Adventures in Healthier Eating with 2 Kids and a Picky Husband

Quick Ramen Noodles Lunch – Take II

10 WWPP Posted by 9 years ago 18 Comments

A few months ago I discovered a healthy version of an old college favorite of mine, the RAYmen noodle. I admit it, I still love them. There is just something about the noodle texture and salty flavor. :~)

Well today was another perfect day to make a quick lunch. I have a sick toddler on my hands, I didn’t eat a big breakfast, I was running around like a nut and there just seems to be no food in my house! Then I open to cupboard and saw lunch. Ahhh the noodles! This is why a stocked pantry comes in handy. I whipped this up and could not be happier! Quick Ramen Noodles Lunch – Take II

  • 1 package of Beef flavored Choice Ramen Noodles
  • 1-2 slices of a sweet onion chopped
  • 10 baby carrots diced
  • 4-5 button mushrooms sliced
  • handful of baby spinach leaves
  • non-stick cooking spray

Prepare the noodles according to package using only 1 ¼ cups of water.

While waiting for the water to boil, heat a large non-stick skillet over medium high heat and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Add the onion and leave alone for at least 1 minute. You want that nice brownness to start. Stir in carrots and cook while slicing the mushrooms, stirring occasional.

By this time the water should be boiling, add the noodles and flavor package. Continue to cook for 1-2 minutes. You may have to flip the noodle wad over once as there isn’t much water. After a few minutes shut of the heat and continue to cook in the water.

In the mean time, add the mushrooms to the skillet and cook down. Test the noodles, they should be done with a bit of water remaining. Pour the noodles and fluid into the mushroom-carrot mixture. Cook for about 1 minute breaking the noodles apart, they have a tendency to stick together. Add the handful of spinach. Cook for about 1 more minute until the spinach reduces a bit then serve! (Man – I should record that – it sounds complicated now that I typed it out!)

It’s a HUGE serving but I’m not going to split it up.

Oh! and I SUPER proud of that picture. I need to start making all my meals in the AM! Good lighting!

Click here to check out my other Ramen noodle idea

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
1 Entire Recipe
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
372 0g 5g old: 7 new: 10
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
10g 0g 82g 12g

See other recipes using: baby spinach, carrots, onion, Ramen Noodles

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    August 28, 2008

    Sounds Yummy! I really LOVE this site.


    August 28, 2008

    This looks good - almost like a lo mein!


    August 28, 2008

    Oh yum! This sounds great! (I always break my noodles in the package before I open it. It makes them a lot easier to cook and then eat)


    August 29, 2008

    I just rediscovered these for my toddler and QUICKLYDELVEDBACKINTOEMMYSELF. I still love em. shocking. not.


    August 29, 2008

    A friend turned me on to using Reman Noodle soup for the base of good WEIGHT WATCHERS LOW point meals. I use the shrimp base and use shrimp. YUM YUM!!!! Using less water sounds great!! Will try. Thank you, Karen

    christie i.

    August 29, 2008

    I secretly admit to loven ramen noodles too. I really love them when I am not feeling well, to me they are real comfort food.


    August 29, 2008

    A question--you don't use the Beef flavoring packet, or do you? I always heard those have a huge amount of sodium in them, so when I used to eat the noodles I'd make my own sauce with a low-sodium soy or teryaki or something.


    August 29, 2008

    What an AWESOME way to bulk up something like Ramen which I love but are high in points! Love it!!!!!


    August 29, 2008

    Roni - Remember when you said you didn't really like onions? Can you believe you are eating them up in these recipes now? I love onion :o). I usually break up my ramen noodles too before I cook them. Boil them, drain ALL the water THEN add the spice package (so I don't dilute any of the sodium) HA!


    August 29, 2008

    Steph- I do use the packet. It does have sodium but I'm not that crazy about it. I don't eat stuff like this all time. But good idea on replacing it with your own sauce!


    August 29, 2008

    Leticia - I DO! Now I can't live without them!! LOL I still don't like them raw though. :~)


    September 1, 2008

    Roni - I love these Ramen Choice noodles and like your ideas on extras! My question, though, is why did you give this recipe 7 points when veggies are free and the noodles are worth 5 points?


    September 2, 2008

    I bought some Ramen noodles last night at wal-mart so I could make this and I bought the reduced sodium kind.


    September 3, 2008

    I did this one today, but I was making it for my husband and I so I used 2 packets of noodles. I only had 2 of the Oriental flavor, so I used those and I added a chicken breast cut into small strips (like stir fry). I just cooked the chicken in my big pan before adding the veggies. It turned out great and my husband loved it! Even my 4 year old liked it!


    September 11, 2008

    I have made this the past two days in a row! It is soo good. It really is like a veggie lomein! I used a chicken flavor package the second day and it wasn't as good as the beef. Thanks for another quick lunch idea!


    October 13, 2008

    Hey Roni. I just cooked this meal this evening. I am saving it for lunch tomorrow. after a small taste, I was pleased with the result. I just hope it tastes just as well tomorrow. Thanks for the recipe.


    October 13, 2008

    Jenn - You'll have to let me know! I never thought of making it ahead.


    January 15, 2010

    I love ramen too. It's salty noodle goodness. :-)