Courtesy of Seriouseats.com
Ramen noodles are a staple for many Americans and have been as long as they’ve been on the market. College kids, young families and people on fixed incomes depend on the inexpensive meals to fill their pantries. Unfortunately what makes them cheap also makes them very unhealthy.
High in salt content, MSG and unrecognizable bits of vegetables makes ramen less than ideal for a nutritious meal. Luckily there are DIY ramen noodles recipes available that you can create that are slightly more expensive but much healthier for you. Here is a sample of what you can make.
Spicy Kimchi Flavored.
Chicken and Dill Instant Noodles.
Instant Vegetable Sesame-Miso Soup
Thai Curry and Coconut Shrimp.
If you buy in bulk the savings to make these would be significant, but if you use them as a guide to becoming food independent then you could decrease the costs even more. I’m a big proponent of goal setting and these simple recipes can be a blueprint for you to follow this summer.
- Start a herb garden
- Learn how to make noodles
- Make your own jerky
- Start a mushroom log
- Start a raised bed garden
How far you go down the rabbit hole is totally up to you. Click below to see the complete recipes and tutorials to make your own DIY ramen noodles.