Tuesday, September 27, 2011

How to Make Ramen Noodles Healthier

As much as we would love to eat healthy foods all the time, sometimes we don’t have the time or money. Ramen noodles are very cheap and quick to make, but are not very healthy. It is possible to increase their nutrition with these simple tricks.

  1. Add frozen vegetables (mixed veggies work really well) to get in a serving of fiber and to fill you up faster. Pour them in when you put in the noodles—they will heat up from the boiling water.
  2. Make your own mix of spices (such as celery seed, basil, and rosemary) instead of using the included packet, which contains an excess of sodium.
  3. To keep the meaty flavor but decrease the sodium content of the broth, boil the noodles in reduced-sodium beef or chicken broth instead of in water and throw away the packet. If you don't want the meaty flavor, use vegetable broth.
  4. Eat the noodles without any broth or packet at all. After you boil the noodles, drain the water. Rinse them in cold water and eat them cooled with just soy sauce and a sprinkling of green onion or seaweed. Or eat them warm topped with stir-fried vegetables and/or meat for a healthier meal that will keep you full longer.
  5. Add cubes of tofu to any of the ideas above as another healthy option.


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