How to Eat Ramen Noodles Like an Adult

Everyone knows Ramen Noodles are a staple of the broke college student’s diet. They’re cheap and filling, despite being terrible for you in the long run. But what do you do once you graduate but are still living on a budget? It’s hard to feel completely grown-up when you’re still stocking your cupboards with Ramen (even if you’re only eating it every once and a while now).

Sometimes you have to get a little inventive.

I’ve gotten in the habit lately of throwing out the flavor packet, which at least cuts a good chunk of the sodium out of the meal. Then, depending on what’s in my fridge and cabinet, I make my own flavors.

My favorite solution so far is to drain the noodles once heated, then add one or two scrambled eggs depending on how hungry I am. After that, I mix in soy sauce and honey to taste. It feels a lot closer to something I might eat at a hibachi restaurant than to dorm fare.

It just goes to show how much a little creativity can transform even the simplest things.

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