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Making Low-Fat & Healthier Ramen Noodles

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JJANNE:
Love this!  I'd never thought of boiling in a second pot of water. I LOVE Ramen but had sworn off because of the fat.  I always go back in time to being a kid and happy days whenever I eat this.  :) Has anyone ever tried the kinds that are baked, not fried in oil?  I'm always tempted to try them but they cost so much...

Travel Guy:

--- Quote from: robinhoods123 on June 30, 2010, 03:21:23 AM ---Instead of using the very salty seasoning, I use a little bit of fat free dressing or a tad of olive oil an Italian seasoning.
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That's a great tip.  The seasoning packets are so loaded with sodium that you really have to be careful.

vvslaura:
Take a look at the label for your ramen noodles. Notice the package says there are two servings per package. This means that half of your package of ramen noodles will provide you with 195 calories, four grams of protein, 28 grams of carbs, 1 gram of fiber, over 7 grams of total fat and 3 grams of saturated fat. One serving of ramen noodles also has about 500 mg sodium.

RigelK:
Thank you for the tip about the fat and the water.  What a great heads-up for the New Year!

I only ever use 1/2 of the seasoning packet (or less!) because of the high sodium content.  The seasoning is so strong that the whole packet is actually icky to me.  My favorite Ramen fast and easy lunch is to add a big scoop of frozen black eyed peas from the freezer to the water when I'm heating it to a boil (honestly, I don't think canned would work as well, the frozen ones have the firmer texture).  Then, I just dump the noodles in with the black eyed peas when the time comes.  All cooked.  Drain thoroughly, stir in 1/2 (or less to taste) of seasoning packet (Oriental flavor).  Om nom nom nom nom!  You can adjust the blackeyed peas to noodles ratio to suit --- I tend to come out "noodles with my peas" over "peas garnishing my noodles."  LOL

robinhoods123:
Instead of using the very salty seasoning, I use a little bit of fat free dressing or a tad of olive oil an Italian seasoning. Great article. And also, If you look closely, Oriental-Flavor Maruchan Ramen contains beef extract. I always remembered it being vegetarian, though. Perhaps they changed the recipe recently.

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