A Better Cup~O~Noodles

A Better Cup~O~Noodles

I love ramen noodle soup. I used to eat those 99 cent packet of ramen noodles all the time. They are so easy! But, turns out those are terrible for you. Of course…smh. Most processed food is terrible for you and these are no exception. They are loaded with sodium, preservitives, and MSG. Let me introduce to you an easy and healthy version of this delicious lunch time soup.

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You can use any noodle you like. There are many versions of healthy ramen noodles or you could even use a spaghetti noodle. I picked up a large packet of organic millet and brown rice ramen at Costco. I love Costco. Anyway, these noodles are great and perfect for this but like I said…any noodle would work.

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Prepare the noodles according to the package directions, drain them, and rinse in cold water. Set the noodles aside to drain.

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While these are draining you can mix up your “seasoning packet”. This will make your soup so tasty you will never miss those little packets of salt and preservatives. Mix together some miso paste, sriracha, vegetable bouillon, and soy sauce. Can you say DELICIOUS! Now if you are thinking, where the heck do I get this stuff? Obviously I will say Amazon, but you can also get this from your local grocery store or Asian market. You can get the miso paste I use here, this little bag will last you forever.

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Next, you will need to add some vegetables of your choosing and some protein. I like to saute up some mushrooms, cabbage, broccoli, and chicken to use. You could honestly mix this up any way you like. You could use some thinly sliced rare steak, shrimp, or tofu. You could use bean sprouts, carrots, zucchini… Β Like T.I. says…you can have whatever you like.

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Lastly you layer everything up in a jar. Start with your noodles, then put in some of your seasoning sauce, next put in your protein, top with your veggies, and then a sprinkle of some green onion.

20161204_211659When you are ready to eat (I am right now) all you have to do is fill the jar with hot water and let it sit for a couple minutes with the lid on. Give it a good stir to get that seasoning distributed and then enjoy! If you so feel like it you could substitute the water for some hot broth. The finished picture above is from the last time I made this. I used green cabbage and bok choy with chicken. These jars of soup are so good! Perfect for lunch on those cold winter days. I hope you like them as much as I do!

 

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Dana

I'm a working mom with two adorable (and completely menacing) children. I do my best to make healthy foods and chemical free self care items for my family. Here I share with you, what works for us!

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