It turns out to make a decently healthy meal, for way less than a dollar per serving. Ever since then, when I have a random Ramen craving, I give in with the justification that at least it’s “big kid” Ramen. Now you can too!
- 1 package Ramen noodles
- 1 cup frozen mixed vegetables or spinach
- Optional: 1 egg, thinly sliced meats, shrimp, tuna
- Spices (I used parsley, parmesan, and red chili pepper for kick)
Step 1: Heat the noodles and 2-3 cups water for 3 minutes in the microwave, or pour in boiling water. Let stand for 3 minutes.
Step 2: Add the vegetables and egg. Break the yolk so it doesn’t explode. Microwave another 3 minutes.
Step 3: Stir in seasoning packet and spices, enjoy!
The chili flakes gave it a nice bite of heat, and I like the frozen mixed veggies because of the corn and carrots’ sweetness. You can get creative with this. Use tofu, beans, tuna, chicken. Any cooked vegetable will work well. I’m partial to the chicken flavoring only, but there are beef and shrimp flavorings too.
For 0.10 (noodles) + 0.10 (egg) + 0.10 (frozen veg) = $0.30
Not a bad meal!