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Healthy Lunch Box Ramen

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Be sure to opt for organic ramen when making this to avoid the deep-fried noodles and artificial ingredients in conventional ramen. You can find organic ramen in specialty markets and the natural foods section of some supermarkets. Baked and smoked tofu is sold in the refrigerated section of the market near other types of tofu. To reduce the amount of sodium, start with one seasoning packet instead of two.

Ingredients

  • 3-½ cups Water
  • ½ cups Frozen Shelled Uncooked Edamame
  • 2 packages Organic Ramen Noodles, Any Flavor (2-ounce Packages)
  • ½ cups Cubed Baked Or Smoked Tofu (or Cooked Chicken, Beef, Or Pork)
  • 2 cups Baby Spinach

Preparation

Pour the water into a medium pot and bring to a boil. Add the edamame and cook 1 minute. Add ramen noodles and cook according to the directions on the ramen package (3 minutes for the brand I use). Remove from heat.

When the ramen is still hot, add the seasoning packets from the ramen (I recommend that you start with only one packet) along with the tofu and spinach. Stir well.

Transfer to thermoses if packing for school lunch.

Makes 3 lunch box servings.

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