Healthy Instant Noodles

Healthy Instant Noodles

Healthy Instant Noodles

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Healthy Instant Noodles! You probably didn’t think there was such a thing, did you? Well, there is and here it is! AND it is fat-free, vegan, anti-inflammatory and liver cleansing. Plus it only takes less than 5 minutes to make!

By popular demand here is my version of ‘Instant Noodles’! I featured this on my Snapchat this week and received thousands of messages from people wanting the recipe! Obviously, there are many people that have the same noodles obsession as me, it may stem from growing up on 2-minute Maggi noodles or it may not, but I am pretty sure that is where mine stems from. I feel like noodles are in my bones hahaha. Iv adopted the nickname ‘noodle’, ‘noodle head’, ‘noodle brain’, from an array of people in my time here on earth and for good reason too, I once lived off noodles! I would eat them for breakfast, snack, lunch and dinner and I would never get sick of them either. I was a noodle addict. When I turned my life around and  changed from a junk food addict to a health food freak I gave up my instant noodles and it isn’t until now that I have really wanted noodles back again, it may be due to the sleep deprivation or the lack of time I have to do all tasks lately, either way I’m happy with my healthy version that’s for sure.

I will add, these are a little higher in sodium than I would normally recommend due to the vegetable broth, but you can find low salt/sodium vegetable broth powders and liquids in most food stores. The added turmeric gives you an anti-inflammatory boost that will benefit your immune system by fighting off bugs, make your skin glow due to its high antioxidant properties, and also reduce the inflammation within the body. To get this recipe right without using wheat or egg noodles you need to use these particular noodles called ‘Dongguan rice vermicelli’ , they have the perfect texture and are the most similar to wheat noodles and they are just 100% rice.

These take only a few minute to whip up and before you know it you will be enjoying serving number 2 or three hehe.

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Some may say this isn’t a very healthy meal but honestly let’s just compare these to you regular packet noodles for a second,

‘Noodle Cake: Wheat Flour, Vegetable Oil (Antioxidant (319)), Salt, Mineral Salts (508, 451, 501, 500), Vegetable Gum (412).
Flavour Mix Sachet: Iodised Salt, Flavour Enhancers (621, 635), Mineral Salt (508), Maltodextrin, Flavours (Contains Wheat, Soy and Celery), Sugar, Onion Powder, Vegetable Fat (Antioxidant (320)), Parsley Flakes, Colours (Turmeric, Caramel III) Spices (Coriander, Cumin, Cardamom, Chilli Powder, Ginger).

May Contain Crustacea, Fish, Milk, and Mustard. ‘

 

So, Just that one packet contains 12 MSG chemicals!!!! that is insane. One of the worst ingredients in that list ‘Flavour enhancer 621,625) which is really called monosodium glutamate and Monammonium glutamate! Which is MSG! MSG is bad bad bad. And the reason why we still have it in our food is because 100% of the research used by the FDA has been funded by industry. This means that every single “study” undertaken to prove the safety of these manufactured chemicals has been paid for by the people who make it! The FDA are very shady about how they label and announce their chemicals. MSG it is linked to cause a host of health issues including fibromyalgia, obesity, fatty liver, high insulin and blood sugar, high cholesterol, metabolic syndrome, high blood pressure, disturbances in the gut-brain connection, neurological and brain health issues, hyperactive children, ADD, childhood obesity, fertility issues, birth defects, headaches, heart palpitations, asthma and many more. 

Stock/broth powders can easily contain this many chemicals and MSG also so be very careful and look at the back of any product before you buy it and check out the ingredients. These are some names that MSG can be hidden as:

Hidden names for MSG and free glutamic acid:

Names of ingredients that always contain processed free glutamic acid: (7)

  • Glutamic Acid (E 620)
  • Glutamate (E 620)
  • Monosodium Glutamate (E 621)
  • Monopotassium Glutamate (E 622)
  • Calcium Glutamate (E 623)
  • Monoammonium Glutamate (E 624)
  • Magnesium Glutamate (E 625)
  • Natrium Glutamate
  • Yeast Extract
  • Anything “hydrolyzed”
  • Any “hydrolyzed protein”
  • Calcium Caseinate
  • Sodium Caseinate
  • Yeast Food
  • Yeast Nutrient
  • Autolyzed Yeast
  • Gelatin
  • Textured Protein
  • Soy Protein
  • Soy Protein Concentrate
  • Soy Protein Isolate
  • Whey Protein
  • Whey Protein Concentrate
  • Whey Protein Isolate
  • Anything “…protein”
  • Vetsin
  • Ajinomoto

Names of ingredients that often contain or produce processed free glutamic acid:(7)

  • Carrageenan (E 407)
  • Bouillon and broth
  • Stock
  • Any “flavors” or “flavoring”
  • Maltodextrin
  • Citric acid, Citrate (E 330)
  • Anything “ultra-pasteurized”
  • Barley malt
  • Pectin (E 440)
  • Protease
  • Anything “enzyme modified”
  • Anything containing “enzymes”
  • Malt extract
  • Soy sauce
  • Soy sauce extract
  • Anything “protein fortified”
  • Anything “fermented”
  • Seasonings

The following are ingredients suspected of containing or creating sufficient processed free glutamic acid to serve as MSG-reaction triggers in HIGHLY SENSITIVE people: (7)

  • Corn starch
  • Corn syrup
  • Modified food starch
  • Lipolyzed butter fat
  • Dextrose
  • Rice syrup
  • Brown rice syrup
  • Milk powder
  • Reduced fat milk (skim; 1%; 2%)
  • Most things labeled “Low Fat” or “No Fat”
  • Anything labeled “Enriched”
  • Anything labeled “Vitamin Enriched”

It is so messed up isn’t it?? and such a large chunk of the population eat these chemicals in most of their packaged food items that they eat multiple times a day!

Anywho this is why I choose not to eat instant noodles anymore, but the good news it I can still make them healthy and actually get good nutrients from it too. I always try to make all my recipes I share in my blog and in both my EBOOKS as healthy as possible and nutrient dense, even the ones you may not think will be that healthy due to ‘bad’ junk food versions you know of which give them a bad wrap. But here I am proving to you that you can still eat these foods and be healthy at the same time. Trust me once you adapt to my recipes and my guidance in my eBooks you will not miss those old ‘bad’ versions and if you do go back to having the junk food you will actually feel that sick that it will remind you to never do it again!

Below is the recipe 🙂

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YOU WILL NEED

  • 1 Packet of rice noodles (‘Dongguan rice vermicelli’ these are the best variety)
  • 2 Tablespoons of low sodium organic (msg free!) vegetable broth powder or liquid
  • 2 Teaspoons of turmeric powder
  • 2 tablespoons of diced parsley (fresh)

*NOTE – This recipe makes enough for 2 or if your really hungry. Your better off making the whole batch because no doubt you will love the leftovers 🙂

METHOD

  1. Place uncooked noodles in pot and cover with water just above the noodles
  2. Place in the stock powder, turmeric and parsley
  3. Bring it to the boil them simmer for 3 minutes
  4. Turn the heat off and it’s ready to serve (I do suggest waiting a few minutes before you dig in or you will seriously burn your mouth!)
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I hope you all enjoy this simple treat recipe and make sure you let me know in the comments on Instagram @lonijane what you think.

Remember that I have two eBooks, which are digital books that are available instantly anywhere in the world as anytime!

I only share this information to benefit you guys, so it helps me to continue when I know it’s appreciated 🙂

Love

Loni Jane x

 

Refrences ; https://www.additivefreekids.com.au/6-reasons-to-avoid-flavour-enhancers/