Copycat Ramen Noodles – Vegan Japanese Noodles with Veggies

We remember our college days and learning in Nutrition 101 that Ramen Noodles were terrible for you. We actually didn’t grow up eating them and wondered what could be so bad about noodles. After all, they seemed to be a super- hot commodity around the college dorms and easy on the wallet. But Ramen noodles are loaded with sodium and unhealthy ingredients and a far cry from the noodles our mom served us every Tuesday night before she and our dad would head out to their respective sport night.

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So in honor of the healthy meals our mom served us as well as the Ramen noodles that we met in college (and luckily never had more than a one night stint with), we’ve created a healthy twist on the Japanese noodle combo for under 75 calories and with 6g fiber to boot! So let’s hear it for this healthy recipe with a noodle you can canoodle!

 

(Thanks for letting us know you love our other healthy noodle recipes– like our Creamy Guiltless Tomato Rigatoni and  our Avocado and Olive Pasta –that truly makes our day! 🙂 :))

 

Copycat Ramen Noodles – Vegan Japanese Noodles with Veggies

Serves 1

 

Ingredients:

1 packet of Tofu Shirataki Noodles

1/4 cup sliced carrots

1/2cup mixed lettuce

1/4 cup chopped yellow bell pepper

1 tsp dried basil flakes

Olive Oil Spray

 

* If you’ve never seen Shirataki noodles before, you’ve likely passed them in the market and just not noticed them.

Directions

  1. Prepare noodles as directed on package (rinse thoroughly and microwave for 1 minute)
  2. Lightly coat a small skillet with olive oil then heat on medium heat. Add noodles to the skillet and cook for three minutes, stirring occasionally. Add carrots and peppers. Stir and cook for an additional minute. Add lettuce, quickly mix and remove.
  3. Pour mixture into bowl. Sprinkle basil on top & enjoy!

* Also, you can experiment with some low-sodium soy sauce and any spice combo you like! We also love a splash of a peanut sauce in it with the low-sodium soy sauce or we often go for ginger, which is simply delish!  Another favorite of ours?  Grated ginger, grated garlic and a little low-sodium soy sauce or vegetable broth!

 

Nutritional Information, per person

71 calories, 1.2g fat, 0mg cholesterol, 54mg sodium, 293mg potassium, 13g carbohydrates, 6g fiber, 1.4g sugar, 3.3g protein

Added bonus!!: 89% Vitamin A, 28% calcium

 

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Copycat Ramen Noodles - Vegan Japanese Noodles with Veggies
 
Author:
Serves: 1
Ingredients
  • Ingredients:
  • 1 packet of Tofu Shirataki Noodles
  • ¼ cup sliced carrots
  • ½cup mixed lettuce
  • ¼ cup chopped yellow bell pepper
  • 1 tsp dried basil flakes
  • Olive Oil Spray
  • * If you've never seen Shirataki noodles before, you've likely passed them in the market and just not noticed them.
Instructions
  1. Directions
  2. Prepare noodles as directed on package (rinse thoroughly and microwave for 1 minute)
  3. Lightly coat a small skillet with olive oil then heat on medium heat. Add noodles to the skillet and cook for three minutes, stirring occasionally. Add carrots and peppers. Stir and cook for an additional minute. Add lettuce, quickly mix and remove.
  4. Pour mixture into bowl. Sprinkle basil on top & enjoy!
  5. * Also, you can experiment with some low-sodium soy sauce and any spice combo you like! We also love a splash of a peanut sauce in it with the low-sodium soy sauce or we often go for ginger, which is simply delish! Another favorite of ours? Grated ginger, grated garlic and a little low-sodium soy sauce or vegetable broth!
Nutrition Information
Calories: 71 Fat: 1 g Carbohydrates: 13 g Sodium: 54 mg Fiber: 6 g Protein: 3.5 g

 

 

 

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4 replies
    • The Nutrition Twins
      The Nutrition Twins says:

      We hear ya Kera! Have you tried rinsing the noodles first? That gets rid of a lot of the smell! But we have to tell you that Shirataki noodles aren’t for everyone. Interestingly, some people aren’t bothered at all by the smell and texture where other people can’t stand it. We hope this helps!! x & x, T & L

    • The Nutrition Twins
      The Nutrition Twins says:

      Great question! We’ve been told it’s a bowl of rice and miso soup (sometimes with broiled fish, egg, natto, salad, pickles, egg rolls, etc!)
      We hope this helps!

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