Soccer, ballet, back-to-school nights…. Back-to-school often means back to rushed family dinners on weeknights, but at the same time, it’s even more important to make the effort to connect as a family during this busy season. Anything that can make meals happen a little more effortlessly is welcome this time of year! Enter these flavorful prepared broths from Nona Lim, which we received to sample. I swooned over the Thai Curry & Lime Bone Broth at a trade show, and decided to make a quick shrimp noodle soup to share it with the family.
Simply bring the broth to a simmer and cook the shrimp until opaque. I added in noodles, also from Nona Lim, and veggies and cooked just another two minutes or so, until the greens were tender. Noodle bowls are also a tried-and-true way to load up on vegetables in my house, so this time I added bok choy and shredded carrots for an extra burst of color. Served with fresh limes for garnish, and sriracha for the younger foodie tot would loves to spice things up!
If you have choosy eaters, setting out the vegetables separately is a great way to let kids create their own bowl — and maybe even encourage them to try something new. Any Plants vs. Zombies players out there? That was the nudge that inspired my boy to try bok choy — and now he loves it!
Recipe: Thai Curry Shrimp Noodle Bowls
- 20 ounces Nona Lim Thai Curry & Lime Bone Broth
- 1 package Nona Lim Laksa noodles (or other rice noodles, prepared according to package instructions)
- 1 pound peeled frozen shrimp, thawed
- 1 bunch bok choy
- 1 large carrot, shredded
- 1 lime, cut into wedges
- sriracha, optional
- Bring broth to a low boil and add shrimp. Cook 3 minutes. Add noodles, bok choy and carrot and cook another 2-3 minutes, until bok choy is tender and shrimp is fully opaque.
- Serve with lime wedges for garnish, and sriracha if desired.
Note: If not using Nona Lim broth, add lemongrass and lime juice to your favorite broth and simmer for 20 minutes before proceeding.
I really love the whole-food, all-natural ingredients Nona Lim broths are made of. Simply vegetables, herbs, and bone broth without hard-to-pronounce additives. You can find Nona Lim products in Whole Foods markets; let me know if you’ve tried them!
Disclosure: I received product samples for review purposes; as always, all thoughts and opinions are our own.