Good morning! My interesting recipe for the day is this Asian style sweet potato noodle bowl. Have you heard about sweet potato noodles? These are noodles made using a vegetable spiraliser and a great low carb alternative to regular wheat based or rice noodles. I really enjoy this concept of using vegetables as substitutes to grains as firstly its a great way to get more vegetables into your diet and secondly you end up consuming less carbs. Carbs are not the enemy but it is the amount you end up consuming especially when you eat something like noodles. The simple carbs don’t fill you up easily and you end up over eating. This then makes you feel slow and sluggish rather than energised and fresh. The exact opposite of what you want after eating a meal.I also find excess carbs in my meal makes me bloated and uncomfortable, hence I am so happy to use vegetables as my grain substitutes.
This sweet potato noodle bowl recipe has two coloured sweet potato noodles made from purple and yellow sweet potatoes. This is only because I enjoy my food to be as vibrant as ever which is why I add such a variety of coloured vegetables. Do not worry if you cannot get your hands on any purple sweet potatoes, they taste the same as the yellow ones. I would really suggest you invest in a spiraliser because it really helps you to add more vegetables into your daily meal. The change of structure and texture of your vegetables really makes your mind believe that these are not the regular old vegetables but actually noodles or pasta or rice. If you cannot find a spiraliser then you either chop your sweet potatoes into thin strips or thickly grate it. It will be less fun but at least it will be healthy!
Since the spirlaiser ensures that the sweet potato noodles are very thin, they cook very quickly and I stir fry them on a high heat in coconut oil for a few minutes and they are ready. In addition to the sweet potato noodles I have also added peppers, mushrooms and greens. You can add any of your favourite stir fry vegetables to make this bowl or whatever you have in the fridge. The sauce is a simple combination of ginger, garlic and soya sauce with a little starch to thicken it. You can serve the sauce on the side like I have done or toss it through all the vegetables just before serving. The choice is yours.
I hope you like this simple yet delicious dinner recipe for Asian style sweet potato noodle bowl. It is a wonderful paleo, low carb dinner idea and is also perfect for a gluten free dinner. If you like this idea of substituting vegetables for grains then do read my recipe for a Healthy Pad Thai and my Healthy Stir Fry with Courgetti, both made with Courgetti or Zucchini Noodles.
If you do recreate this recipe then I would so appreciate it if you would let me know how it turns out in the comments below. If you share it on Instagram then please do use the tag @meghnas_ and #meghnas so that I can appreciate your wonderful creations as well and re-share them on my account!