With the holidays in full swing it can sometimes feel impossible to keep up with a healthy lifestyle due to the constant influx of treats that co-workers, family, and the internet keeps throwing your way! This is the time of year I find most people throw in the towel and say I’ll just start fresh in January because they find it too overwhelming to stay the path! That’s why I like to prep easy and healthy lunches at the beginning of the week so that I can be sure I have something nutritious and satisfying to help me resist the holiday temptations throughout the day! My easy single serving veggie ramen bowls are going to be your new favorite healthy make ahead lunch for any day of the week!
Now don’t get me wrong here, I am all about enjoying some holiday treats, I just need a little balance at this time of year! I find that when I plan my meals out then I am way less likely to overeat the not so healthy options that are always available during the holidays! I always feel much better about a cookie if I know I have eaten something good for me first! Do you agree?
I am always getting messages from you all saying you need not only kid-friendly lunches, but lunches that you can pack for yourself too and this ramen bowl is one of my favorites! There isn’t much more satisfying that a bowl of nutritious soup for lunch, especially when the weather is cold outside!
You can add all of the ingredients, minus the broth into a jar and then simply heat the broth when you are ready to eat it! Just simply pour the hot broth over your jar loaded with veggies, ginger, and more, and in a couple of minutes you have a hot and delicious lunch that is most definitely not a sad desk lunch!
This recipe is so easy there will be no excuses for not having a tasty and healthy lunch any day of the week!
If you are looking for another easy lunch idea, try out my Roasted Chickpea Caesar Wraps!
2 Sliced Mushrooms
1/4 Cup Spinach
2 Tbsp. Green Onions
1 Tbsp. Frozen Peas
2 Tbsp. Shredded Carrots
1 Tbsp. Grated Fresh Ginger
1/2 Cup Cooked Ramen Noodles (can sub rice noodles to make this GF)
1 Tbsp. Soy Sauce
1 Tsp. Hoisin Sauce
1 Tsp. Chili Sauce (optional)
1 Soft Boiled Egg (optional)
1 Cup Chicken or Veggie Stock (homemade or store bought)
Note: Feel free to add cooked chicken or any other veggies to your bowl that you wish.
Place veggies, ginger, noodles, soy sauce, hoisin sauce, and egg in a wide mouth mason jar or other glass container and put lid on.
Heat broth until it is piping hot and pour over veggies and noodles and stir to distribute sauces and let sit for 30 seconds.
Add chili sauce if desired and eat immediately.
Note: Simply double this recipe for each day to make a week’s worth of bowls if desired!
Aren’t these so simple? They are so so delicious too! You are going to want to make these bowls over and over again and you will be able to say no to that second cookie thanks to a filling and nutritious lunch!