Healthier Instant Noodles

Instant noodles, the ever-affordable comfort food, aren’t typically known for their health value. But by ditching the seasoning packet and adding your own vegetables, you can boost the nutritional value and cut out much of the sodium and other additives.  This recipe comes to us from Dixya of Food, Pleasure and Health.

Serves 2

  • 2 instant noodle packages (discard the seasoning packet)
  • 6-8 cups low sodium vegetable broth (use more or less depending upon how soupy you like)
  • 2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 2 bok choy, rinsed and chopped
  • 1 small carrot, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 eggs
  • salt, pepper to taste
  • toppings: chopped cilantro, sliced scallions, sesame seeds, hot sauce

In a large sauce pan, allow broth and noodles to come to a rapid boil.

Lower the heat to medium, add garlic powder, onion powder, and vegetables to the sauce pan. Let it simmer for 3-5 minutes.

Break egg one at a time on top of the noodles, close the lid and allow it simmer for another 4-6 minutes or until the eggs are set.

Adjust the seasoning and remove the sauce pan from heat.

Serve immediately with your choice of toppings.

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Nutrition Information

Healthier Instant Noodles

Servings per Recipe: 2

Amount per Serving

Calories:  573

Calories from Fat:  109

Total Fat:  12g

Saturated Fat:  5g

Cholesterol:  164mg

Sodium:  934mg

Potassium:  389mg

Carbohydrates:  75g

Dietary Fiber:  6g

Protein:  13g

Sugars:  7g

Vitamin A:  150%

Vitamin C:  60%

Calcium:  17%

Iron:  14%

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