Iowans, You Have To Try This Ramen Salad Recipe!
I'm pretty convinced my fiance and I found our new favorite ramen noodle recipe yesterday. I know...ramen isn't very good for you and a lot of people only eat it while they're broke and in college. I'm not sure why but at 32 years old, I still love ramen noodles. I think a lot of people outgrow the taste for ramen when they get older because of eating it so much as a kid.
My parents didn't buy ramen when we were growing up and I didn't really start eating ramen noodles until I was a freshman in college. I love when I can learn new ways to make them and I think I've found my new favorite. I should let you know I'm a terrible cook and this might not be as mind-blowing for you as it was for me, I just thought this was a really fun way to make them a little bit more healthy.
I was mindless scrolling through YouTube yesterday and discovered this minute-long video showing the step-by-step instructions to make an "amazing Asian ramen salad." I checked out the recipe and then decided to give it a try. I thought it tasted really good and was a fun way to make your ramen taste different. The best part...you can ditch the flavor packet that is riddled with sodium.
According to Healthline, the average ramen packet contains 1,760 mg of sodium. Yikes... Consuming one packet of ramen per day makes it really hard to keep your daily sodium intake to dietary recommendations.
The ingredients for this ramen salad are; ramen noodles, coleslaw/lettuce mix, sunflower seeds, sliced almonds, sliced scallions, vegetable oil, white vinegar, and sugar. You basically just mix all of these together and vwa-lah!
This is super easy to do and if you're on a time crunch, you can make this in under 5 minutes. If you have a son or daughter in college and they're looking for a cheap and easy meal, this would be perfect for them. If you're ever low on cash for the day or you just want to try and spruce up a bag of ramen noodles, you can make them a little bit more healthy by giving this recipe a try.