Healthier Top Ramen Recipe Card

Ready in 20 minutes |
2 servings | Bok Choy

Note: 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.

Ingredients:

  • 2 packages of top ramen, reduced sodium & fat (if available)
  • 2 cups Choi sum, bok choy or another green leafy vegetable, chopped into 3 inch pieces
  • 1/2 cup peas, frozen 
  • 2 eggs, scrambled
  • 1 cup leftover cooked chicken, shredded or cubed
  • 1/4 cup green onions, sliced
  • Other optional add-ins: cilantro, sesame seeds

Directions: 

  1. Remember to practice food safety when cooking!
  2. Wash hands with soap and water. Rub choi sum and other fresh vegetables under running water to remove dirt before using. 
  3. Scramble eggs in a small pan and set aside.
  4. Place about 4 cups of water in a medium-sized pot on medium high heat and bring to a boil.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Top off each bowl with the eggs, green onions and additional toppings. Pour the broth over each bowl. 

Ingredient Swaps:

  • Instead of packaged top ramen you can use fresh saimin noodle + 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:

Serving Size (340g)
Amount Per Serving
Calories: 450
Total Fat: 12g (15% Daily Value)
Saturated Fat: 3g (15% Daily Value)
Trans Fat: 0g
Cholesterol: 260mg (87% Daily Value)
Sodium: 960mg (42% Daily Value)
Total Carbohydrate: 52g (19% Daily Value)
Dietary Fiber: 3g (11% Daily Value)
Total Sugars: 4g

Includes 0g Added Sugars (0% Daily Value)
Protein: 33g
Vitamin D: 6%
Calcium: 15%
Iron: 35%

Potassium: 15%

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

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