I'm a dieter who likes to keep all the tasty fun foods in their diet, just in moderation or with more foodful spins, and one of those foods is Ramen. Store made ramen is surprisingly low calorie despite having plenty of fat in the broth, but is over all really nutrition because of the broth making process. Still, I'm not always willing to splurge on 15 dollar ramen, sometimes its time for the 15 cent kind.
I know these noodles are fried to maintain the hollow core of the noodle threads that allow them to cook quickly, but MAN are ramen packs high calorie garbage hahaha. I've been able to find some more nutritious ramen noodle bundles at my local asian grocery, but what's really elusive is the flavoring pack...
My gut feeling says the packs are mostly MSG, some spices, and like, crushed up bullion- in other words, things that probably don't calorically amount to more than maybe 30 calories per pack... But I wasn't sure if anyone else had any ideas about how to account for these flavoring packs? Should I just assume that they're the same content, gram for gram, as a bullion cube?
I'm also not talking about the fancy ramen with dried veggies and add-able oils, I'm talking about the dirt-cheap noodle block and powder type of deal!