This delicious light lunch or dinner made of chilli, garlic and ginger beef mince meatballs combined with a simple Asian style refreshing cucumber salad sat on some lime infused soba noodles (made from buckwheat so great gluten free alternative (just double read the label)).
I loved making this dish for dinner then the lunchtime leftovers are perfect for even the hungriest of mouths. It took under 30 minutes and a great one for rotation on the dinner/lunch weekly combo.
Kids will love this recipe too as it is a different take on meatballs (plus you can adjust the substitute the chilli for more smoked paprika), if you are not a soba noodle fan you can easily substitute in for some spiralised zucchini which is great for “lighter” alternative.
It is a great nutritious meal on so many bases too.
Here is why its great for you:
Organic Beef Mince will guarantee you the best protein with all of the essential amino acids which will nourish, replenish and repair tissue, skin and muscles. The bones when slow cooked will release glutamine which is great for your gut (this can help with allergies, immunity and overall wellness). Grass fed is also higher in omega 3 fats and vitamin E, which is great for skin and immunity.
Cucumber is not only great for your skin, hair and nails, as well being brilliant for people who might suffer from excessive sweating
Chilli is brilliant for immunity to help fight off those lurking sniffles. A great source of vitamin C in its raw state
Garlic is great, a nurturing antioxidant and anti-inflammatory on the body, their antioxidant (quercatin) helps mop up the oxidation of fatty acids.
Ginger is a powerful root herb, great for immunity, infection and can be used for motion sickness, pain relief and can also aid digestion.
Cayenne Pepper is great source of vitamin c, it is also high betacarotene the antioxidant to help protect our immunity.
Soba Noodles are a great source of energy. They are made from buckwheat; buckwheat carries a really fabulous nutty flavour, it is gluten free and has a low GI (great for people with diabetes), it is high in fibre (great for you digestion) and also a good source of potassium and magnesium to help nourish the nervous system. Buckwheat is also known to help with the cardiovascular system (the buckwheat seed also look like little hearts) by helping blood vessels harden.
Enjoy this tasty little number