DIY Instant Noodles Recipe

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How to Make Instant Noodle Cups (DIY)

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Prep

10 minutes

Yield

1

An easy meal prep/lunch idea for the week, these instant noodles are healthier, and delicious!

Ever wonder how to make healthier instant noodles recipes at home? The packaged stuff is often loaded with SO much sodium and other weird ingredients, but this instant noodles recipe is a healthier version that you can make at home (while also being able to pronounce and find everything that goes into it). 

❤️ Why You’ll Love Instant Noodles

  • Quick: The point of instant noodles is that they are quick, and this homemade recipe is quick too! Make them in just 10-minutes 
  • Delicious: Full of wholesome, delicious, and flavorful ingredients, this healthy noodle recipe is good
  • Meal Prep: Prep this instant noodles recipe and have them ready for a quick, healthy lunch 
Instant noodles in a jar

🍲 Ingredients

Ginger: Loaded with antioxidants, ginger can help your body fight off disease, and sickness, and promote healthy aging. 

Ramen Noodles: Ramen noodles don’t have a ton of health benefits, which isn’t surprising, but they do have iron, B vitamins, and manganese. So that’s something! 

Tofu: Soft tofu works best in this recipe. Tofu adds a great protein source to make this a well-rounded meal. 

👩‍🍳 How to Make Instant Noodles

  1. Chop the green onion into small pieces.
  2. Prepare the carrot, ginger + tofu. Set aside.
  3. Cut the dry ramen noodles into quarters.
  4. In a bowl, combine the miso, tamari, garlic chili paste, sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, and bouillon paste. Mix to combine. 
  5. Stack your ingredients in a 750ml / 26oz jar.
  6. Pour in boiling water until 1 ½ inch from the top of the jar.
  7. Seal the jar and allow it to sit for 10 – 15 minutes.
  8. At this point, you can enjoy it once cooked or set in the fridge until ready to enjoy!

🪄 Tips and Tricks

  • Meal Prep/Storage: Prepare the healthy noodle recipe a few days in advance! It can be kept in the fridge for 4 – 5 days.
  • Customize: You can add ANY extra spices or vegetables that you wish. Customize it- because you’re eating it! But it is DELICIOUS as is! 
  • What kind of jar should I use? Typical mason jars work great and can be found at the Dollar Store. You can also reuse old jars that you had things like spaghetti sauce!

🗒 Variations

  • Vegetables: Add any kind of hearty veggies into your ramen noodles to make them your own
  • Protein: Add in your fav protein like cooked chicken, tempeh, or shrimp
  • Spice: Add in some finely chopped hot peppers or top with your fav hot sauce to spice up your instant noodles


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🤔 Common Questions

Are instant noodles healthy?

Instant noodles can have a lot of sodium in them and very little nutritional value, however, they are so easy to make your own, or even spice up the store-bought ones by adding vegetables and protein to the base.

How to store meal-prepped instant noodles?

Put all your ingredients but the broth or water in a container, individually portioned, then when you’re ready to eat, add the boiling water right in.

Expert Tips & FAQ for this healthy noodle recipe: 

Meal Prep/Storage: Prepare the healthy noodle recipe a few days in advance! It can keep in the fridge for 4 – 5 days.

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Customize: You can add ANY extra spices or vegetables that you wish. Customize it- because you’re eating it! But it is DELICIOUS as is! 

What kind of jar should I use? Typical mason jars work great and can be found at the Dollar Store. You can also reuse old jars that you had things like spaghetti sauce in!

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Instant noodles in a jar

How to Make Instant Noodle Cups (DIY)

4.57 from 23 votes
An easy meal prep/lunch idea for the week, these instant noodles are healthier, and delicious!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Course Vegan Meals
Cuisine Dairy-Free, Asian-Inspired, Vegan, Vegetarian
Servings 1
Calories 440 kcal

Ingredients
  

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Instructions
 

  • Chop the green onion into small pieces.
  • Prepare the carrot, ginger + tofu. Set aside.
  • Cut the dry ramen noodles into quarters.
  • In a bowl, combine the miso, tamari, garlic chili paste, sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, and bouillon paste. Mix to combine. 
  • Stack your ingredients in a 750ml / 26oz jar.
  • Pour in boiling water until 1 ½ inch from the top of the jar.
  • Seal the jar and allow it to sit for 10 – 15 minutes.
  • At this point, you can enjoy it once cooked or set in the fridge until ready to enjoy!

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Notes

Prepare the ramen a few days in advance! It can keep in the fridge for 4 – 5 days.
You can add ANY extra spices or vegetables that you wish. Customize it- because you’re eating it! But it is DELICIOUS as is! 

Nutrition

Serving: 1 | Calories: 440kcal | Carbohydrates: 35g | Protein: 34.2g | Fat: 19.2g | Saturated Fat: 2.5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 10.1g | Sodium: 1528.5mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 4g
Review This Recipe Let us know how it was!
Sophie Waddell

5 stars
Absolutely love this recipe. So easy, quick and full of flavour. My kids thought it was the best instant noodles they’ve had 🙂

Maria Koutsogiannis

thank you so much hun!!!

Joe

5 stars
I’m a college kid, this looks fairly simple, however, where do I find the jars?

Maria Koutsogiannis

you can use any jars you have on hand! enjoy jam or peanut butter jars etc! even containers work too!

Claudia

5 stars
I’m so very excited! I have been loving ramen noodles. Going to prep this weekend for lunch next week!!

Maria Koutsogiannis

let me know what you think!

Susan

5 stars
I really love your blog and recipes, everything is so well thought out and organized, looking forward to making this recipe!

Maria Koutsogiannis

thank you so much for the love susan!

nic

5 stars
I would love to know where you got those containers!

Maria Koutsogiannis

this brand is called weck jars! amazon! or buy local at a home store etc.

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