A Hungry Nursing Mom’s Quick Fix: Dragon Noodles
This EASY, affordable and healthy recipe for dragon noodles will quickly become your go to hungry-breastfeeding-exhausted-mom meal!
When I began breastfeeding, the thing that shocked me the most was how HUNGRY I was.
All. The. Time.
Pregnancy didn’t have anything on that breastfeeding calorie burn.
Unfortunately, the hunger pangs most likely hit me out of nowhere.
SO even though I did a LOT of babywearing, being a tired, breastfeeding mom, I grabbed whatever crappy pantry food I could find, instead of fixing a real meal. I wish I had this recipe then, because it is SO delicious, semi healthy, and easy to whip up! Hangry Breastfeeding mamas, I give you… Dragon Noodles.
The thing I love most about this recipe is how versatile it is! The base of this Asian-style dish contain 5 simple ingredients- ones you most likely have lying around your kitchen. But the best part is, you can throw just about anything into it to add a little somethin’ somethin’ to it.
I also call my dragon noodles “leftover pasta” because I tend to throw any random leftovers from my fridge into the skillet. Pork roast? Chicken breast? Ground turkey? Corn? Zucchini? Carrots? Peas? I also love to add peanut butter, peanuts, or ginger to mine.
So really, the possibilities are endless, and it takes no fancy ingredients.
5 Ingredient Dragon Noodles
All you need are 5 simple ingredients for your hangry fix.
- whole wheat spaghetti noodles
- 3 tbsp. soy sauce
- 3 tbsp. brown sugar
- 1 tbsp. sriracha
- 1 egg
So first, boil your pasta. Then mix together wet ingredients. While you’re doing that, scramble and fry an egg in a skillet. Finally, Add all of your ingredients to said skillet.
Stir. Eat. Enjoy.
Now, the most difficult part is to not spill any on your baby as you attempt to eat and gobble it up. (It’s ok, we all do it!)
What are some of your quick-fix recipe’s you use for those non-stop-feeding-teething growth spurt days? Did you fix something up on the spot? Or did you plan ahead of time with freezer meals to avoid junk-food frenzies? Perhaps having family or friends close by as a support system made those early breastfeeding days easier?
Tell us about it in the comments, and perhaps we will share your tips and recipes on the website!
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