Monday, January 14, 2013

Ramen Noodles Lunch

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Last night I read the girls the school lunch menu, as I do every night before school, to see if they want to bring lunch or buy. Cheese pizza or Chicken BBQ on bun were the choices. Big Sis said "Bring" and Little Sis say "Buy!!" (cheese pizza). So this morning I asked Big Sis what she wanted to bring for lunch and gave me a very definitive "Ramen noodles." It isn't something I've packed for them before, but Big Sis recently developed an affinity for Ramen noodles after our visit w my parents over the holidays. Let it be known that my dad, aka Hobi, nicknamed by Big Sis when she was 2 (short for Halabogee which means Grandpa in Korean) is a Ramen head, aka he loves Ramen. And FYI: in our house, if you LOVE something, you're a "something" head. :) Anyhoo...

Ok, not the healthiest, but I don't do it every day and it's not as bad if you don't use the whole soup base packet or don't drink all the broth if you do. Plus, I added an egg to it (by cracking a raw one into into the boiling noodles and stirred it up for an egg-drop-soup-like consistency) to give it some protein. Had to double check w/ Little Sis and told her Big Sis was getting Ramen "noo noo" for lunch today and she blurted out as fast as she could "I WANT TO BRING!" So there it is. Little Sis, much like her Hobi, is Ramen noonoo head too. :)

Sorry, I neglected to get a pic of the actual Ramen noodles in all my haste this morning, but I did manage to snap this. It's the brand I grew up with. I bag makes makes two kid-size servings.


And let me tell ya, I ALMOST went as far as making up another batch just so I could include a pic and even went as far as boiling up some water but then came to my senses. :) I'll just snap a pic next time (it looks pretty much the same each time, haha) and maybe I'll just sneak it in here later.

It's later! It's 2/10/13 and I'm finally adding a picture:

So here it is, their Ramen Noo Noo Lunch. 


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In this lunch:
  1. In the thermoses: Ramen noodles w/ eggs
  2. Mozzarella Cheese Its
  3. Red Seedless Grapes in Little Sis' Lunch and Peeled Snacks' Apple Crunchers
  4. Doctor Yum's Homemade Granola Bars (hyperlinked to my post and recipe link)
  5. Frosted Flower Sugar Cookies (My new companion post!)
  6. GoGo Squeeze Applesauce - Berry for Little Sis, Cinnamon for Big Sis
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13 comments:

Jenn Christ said...

Yummy! We're big ramen heads too :D

happyvballgirl said...

LOL, Jenn! Ramen heads, unite! :)

Diana - FreeStyleMama said...

I want one of those cookies right now!

reikifeet said...

Actually, most ramen packets have enough MSG to kill a 2yo child! Per physician's desk reference. Educate yourself. Koyo brand is good though, and even has a soba version.

happyvballgirl said...

Perhaps you missed this in the second paragraph of my post reikifeet (lol, I just got that!):

"Ok, not the healthiest, but I don't do it every day and it's not as bad if you don't use the whole soup base packet or don't drink all the broth if you do."

Should have added that my girls eat MAYBE eat half a serving (at best) along with the reduced seasoning packet amount once or twice a month so I'm pretty sure I'm not killing my kids.

But thanks for the brand tip. I'll keep an eye out for it. I'm ALWAYS open to healthier alternatives. I'm actually working on a homemade version!

happyvballgirl said...

:)

Cristi said...

Clearly they don't have enough MSG to kill a child or we'd have read about toddlers dropping dead everywhere!

Crystal Shook said...

I am with Cristi! I will start watching the news more closely. ;)

Munch Packer said...

Actually, I DID read where a father was suing MSG for the wrongful death of his toddler. Oh wait, that was Madison Square Gardens. Carry on....

Sarah F. said...

This is still a far healthier lunch than found at 99% of public schools. Congrats for taking the time to pack it yourself, mom!

Myra of Mommy+Me Lunchbox said...

MSG was used in almost EVERY single dish growing up in the Philippines in the 80's. We ate ramen noodles with rice a lot. Hmm. I'm still alive at thirstysomething years old. I'm not saying it's good for you. My mom stopped using MSG in cooking after we moved to the US.

Kendra Peterson said...

What toddler has the tummy capacity for a whole cooked packet of ramen noodles in one go? Their stomachs are the size of one of their FISTS. The DRIED noodles are about 4-6 tummyfulls alone!

(FYI, a Google search that is sure to have FBI knocking on my door any second now shows no information on how much MSG it takes to kill a toddler. So without a link or scientific proof, regurgitating "facts" read somewhere sometime is not the same as being educated about an issue.)

Kelly Lester said...

My girls would be drooling over this one for sure :) As my grandmother, who lived to age 93, always said, "Everything in moderation."