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Know the Anatomy of a Healthy Ramen: How to Make a Healthy Ramen Bowl

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Ramen has become the hottest food trend nowadays. But commercial ramen contains 1,660 mg of sodium and no vegetables to speak of.

You can make your own ramen, which tends to be more expensive than the commercial ones, what more its healthy and delicious. You can even make it with extra vegetables and a small amount of sodium.

Make your own Healthy Ramen bowl at home and go a bit crazy with a variety of noodles, protein, vegetables and even spicve things up a little. Just pick ingredients from each category in the chart below, load up your bowl, and grab some chopsticks!

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1. Choose Your Base

  • Egg noodles
  • Lo Mein noodles
  • Ramen
  • Rice noodles
  • Udon noodles
  • Soba noodles
  • Zucchini noodles

2. Choose Your Broth (Optional)

  • Beef
  • Chicken
  • Dashi (Japanese Broth
  • Mushroom
  • Vegetable

3. Add Protein

Vegetarian

  • Boiled egg (sliced)
  • Tofu

Meat Eater

  • Canned salmon or tuna
  • Rotisserie Chicken (Shredded)
  • Shrimp
  • Pork tenderloin (sliced)
  • Sirloin stek (sliced)

4. Choose Your Flavor

Curry

    • Bean sprouts, curry sauce and snow peas

Fiery Sriracha

    • Grated carrot, cooked shelled edame and sriracha

Miso

    • Miso, toasted sesame oil and julienne-cut daikon dish

Spiced Mushroom

    • Chinese five-spice powder, tamari and rehydrated dried mushroom

Sweet and Spicy

  • Cubed Mango, Hoisin sauce, gochujang (Korean red chili paste and thinly sliced red bell peppers

5. Toppings

  • Cilantro
  • Kimchi
  • Mint or Thai Basil
  • Sesame Seeds
  • Torn Nori sheets
  • Sliced green onions
  • Pea shoots
  • Roasted cashews or peanuts