Who doesnt like Ramen on a cold or rainy night? Or just Ramen in general ?! Ever since moving to NYC it has been one of my favorite take out go tos pretty much all year round (especially in winter).
Theres nothing more comforting than a hot bowl of noodles. But what isn't comforting is the ability to not button my pants from these types of meals on repeat during the winter. Once in a while its nice to just have the "real deal" since NYC does house some of the best spots for Ramen. However, with the amount of sodium loaded up in your average bowl Ramen it will have you feeling super bloated for a few days. I can especially see it in my face. The next day my cheeks are SUPER puffy.
One of my favorite noodles to work with to make a healthier version of Ramen are shiritake noodles. Shiritake noodles are thin, translucent, gelatinous noodles mde from konjac yam. They are almost zero calories and carbs, and are made up of 97% water and 3% fibre.
Usually you can find them in your vegetable isle of the grocery store or the ethnic food isles. If you use Thrive market, they are also available on there! Below are the ones I use:
These noodles work well in other recipes too! I love making a vegetable or chicken lo-mien with them since they take on any flavor you cook them in.
The Ramen bowls are super easy to make. You just need the following:
1 package of shiritake noodles
1 Hard boiled egg
1/2 cups of broccoli/spinach (or any veggie combo)
2 cups of low sodium broth (Chicken, beef, or veggie)
Onion/garlic powder to taste
1 tbsp Coconut Aminos or low sodium soy sauce
1tbsp olive oil
If you recreate this recipe make sure to tag me @stephi.paige I love to see your recreations!
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