While noodles are always every one’s emergency/will-rescue-you-from-hunger food, it wouldn’t hurt to look into the nutrition value they bring to your dining table. Whether it’s late night binge eating in your hostel room or rejoicing on finding it in a stall on no man’s land, even our favourite noodle dishes could benefit from a little healthy twist. Some of us have made the switch from regular noodles to wheat noodles, but are atta or wheat noodles really that much healthier than regular flour-noodles? Nutritionist, Gurmeet Gambhir helps clear the confusion…
Wheat Noodles are Healthier than Regular Noodles
Wheat or atta noodles are healthier as they contain more fibre and a little more vitamin than regular noodles. Since noodles are a favourite snack among children, wheat noodles are a great way to get them to eat vegetables by adding them to the noodles dish.
Though atta noodles may not taste that great, you can make them tastier. Simply toss some veggies or add pieces of shredded chicken to it. Use different types of garnishing and experiment with sauces like pepper and tomato sauce, chilli and black bean sauce, oregano and garlic sauce and so on.
What about Rice Noodles?
Another healthy option would be rice noodles. Calorie-wise, they are the same as wheat noodles, minus the preservatives. They may take longer to cook but they can be made into interesting snacks too. You can even use rice noodle cakes with coconut-coriander chutney; add veggies to them to make upma or even better, add some khow suey to it and enjoy!
We know it is tough to keep off noodles completely. So, why not opt for the healthier noodles and make it yummy? This way you can have your cake and eat it too!