Ramen for Grownups!

 What I used to make the filling soup

What I used to make the filling soup

I often think about the foods I ate growing up (before I knew better) and am horrified by the lack of nutritional value BUT I also have great memories around some of my childhood favs.  One of those foods that lacked nutrients but was so damn delicious was RAMEN!  Let's be honest, the love of ramen noodles extended long after childhood, into college and beyond into my early 20's.  After all, this is one of the best meals if you're broke and need to shove food in your mouth as fast as possible. 

One memory I have is my dad making ramen for me when I was about 5 or 6 years old.  I thought the seasonings were weird so I begged him to take out all the little green flakes from the packet.  Turns out I was the weirdo but he did it haha.  Yay for good dads :).

That is the complete opposite of now where I put any and all veggies in that I have in the refrigerator.  As we get further into Fall and Winter, soup is a staple at our place so there are more soup ideas to come!  This soup is very easy to make and SO tasty.  

I cheat and get the noodles/seasoning from Whole Foods and made by Lotus Foods  .  All the noodles are gluten free which I love.  Normally I preach NO packaged foods but this is an exception! 

 zucchini noodles, pepper, tofu and kale 

zucchini noodles, pepper, tofu and kale 

Along with the pack I also added zucchini noodles made by my fabulous spiralizer.  So the soup consisted of:

Rice noodles * zuchinni noodles * sauteed extra firm tofu * kale * peppers * miso broth 

Voila!!! Healthy and filling Ramen noodle soup for grownups!!!  Enjoy! 

 Topped with sriracha and s&p

Topped with sriracha and s&p