Boxes
  • Prep Time 15 min
  • Total Time 25 min
  • Servings 2
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Soba Noodle Lunch Boxes

Well, technically you put the noodles IN a lunch box, but you get what I'm sayin'.

Ingredients

1/2
cup frozen edamame
1/2
cup sugar snap peas, halved
2
tablespoons soy sauce
1
tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1
teaspoon brown sugar
1
scallion thinly sliced
1/2
lime (for the juice)
1
bundle soba noodles
1/2
cup diced carrots

Directions

  • 1 Cook the edamame in boiling water for about 4 minutes. Add the snap peas and boil 1 more minute. Using a spider or slotted spoon, remove from water and set aside.
  • 2 Add the soba noodles and cook until al dente, about 6 minutes. Drain and rinse under cool water.
  • 3 In a medium bowl, whisk the soy sauce, oil, brown sugar, lime juice and scallions.
  • 4 Add the soba noodles, edamame, snap peas and carrots to the bowl and toss to coat with the dressing.
  • 5 Divide among 2 small to-go containers and pack them in a lunch box for your kids. *Garnish with cilantro or peanuts if desired.
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Soba Noodle Lunch Boxes

As prepared by Bev Cooks,

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.

Ingredients for Soba Noodle Lunch Boxes

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.

Whisking dressing ingredients

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.

Edamame and snap peas

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.

Rinsing soba noodles

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.

Tossing ingredients to finish salad

And there you have it. Divide it up among the kids' school containers and they're basically set for life.

Soba Noodle Lunch Boxes, ready to go

Colorful veggies, healthy buckwheat soba noodles, and a zesty lime dressing. Your kids are so hip.

Close up of Soba Noodle Lunch Box

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?

Top view of Soba Noodle Lunch Box

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.
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