Recently, I had a case of a sick child on my hands. A Sick child AND an infant at that. So needless to say my husband and I were pretty preoccupied and dinner hadn’t even started to cross our minds. So, I thought “well, we could do top Ramen, but that tastes so….bla” To be honest, I’m sick and tired of the plain ole top ramen that I dread having to eat it. So I was trying to brainstorm a way to enhance the flavors and make it a delicious meal that is also homemade. You see Youtube videos all the time about ways you can enhance Ramen noodles.
Top Ramen Chow Mein
- 2-3 Packs Beef Top Ramen
- Carrots (optional)
- Green Onion (optional)
- Eggs (scrambled, or hard boiled and optional)
- Soy Sauce
This one is my go- to Ramen enhancer. But if I don’t have all the ingredients, I don’t fuss over it too much either. Sometimes, if its just hubby and I, I don’t bother putting much of anything in it. Epically on stressful days where we just want to eat and then chill.
The thing I really like about ramen, is that the sauce packet and noodles you can use easily in a pinch. For example, I’ve made an Asian style chicken noodle soup with the chicken packet as broth and the noodles as the noodles. Just throw in some chicken and veggies with it and Voila! You can do just about anything with it! I’ve done Broccoli Beef over Ramen instead of Rice before too.
Chicken Soup Ala Ramen:
- Chicken Top Ramen(With Packet)
Make Ramen as usual. Add Veggies and Chicken. Easy Peasy.
It is easily a cheap ingredient that you can make into a delicious homemade meal, and while the sodium content is a little much, throw some veggies in with it and at least the kids normally don’t mind eating it. Because as moms lets face it- sometimes, we will do just about anything for our kid just to eat thoes darned veggies!
Top Ramen with Sprouts
- Top Ramen (any flavor)
- Onions (green)
- Meat (deppending on flavor of Ramen)
Make Ramen as usual. Add Corn and meat. Top with beansprouts and onions for Crunch.
Thoes are just a few ways to spice up your Ramen game. There are plenty more where that came from as well. Being 3 weeks post postpartum, I have learned that yes, I do want my family to eat healthy. But the easier the meal the better right now. In-between nursing, and diaper changes, I don’t always have time to put on the elaborate meals I used to for my family. Good thing they aren’t too picky!