Healthy Noodles

Everyone loves a Pot Noodle and everyone knows that they really shouldn’t! With this recipe you can easily and cheaply make your own much healthier version. And if you join a community food garden, all the veggies grow free!


  • 1 packet of noodles (fine or medium egg noodles or rice noodles)
  • 6 oz sliced vegetables (eg green beans, mange tout, broccoli, peas, cauliflower ,carrots)
  • ½ large onion – sliced
  • 2/3 cloves of chopped garlic
  • 1 green chilli sliced finely –
  • oil for stir frying
  • vegetable stock cube


  1. Soften the noodles in hot vegetable stock (made with the stock cube)
  2. Add 1 tablespoon of oil to a frying pan (or a wok if you have one) and heat until hot (CAREFUL!)
  3. Add the onions, chilli and garlic and stir fry for 1 min
  4. Add the sliced vegetables, starting with harder vegetables, eg carrots
  5. Stir continuously until vegetables cooked but still crunchy
  6. Add noodles which by now will have absorbed the stock
  7. Mix thoroughly and eat and enjoy

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While the noodles are great on their own, they can be served with a lovely piece of steamed fish. Here’s how.


  • 1 piece of fish (per person)
  • 2 cloves garlic – finely chopped
  • 1 green chilli   
  • 2 spring onions – chopped, including green stems
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil


  1. Put the fish in pan and cover with cold water
  2. Bring to a fast simmer,
  3. Take off the heat and allow to cook (10 mins)
  4. Remove fish from water and transfer to warm serving dish
  5. With care, remove the skin from fish
  6. Sprinkle chopped ingredients over the cooked fish
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