Healthier Top Ramen

bowl of ramen with eggs, bok choy, and chicken with chopsticks
Course: Main/Entree, Noodles
MyPlate: Grains, Meat/Protein, Vegetables
Diet: Low Fat
Type: Recipes
Allergen: Eggs, Soybeans, Wheat
Source: Get Local

Ingredients

  • 2 packages Top ramen
  • 2 cups choi sum or other green leafy vegetable chopped into 3 inch pieces
  • ½ cup peas frozen
  • 2 whole eggs scrambled
  • 1 cup cooked chicken shredded
  • ¼ cup green onions sliced

Instructions

  • Wash hands with soap and water. Rub choi sum and other fresh vegetables under running water to remove dirt before use.
  • Scramble eggs in a small pan and set aside.
  • Place about 4 cups of water in a medium-sized pot on medium-high heat and bring to a boil.
  • Once water boils, add the noodles, choi sum, and frozen peas. Cook for 3-5 minutes. Drain the water to remove the starch from the noodles. Divide everything between two separate bowls.
  • In the same pot, heat up 3 cups of water and add one of the top ramen flavor packets (this reduces the salt in your meal). Save the other packet aside to flavor another meal.
  • Top off each bowl with the eggs, green onions and additional toppings. Pour the broth over each bowl. 

Notes

Ready in 20 minutes
2 servings
This version of top ramen has more fiber, protein, vitamins, and minerals than top ramen alone! But keep in mind that this meal is still fairly high in sodium and is best eaten on occasion.
Ingredient Swaps:
  • Instead of packaged top ramen you can use fresh saimin noodles + canned broth
  • Instead of choi sum or bok choy you can use napa or green cabbage
  • Instead of peas you can use carrots or corn
  • Instead of scrambled eggs you can use boiled eggs or cubed tofu
  • Instead of chicken you can use slices of deli meat
Nutrition Facts
Healthier Top Ramen
Serving Size
 
340 g
Amount per Serving
Calories
450
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
12
g
18
%
Saturated Fat
 
3
g
19
%
Trans Fat
 
0
g
Cholesterol
 
260
mg
87
%
Sodium
 
960
mg
42
%
Potassium
 
677
mg
19
%
Carbohydrates
 
52
g
17
%
Fiber
 
3
g
13
%
Sugar
 
4
g
4
%
Protein
 
33
g
66
%
Calcium
 
179
mg
18
%
Iron
 
6
mg
33
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.