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5 minute noodle recipe for busy mums

In Features, Food, Health & Wellness, Nourish, Stories by Nicole Fuge

This bowl of goodness will nourish your mama bod, and because it only takes a few minutes to make, it’s the perfect recipe for busy mums.

By Jessica Prescott and Vaughne Gear

Drop that half-eaten toast crust, mama.

You can throw these noodles together for a quick and easy meal on days when you’re parenting solo. We always have these ingredients on hand, so even when we have ‘nothing in the fridge’ we can call on our trusty freezer and pantry and create this nourishing comfort meal in moments.



300 ml (10 fl oz) vegetable stock
125 g (4½ oz) soft tofu, cubed
100 g (3¹/2 oz) dried noodles
50 g (13/4 oz) frozen edamame
70 g (21/2 oz) frozen spinach
1 spring onion (scallion), chopped (optional)
1 teaspoon fresh ginger, grated (optional)
1 tablespoon toasted black and white sesame seeds, to garnish
tamari, to taste
sambal oelek (or other chilli sauce), to taste (optional)

  1. Bring the stock to a boil. Add the tofu and noodles and cook for 2 minutes.
  2. Add the edamame, spinach, spring onion and ginger, if using. Stir frequently for about 3 minutes until the spinach has thawed and the noodles, beans and tofu are cooked.
  3. Add a tablespoon of sesame seeds. pour into a big bellied bowl and add tamari and sambal oelek (or other chilli sauce) to taste.
  4. Allow to cool for 5–10 minutes while you tend to other tasks, and then slurp your way to heaven.

NB: This recipe is based on noodles that take 5 minutes to cook. check the packet to see if yours take longer, in which case cook them a little longer before adding the other ingredients.

This is a recipe from Life After Birth by Jessica Prescott and Vaughne Gear

Life After Birth, Mama Disrupt