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Thai Noodle Bowl

Does your child insist his meals be made just to his liking? Make lunch simple by letting him choose the add-in ingredients for this simple soup, and let him put it all together at lunch so nothing gets mushy.

September 11th, 2012

Recipe by LeeAnne Wright

Add-ins: 1 tsp chopped fresh cilantro 1 green onion, thinly sliced 1/4 cup shredded carrots 1/2 cup bean sprouts 5 trimmed snow peas 1/4 cup sliced red peppers 1/4 cup packed baby spinach
Makes 1 serving
Prep Time
15 minutes
  • 50 g rice noodles
  • 1/3 cup shredded cooked chicken
  • 1 cup no-salt-added chicken broth
  • 1 tsp fish sauce
  • 1/2 tsp fresh lime juice
  • 1/2 tsp sugar
  1. Pack your child’s choice of add-ins in containers.

  2. Bring a medium pot of water to boil; add rice noodles and cook 3–4 minutes or until tender. Drain into a colander and rinse noodles under cold water to cool. Portion into resealable bags or containers.

  3. In same pot, bring cooked chicken, chicken broth, fish sauce, lime juice and sugar to boil. Pour soup base into preheated, insulated hot-food container (large enough for noodles and add-ins) and seal.

  4. Send soup base to school with containers of noodles and add-ins for them to customize their soup at lunch.

Nutrients Per Serving

299 calories, 1 g fat, 47 mg calcium, 610 mg sodium, 51 g carbohydrates, 2 g fibre, 17 g protein. Excellent source of vitamins A and K, niacin, and selenium; good source of iron; source of fibre and vitamin C.

Thai Noodle Bowl
Photography by Donna Griffith