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Wednesday, 29 May 2013

Asian Noodle Wraps

Asian Noodle Salad

Eggs are a great source of high quality protein that you need after working out for muscle repair and growth.  They also provide vitamin D, which has been linked to an improvement in exercise performance.  Carrots provide a high dose of beta-carotene.  The body converts this antioxidant to vitamin A, which bolsters bone strength and may help reduce stress-fracture risk.  Red bell peppers are rich in vitamin C.  This potent antioxidant attacks free radicals and may help improve muscle recovery.  

How to Create:
Soak 2oz of thin vermicelli noodles in very hot water for 10 minutes.  In a blender, combine 1/3 cup peanuts, 3 tablespoons each sesame oil and rice vinegar, 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce, 2 teaspoons sugar, juice of half a lime, 1 garlic clove, 2 teaspoon chopped ginger, and a shake of chili flakes.  Divide 1 head of lettuce among 4 bowls.  Slice noodles into 3 inch pieces and place on lettuce.  Evenly divide among bowls 2 shredded carrots, 1 sliced bell pepper, and 6 hard-boiled and sliced eggs.  Drizzle with dressing and sprinkle with sesame seeds.