Ramen noodle soup is a delicious staple for poor college students (and those feeling nostalgic), but have you looked at the nutrition facts lately? Ramen usually contains such delightful ingredients as MSG, oodles of salt, fat, empty carbs, and not a vitiman in sight.
But it's so delicious you say? (I have one word for you, Scurvy).
So here's how to make your ramen (relatively) healthy while simultaneously not bankrupting yourself.
Step 1: Gather the Necessary Goods
This meal has the advantage of being fast, dirt cheap, vegetarian and reasonably nutritionally sound.
You will need:
-One package of Ramen noodles (either standard or organic varieties will do).
If you are a vegetarian the "Oriental" flavor of ramen sometimes contains no animal ingredients, it depends on the brand (Oriental Ramen is not vegan but the Thai Kitchen brand in the picture usually is!).
-About a rounded 1/2 cup of a variety of frozen vegetables.
Some I have used in the past include: chopped spinach, green beans, peas, chopped carrots, corn, edamame. If you have fresh veggies on hand, those work even better.
-Soy sauce and/or miso
-Garnish: sliced garlic, green onion, cilantro, pepper, hot sauce