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September 19, 2013 7:52 AM
I LOVE CHICKEN FLAVORED RAMEN!! Don't stop eating it. Sodium is a little high but moderation is key..
September 19, 2013 7:52 AM
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LMAO!! I love this!laugh
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September 19, 2013 7:54 AM
I haven't had ramen noodles since I started losing weight, but my 6 year old is a HUGE ramen noodle lover! He especially likes them (chicken flavor) with the broth drained, covered with crushed croutons and parmesan cheese.
I only make them for him as a special treat, like a day off school etc.
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September 19, 2013 7:54 AM
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This is out of control funny!! LoL
September 19, 2013 7:56 AM
I love the Ramen video gift! It's probably a Japanese commercial. They make some crazy commercials. You can find plenty of them on Youtube.

Like any good but less healthy food just eat in moderation. I haven't ate Ramen in a long time, but I use to add vegtables to mine. Adding vegtables and/or meat to them will make them healthier. I don't know if Ramen packets have any vitamins in them, so at least adding some will make it less of a "empty calorie" food.

I also agree with the poster who said to go to a Ramen house! In the topic of noddle soups, Pho is really good too. That is my current favorite noodle soup. It's Vietnamese not Japanese, but really good! Especially with rice noodles. I buy it freshly made, not dry packaged stuff.
Edited by DesdemonaRose On September 19, 2013 8:00 AM
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September 19, 2013 7:57 AM
Why would ramen noodles be bad? Certainly you need to eat other things too, but unless you have been instructed not to eat pasta by your doctor, I can't see any reason they couldn't be part of a healthy diet. It's just pasta.
September 19, 2013 8:00 AM
I had a package of ramen noodles once, and that was all it took for me to never have them again. bigsmile

However, nothing is really "bad" for you. It's all about moderation.
September 19, 2013 8:01 AM
yum,
they are good mixed with a little bit of vodka.
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September 19, 2013 8:02 AM
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Maybe of interest:
http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/teen-eats-ramen-noodles-13-years-article-1.1312782

Love this part:
"Readman's doctors said she is malnourished and has the health of an 80-year old. She weighs about 98 pounds at 5'3".

Yummy noodles.


Thanks for sharing! I loved that part too! Luckily my love for Ramen doesnt run that deep :)
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September 19, 2013 8:03 AM
The High School I went too had a Ramen Noodle club one year. They meet up and ate Ramen. It was before I attended so I didn't get to join the club, but there is a lot of love for those cheap little noodles :)
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September 19, 2013 8:04 AM
I love them too! But I throw away the seasoning packet and use some beef or chicken stock instead. Sometimes add a little cayenne pepper to kick it up. Mush less sodium that way!
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September 19, 2013 8:07 AM
I used to love them too! but now I can't eat them any more because whenever I do, I get horrible stomach-aches that makes me want to puke afterwards, no matter what brand of noodle I'm eating. Must be something in the instant noodles :(. If you go to a ramen house or make yours from scratch, I think that would be a lot healthier and nutritious for you (plus no stomach cramps for me haha)

If you must eat the instant ones, you should boil the noodle two times! First time don't put any of the packs into the soup yet, and drain the boiled-noodle water to get rid of the oil and preservatives on the dry noodles, and the second time is when you can put in the soup mix. Add bakchoi and beef to make it "healthier"?

Also, I agree with DesdemonaRose; Pho is so GOOOOOD. SO good. and great alternative to instant noodles :D. you should try it if you haven't yet :D
September 19, 2013 8:08 AM
I have not had Ramen in forever!!! sad Used to love it as a kid
September 19, 2013 8:09 AM
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Maybe of interest:
http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/health/teen-eats-ramen-noodles-13-years-article-1.1312782

Love this part:
"Readman's doctors said she is malnourished and has the health of an 80-year old. She weighs about 98 pounds at 5'3".

Yummy noodles.


Lol nobody said to only eat ramen noddles.
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September 19, 2013 8:10 AM
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Love ramen noodles and I have wondered the same thing! I was eating them everyday before I joined MFP. The Beef is also my favorite but my daughter has made a bad creation that tastes sooooo good ! She makes the shrimp, drains all but a little of the water off then adds the season packet and a tbs of mayo to make it creamy... OMG my guilty pleasure for sure!!!


im trying this tomorrow omg sounds toooooooooo good...I must be hungry. I was way too excited about thatlaugh
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September 19, 2013 8:11 AM
I love them with laughing cow cheese or sour cream added. YUM.
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September 19, 2013 8:14 AM
Delicious.
September 19, 2013 8:16 AM
Totally horrible...

I get the McDougall's ones which are better. There are a couple brands at the Japanese market that are MSG free & organic, but it might not be specified in English and you might not have access to a Japanese market.

There are also the Annie Chun's noodle bowls. Of course making your own broth and adding ramen noodles would be OK, too. I'm having a Mcdougall's for lunch-- not bad, just pricier.
September 19, 2013 8:17 AM
Miso is a great idea. I may have to break out the ramen this week!
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September 19, 2013 8:18 AM
I love Ramen, I drain ALL the water out and then put just a tiny bit of the packet in there. This is my go to lunch if I am running late in the morning and don't have time to pack my lunch, I throw one of those suckers right in my purse. I would say i eat one, once a month.
September 19, 2013 8:18 AM
This post is making me want Ramen but I don't have any!! I usually make mine, drain it, and put a can of tuna fish in it. May sound weird, but it is sooo good!!

Edit to add that I eat the Chicken flavored one when I do this.
Edited by KMasz On September 19, 2013 8:19 AM
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September 19, 2013 8:19 AM
Sorry-yuck and way too much sodium. Just not a fan.
September 19, 2013 8:21 AM
Ramen is loaded with sodium, I am a college student and despise ramen. There was a guy that was in my class for the first 3 months, the only thing he could afford was ramen, he at it everyday for 3 months, his body was suffering from malnutrition, eventually they found him in his apartment dead. Apparently he had been dead for at least 3 days before anyone found him. The autopsy showed that all he ate was ramen and it pretty much killed him. He didn't have any of the vitamins, or nutrition to maintain his well-being.

now of course eating them every now and then wouldn't be too bad i guess but I wouldn't make it a habit of eating them. Its just cheap processed noodles with a lot of extra sodium
September 19, 2013 8:24 AM
Ramen noodles = bad bad bad! I love them too, but ever since I saw a video of a university study of how they "don't" break down in your gut, I probably won't be eating them again. And the salt content is something like 2100 mg out of your 2550 mg total.

I think this is the link, although my work filter prohibits me from watching it again...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zi_DaJKsCLo
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September 19, 2013 8:29 AM
I love them. Sometimes I eat the noodles raw, just poor the seasoning on top. I love crunching on it. But the sodium is outrageous.
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