Healthy Instant Noodles

Author: Sarah Cobacho | Posted: March 1, 2022

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Healthy Instant Noodles in a Jar Container

Iโ€™m always looking for quick and easy ways to make healthy food, and Iโ€™ve seen this recipe pop up on my social media feed a few times. I thought it was so simple and brilliant I had to try and veganise it. And let me tell you, I wish I had thought of this while I was still studying.

We are using vermicelli rice noodles as all they need to cook is boiling water. I could not get my hand on brown rice vermicelli on the day I filmed that recipe, but if you can find some, that would be an excellent add-on.

I used Edamame for protein. You can buy them frozen. They are pre-cooked and a fantastic source of plant protein.

We use grated carrots, spring onion, thinly sliced shiitake mushroom, and Pak Choy for veggies. Pak Choy is one of my favorite greens to use. It tastes fantastic, is packed with nutrients, and is super quick to cook, making it perfect for this recipe.

To bring some extra flavor, I added ginger, chili flakes, miso paste, toasted sesame seeds, and some tamari and veg stock powder. Ideally, you will look for a sodium-reduced version of the last two, especially if you are being mindful of your sodium intake.

Healthy Instant Noodles

Healthy Instant Noodles in a Jar Container
Prep Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
A quick and nutritious recipe featuring vermicelli rice noodles, edamame, veggies, and flavorful seasonings. Simply pour boiling water over the ingredients and let them sit for 15 minutes for a satisfying meal.
By Sarah Cobacho (



  • 1 serve vermicelli rice noodles
  • 0.5 medium carrot
  • 0.5 cup shelled edamame
  • 1 cup Pak Choy
  • 3 Shiitake mushrooms
  • 1 sheet nori
  • 1 spring onion
  • 1 tbsp ginger
  • chilli flakes to taste
  • 1 tbsp tamari (sodium reduced)
  • 1 tbsp miso paste
  • 0.5 tsp veggie stock powder (sodium reduced)
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame seed


  • Grate the carrot and ginger. Cut the Pak Choy, mushroom and spring onions thinly.
  • Add all the ingredients to a glass container.
  • When you are ready to eat, cover it with boiling water and let it sit covered for 15 minutes
  • Stir well and enjoy ????
Per Serving
Calories 454kcalCarbohydrates 72gProtein 15gFat 15gSodium 109mgFiber 14gVitamin A 8361IUVitamin C 4mgCalcium 250mgIron 4mg
COURSE Main Course
KEYWORDS Easy Vegan Dish, Noodles, Nutritious Lunch Idea
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