Soba for Lunch: 7 Filling Noodle SaladsSoba noodles are practically made for lunches. They’re substantial enough that I feel as if I’ve really had a meal, but unlike pasta made from white flour, soba noodles contain slow-burning carbohydrates so I stay satisfied until dinner. And because they’re made from buckwheat, they have an earthier, more interesting flavor. As if that weren’t enough to convince you, they’re just as simple to prepare as spaghetti noodles and are a great way to mix up your warm-weather lunch routine.