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Light Ideas: Seven Japanese Recipes For Good Health

If you’re inspired to live a longer, healthier life by following the Japanese diet, try these seven Japanese recipes for good health. Packed with Omega 3s for heart health, plus tofu, seaweed and other Japanese ingredients for longevity, these satisfying salads are sure to put a spring in your step.

Salmon teriyaki with udon noodles

Packed with heart-healthy Omega 3s and essential fatty acids from the salmon, plus iron and folate from the spinach and coriander, this recipe for salmon teriyaki with udon noodles is packed with flavour and feel-good ingredients.

Salmon Teriyaki with Udon Noodle Salad

Beef tataki salad

For a healthy hit of iron, sear some good-quality beef tenderloin and serve it with a colourful jumble of vegetables, ginger and lemon in this beef tataki salad recipe.

Japanese Beef Tataki Salad Recipe

Asian somen noodle salad with eggplant and sugar snap peas

Sugar snap peas are at their best right now, so you know the nutrients are going to be superb. Toss these crunchy pea pods with somen noodles, chargrilled eggplant and a zesty lime dressing for a satisfying vegetarian meal in minutes.


Soba noodle salad with warm teriyaki chicken

Sticky teriyaki chicken combines with crunchy celery and wholesome soba noodles for a delectable, healthy dinner the family will love.


Crisp tofu salad

Take the health benefits of tofu and team it with iron-rich mushrooms, cabbage, radish and ginger for a vegan dinner that sings with flavour. Makes this crisp salad with mushrooms, tofu and noodles tonight.

Crisp Salad with Mushrooms Tofu and Soba Noodles

Seared tuna salad

Blush-pink tuna and vitamin-packed greens set the scene for a light and luscious Japanese lunch with this virtuous recipe for seared tuna on soba noodles.

Seared Tuna on Soba Noodles Recipe

Tofu and wakameudon

This super-charged noodle soup is brimming with tofu and wakame seaweed, with a soothing dashi broth and satisfying udon noodles.

Tofu and Wakame Udon recipe

For more light Asian recipes, discover six healthy recipes for spring, or try five low-fat Asian recipes.

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