I can not be the only one who spends WAY too much time on pinterest instead of doing important productive things..right?
I decided to make some of the recipes that I have had pinned forever but never got around to making. Most of them are alternatives to foods that are usually not the healthiest (i.e pasta, tacos etc)
Everyday this week, I’m going to try making one healthy recipe from pinterest.
First up, healthy homemade ramen!! I love a good mr.noodle but try not to eat it ALL the time, because it’s awful for you. So, when I saw this recipe I knew I had to try it out. (the finished product was better than mr.noodle, might I add)
Here is the original recipe: http://damndelicious.net/2014/10/13/easy-homemade-ramen/
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tablespoon freshly grated ginger
- 4 cups chicken broth
- 4 ounces shiitake mushrooms
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce, or more, to taste
- 3 (5.6-ounce) packages refrigerated Yaki-Soba, seasoning sauce packets discarded*
- 3 cups baby spinach
- 1 carrot, grated
- 2 tablespoons chopped chives
- Heat 1 tablespoon sesame oil in a large stockpot or Dutch oven over medium heat. Add garlic and ginger, and cook, stirring frequently, until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes.
- Whisk in chicken broth, mushrooms, soy sauce and 3 cups water.
- Bring to a boil; reduce heat and simmer until mushrooms have softened, about 10 minutes. Stir in Yaki-Soba until loosened and cooked through, about 2-3 minutes.
- Stir in spinach, carrot and chives until the spinach begins to wilt, about 2 minutes.
- Serve immediately.
*I used vegetable broth instead of chicken broth, and added in some green onion- I also did not add mushroom*
And for the noodles, I just grabbed a pack of instant ramen from the store and discarded the seasoning packet…if you wanted to make it a bit healthier you could get brown rice noodles or even brown rice ramen noodles
The finished product (pictured above) was REALLY good. I have now found my replacement for Mr.noodle.