Instant Noodles Minus The Guilt!

Maggie mee (my girls’ way of labeling instant noodles) is my girls’ all-time favorite comfort food. That is because I hardly prepare instant noodles for them.   Even if I do, the sachet of flavouring with MSG is not added into the soup or noodles. And there will be other side dishes like eggs, seaweed, fish paste and veggie to accompany the noodles to make up for the lack of nutrients just from the noodles.

On days when I am too tied down with work, I will whip up meals that I can prepare in a jiffy with minimal preparation and cleaning up like sandwiches, cold green tea noodles, Udon and instant noodles, like this one:

Instant noodles flavored with sesame seed oil, a few drops of thick soy sauce and sodium-reduced soy sauce. It would taste better with fried onion oil but due to time constraint, I skipped this. Well, the noodles was tasty enough without the fried onion oil or the sachet of MSG. I also made some pan-fried Terriyaki chicken fillet and sliced up some cucumbers to dispel heatiness.  Every strand of noodles was polished off!

No doubt, the forbidden food always tastes oh so good! Actually, even I love instant noodles but only allow myself a rare treat of a few slurpfuls once in a blue moon. My ideal bowl of instant noodles is one which is soup based and curry flavoured, topped with spam meat or a  jumbo sausage, an egg and lots of shredded cabbage. Simply divine and satisfying but I have not had this sort of comfort meal for exactly 10 years, ever since I found out that I had PCOS and had to stave off carbs from my diet.

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10 thoughts on “Instant Noodles Minus The Guilt!

  1. Oh I love Maggi Mee so so so much but hardly had one due to the sachet of soup contain MSG.
    Your ideal bowl of instant noodles happened to be one of mine too! Simply delicious…yum

  2. Why is it comfort food is always bad for u??? I see u have figured out how to make a quickie lunch for your babies altho u definitely do so much more to the noodles. In my student days we just added an egg and if lucky, have some lettuce or beansprouts.

  3. Hi, you can try the curly noodles from organic shops, they have in different flavors (natural) from kelp, green tea, spirulina, carrot, tomato and spinach. Use that instead of the instant noodles as the instant noodles are waxed.

  4. Oh and another thing, just wanna tell you that you’re doing a great job at giving healthy food to the kids… I salute mothers like you and pray the kids will one day fully appreciate all the efforts. I have seen mothers who don’t bother, and they load them with junk food and processed food.

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