I have not-so-fond memories of Ramen Noodles. When I was a broke college student stuck in a dorm without a car, Ramen Noodles were to the rescue! When I was in college, I was in the marching band and I remember sitting in the band room waiting for practice to start and a senior asked me if I ate those Roman noodles and I said Yeah! Well she was some type of Science major at the time and she continued to lecture me on why I need to drink a boat load of water after eating them if I was going to continue to eat them.
But as an adult, I know better than to eat these noodles on a regular. The sodium content is through the roof! And if you look at the serving size, it’s a half of a pack of noodles. So if you are eating a whole bag, then just multiply that sodium by TWO!
The true bad part of Ramen Noodles is honestly the seasoning packets and not so much the noodles. You can fine chefs that make gourmet meals using Ramen Noodles. This dish isn’t quite gourmet, but I think it’s good enough!
First, gather all of your ingredients.
Get your water boiling and add in your packet of Ramen Noodles. The flavor really doesn’t matter because you won’t be using the seasoning packet.
I like to add my spinach to the jar first because the heat of the noodles will start to the wilt the spinach a little bit. I also like to cut my spinach up as opposed to leaving them as whole leaves.
Once the noodles have cooked, add half of the noodles to each jar.
Add the carrots, Bouillon Powder and Miso. Pour in hot, not boiling water. Make sure there is a little area at the top. Now SHAKE and enjoy!
Feel free to top off with fresh chopped green onions.
- 1 pack of Ramen Noodles (flavor doesn't matter)
- 2 handfuls of fresh spinach
- 2 tbsp Miso, divided
- 1/2 cup shredded carrots
- 4 tbsp Bouillon Powder
- 1/4 cup Nutritional Yeast
- 2 tbsp onion flakes or powder
- 1 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 3/4 tsp dried thyme
- 1/2 tsp dried sage
- 1 tsp smoked paprika
- 1/4 tsp tumeric
- 1/4 tsp wasabi powder (optional)
- 1/8 tsp ground ginger
- 1 tbsp coconut palm sugar (or regular granulated sugar
- Bring two cups of water to a boil and drop one whole pack of Ramen noodles into the water. Let the noodles boil for three minutes and remove from heat. Drain the noodles.
- Meanwhile, bring two more cups of water to a boil in a clean pot. This is the hot water that will be added to the jar at the end.
- Add one handful of spinach to each jar. I usually cut my spinach leaves up or just tear them into smaller pieces prior to adding them.
- Add half of the drained noodles to each jar.
- Add 1/4 cups of carrots to each jar.
- Add one tbsp of Miso to each jar.
- Add 2 tbsp of Bouillon Powder to each jar.
- Fill each jar up with the boiling water. Leave a little space at the top.
- Grab an oven mitt and SHAKE!