Get Your Ramen Noodle Fix! (the healthy slimming w Jan 10, 2013 10:28:06 GMT -5 1sunny1 likes this
Post by Pearl on Jan 10, 2013 10:28:06 GMT -5
Is it strange to admit that Ramen Noodles would be in my top ten favorite foods? Sadly, they are loaded with MSG and are super fattening due to the high starch content. I craved them with each pregnancy but I knew it wasn’t right to feed my growing babies with that junk. If I’d only known about this recipe back in those years, I could have indulged daily without guilt.
My sister in law Monique (who did the illustrations for our book) is another Ramen noodle lover. I got an excited phone call from her about a healthy ramen like recipe she’d come up with and I kept tweaking until I was in love with my own more simple version. Serene has a slightly more purist version of it included so choose whichever version suits you.
Thanks to Konjac noodles (which incredibly have zero calories and zero carbs) and chicken broth, this recipe will nourish, alkalize and help slim your body down. Check any Asian stores in your town for konjac noodles (ingredients will list yam root or yam flour) or buy some online. Some Whole Foods stores have them too. This is a single serving recipe but easily multiplied to feed a family if you can find a cheap source for the noodles. You also may want to try another scrumptious recipe we have created with them found here: trimhealthymama.freeforums.net/index.cgi?board=chats&action=display&thread=22
Better N Ramen Noodles
Basic Ingredients: 1 (7 oz) bag Konjac noodles * coconut oil or butter * fat free chicken broth * Chicken Broth Base seasoning (I use Orrington Farms MSG free easily found at Walmart and other grocery stores) * optional nutritional yeast, onion powder, garlic powder, celtic sea salt and cayenne pepper
Drain konjac noodles in a colander and rinse well under water as the water they are packed in does have a fishy smell but don’t let that put you off, no fishiness after cooking!
Either microwave noodles in a bowl for one minute so they release more fluid or boil them in water for 2 or 3 minutes.
Rinse noodles well again then transfer them to a small fry pan and sauté on med - high in 1 tsp. coconut oil or butter.
Add 1 tsp of Chicken Broth Base powder and toss noodles in seasoning and oil for a couple of minutes.
Add 1 ½ -2 cups of fat free chicken broth.
Add 2 squirts of Braggs Liquid Aminos, a dash of onion and/or garlic powder and a sprinkle of cayenne pepper (if you like heat) and let noodles simmer for a few minutes in broth and seasonings.
Serene does not use the Orrington Farms chicken seasoning because there is a little bit of maltodextrin in it, not much, but enough to bother her purist mindset. Instead, she tosses in some nutritional yeast and goes heavier with the garlic and onion seasonings. She likes it just as well and wanted me to let you know if you really want more of a chicken flavor but you are a purist, she has noticed some broth based seasonings at Whole Foods without maltodextrin. She also tosses in some chicken breast in her version to add some protein content. I don’t do that because it is less like the real Ramen experience and that’s what I crave. You can always add a whey based smoothie on the side for more protein if you have this for lunch or supper and that will help fill you up further too. Sometimes I have this in the afternoon as my snack and don’t bother adding protein. We Trim Healthy Mamas usually get ample protein with every meal so I don’t sweat the protein issue for just one snack, knowing my next meal with have plenty.
Last thing, this recipe is a Fuel Pull so if you’re really hungry you can even eat a double serving and still be eating a slimming meal!