In January 2016, I filmed some quick family food tips on my facebook page.

The quick gist of these family eating tips covered were:

  1. Just say “yes!” to getting the kids involved as much as you feasibly can.
  2. How to set the table with your fussy eater in mind.
  3. Have a “go-to” 5 minute meal that takes the stress out of dinner time. (My “go-to” recipe is below)
  4. Have a go!  Get the gist of what similar recipes have in common so that you can #backyourself and cook up some simple family foods without the stress.  Try new recipes when you have the time.

Healthy 5 Minute Beef and Tahini Zucchini Noodles | Simone Emery | Play with Food

So! It’s time to keep it quick with this recipe too – just like the tips above.

Beef and Tahini Noodles
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Quick to prepare and healthy too!
Recipe type: Dinner
Serves: 4
  • 1 pack of noodles (I use soba or rice noodles that are cooked by simply pouring boiling water over them in a bowl)
  • 200g of sizzle beef steak cut into very thin strips
  • 1 large (or 2 medium) zucchinis, spiralised or cut into fine batons (which will take longer)
  • 2 tbsp tahini
  • 2 tbsp maple syrup
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • Oil for cooking (peanut or rice bran is recommended)
  • Garnish ideas: chopped nuts, sesame seeds, fresh coriander or bean shoots.
  1. Pour boiling water over your noodles.
  2. Heat your wok, add some oil and stir fry the beef quickly before adding the sauce and zucchini.
  3. Toss the cooked and drained noodles through.
  4. Garnish and serve from the middle of the family dinner table.

Beef and Tahini Zoodles by Play with Food


What is your quick go-to recipe?

X Simone


PS. If you love these noodles and want some more great family meal tips and recipes,  Goodbye Picky Eating with Simone Emery has lots of video content, 2 bonus eCook books and some of my best information for feeding fussy eaters.

Goodbye Picky Eating with Simone Emery


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