Monday Makeover- Ramen Noodles

How many of you ate Ramen Noodles in college? Now how many of you are willing to admit that you still eat Ramen Noodles from time to time. I actually love them and they are so cheap and easy to make. I have even found some great recipes that doctor up the Ramen Noodle and will have you thinking that you are eating from some great little take out spot!

Check these recipes out that I found; they are easy to make AND easy on the budget.

Lo Mein Ramen
1 package chicken ramen noodles

2 cups water

1 pound chicken breast strips

1/2 cup onions sliced

1/2 cup green peppers chopped

1/4 cup carrots, chopped

1 tablespoon oil

1 tablespoon soy sauce

In a skillet mix oil, soy sauce and 1/2 seasoning packet. Add  chicken and  brown. Cook noodles according to package directions and drain.Add veggies to chicken and cook until tender. Add noodles and cook on medium heat for five minutes, stirring constantly.

Taco Ramen
1 package beef or chicken ramen noodles (toss the packet)

1/2 pound ground beef/or turkey

1 small tomato, chopped

1/2 cup onion chopped

1 cup cheddar cheese shredded

Cook noodles according to package directions and drain. Brown beefand drain. Stir in seasoning packet. Mix all ingredients together.

Vegetarian Ramen

8 cups good low-sodium vegetable broth 

1 15-20 mushrooms rough chopped 

1/4 soy sauce or coconut aminos 

2 tablespoons avocado oil 

1 small yellow onion, thinly sliced

2 garlic cloves, minced

1 tablespoon butter

1 cup baby spinach

4 eggs

4  ramen noodles

Combine onions, garlic, and mushroom in sauce pan with butter and avocado oil and saute lightly till lightly browned. Add broth and noodles (I use brown rice noodles and they take longer to soften) and boil according to package directions.

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