Guest Post by Stephanie from Life Tastes Like Food.
We all have those days where we’re just so busy that eating is the last thing on our minds! This is especially true during the workweek, whether it’s 40 plus hours at a job, going to school or taking care of the kids. Sometimes, it just sounds so much more appealing to curl up on the couch, order some take out, and take a nice nap. But of course, we can’t always pause our day to rest up, so we must keep going. On days like these, I am always reluctant to settle for something unhealthy. The thought of microwave popcorn or eating out does cross my mind, but in the end, I snap out of it and remember how much I absolutely love food! I still want something that won’t burn a hole in my wallet and something that is somewhat healthy even if I can barely lift a finger to cook it.
This dish has been a staple whenever I am in need of a delicious and quick meal! It only takes, oh, under 20 minutes to make! Shrimp and edamameudon soup brings out the best of all the flavors used. The warm, aromatic smell can lour any hungry passerby instantly, and leave them hungry for more. You can buy the udon noodles that are ready to eat at any grocery store, and then a can of low sodium broth! I then add whatever I have on hand, and it’s as simple as that. This time I used some shrimp, steamed edamame, tofu, enokitake mushrooms, broccoli, and topped off the broth with some chili oil. Throw everything together in a pot to cook, and you have yourself a wonderful instant dinner! You can substitute what I used for anything that you are in the mood for—chicken (The Frugal Flambe—I’m talking to you because I know you have an abundance of chicken!), onions, snow peas, etc. This soup goes well with a nice salad, too. If you are ever lacking time to cook, remember, you can still make something healthy even if you are extremely busy! Try it next time. Everyone deserves a wonderful meal, even if their lifestyle leaves little room for free time.
Shrimp and Edamame Udon Soup
- 1 package of pre-cooked udon noodles
- 1 can of low sodium chicken broth
- 6 shrimp (peeled and deveined)
- ¼ cup edamame beans (shelled)
- Any other ingredients you feel like adding!
- Heat the broth in a pot.
- Once it’s boiling, lower it to a simmer and add in the noodles, edamame, and shrimp.
- Let cook for about 1 minute. Then add in broccoli.
- Let cook for another minute or two, and then you are ready to enjoy your meal!
Addicted to food and cooking, this 20-something girl from California is out to explore the ins and outs of life and delicious food! Although she majored in Graphic Design and Communication, her primary, not-so-secret love is eating, cooking, and sharing her experiences through her blogLife Tastes Life Food. She is the definition of a foodaholic. She strongly believes that there is a personal connection through food to life and that you can contribute many concepts from cooking and baking into life’s everyday lessons.
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