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Rubystars 10-23-2011 04:48 AM

To satisfy those Ramen cravings
Before I got on this healthy eating journey I used to eat a lot of Ramen noodles. Ramen noodles are very high in sodium and calories. I started craving them very badly though and was looking for a substitute and I found one.

At HEB this is sold on the Asian food aisle, it's called Dr. McDougall's Asian Entree. I've seen three flavors, Spicy Szechuan, Teriyaki, and Pad Thai. They're only 200 calories and I usually add in some edamame as a stir-in but you could put something else with it too. The Sodium is 480, not good but not as bad as ramen noodles which have 960.

They're really good if you're craving ramen or if you want something pasta-like.

Rubystars 10-25-2011 12:01 PM

I hope that helps you then! I just ordered some off of Amazon, hopefully I'll get them soon! :) They also have a peanut flavor which has a few more calories but not much.

Rubystars 11-03-2011 01:27 PM

I made a great soup today with these. I used the spicy szechuan flavor and added some broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, and parsnip plus a can of chicken broth and a quorn chick'n patty to it. It turned out SOOO good and was about 343 calories for a huge bowl. :D

leskats 11-22-2011 09:21 AM

How cool! I also shop at HEB, I'll have to look for those. I'm a noodle craver too, and have been experimenting with kelp noodles. Practically nutritionally (and flavor) void, except for some trace minerals, primarily iodine, but definitely filling. You really need to add spices and seasonings, but it will soak the flavor up really well. They're really crunchy too, which some people like on a salad, but is weird hot. Boiling doesn't soften them, but I found that sauteeing them in a pan with a little bit of oil (extra virgin coconut or toasted sesame make for great asian flavors, and they're fairly healthy oils) along with veggies and aromatics will get them a nice firm but not crunchy consistency.

Rubystars 11-27-2011 01:17 PM

I'm going to look into kelp noodles. I'm trying all the noodle substitutes I can. I also think that seasoned up nicely and cooked that mung bean sprouts are sort of like noodles.

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