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Healthy instant noodles?

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Healthy instant noodles?

Looking to buy some simple instant noodles.

Nothing fancy with dried vegetables or meat. Just some plain chicken or spicy chicken noods.

I usually get Mr. Noodles, but they got bashed alot on RedFlagDeals, so I was wondering what my options are.

I've tried Thai Kitchen, but they are pretty expensive at 1.60$ a pack.

I know instant noodles aren't healthy but I wanted to know what the least un-healthiest are
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Depends on how unhealthy you believe high sodium intake is for you. There's a prisoner brand that may be the best (search for the instant noddle thread last posted in this month).
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I tried the Walmart branded instant noodles, the noodles are about 25 cents + tax, same size as mr noodle. Tasted good, but more importantly isn't made in China it is made in USA. I don't think there is a brand out there that is healthy if you added the spice packet.
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Mr Noodles suck and so does the Maggi brand. Buy the Nissin brand noodles. We buy them from RCSS or any other supermarket. We usually buy them for $0.68 or less. The Sesame flavour one is the best but comes in lots of other flavours.
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You're not going to get healthy instant noodles. You can get some that are marginally healthier than others, though.

IMO, the best brand is Nissin.
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"Instant noodles" and "healthy" are pretty much mutually exclusive.

Back in the day I'd occasionally eat Mr. Noodle. At least then you can control how much "flavour packet" to add, so that'll control your sodium intake.
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badOne wrote: I tried the Walmart branded instant noodles, the noodles are about 25 cents + tax, same size as mr noodle. Tasted good, but more importantly isn't made in China it is made in USA. I don't think there is a brand out there that is healthy if you added the spice packet.
jackrabbit000 wrote: Mr Noodles suck and so does the Maggi brand. Buy the Nissin brand noodles. We buy them from RCSS or any other supermarket. We usually buy them for $0.68 or less. The Sesame flavour one is the best but comes in lots of other flavours.
iEyeCaptain wrote: You're not going to get healthy instant noodles. You can get some that are marginally healthier than others, though.

IMO, the best brand is Nissin.
I'm going to try out Nissin and the Walmart brand.


I'm trying to bulk anyways, so the sodium doesn't bother me too much.
This is going to help me avoid going to sleep for dinner.

Thanks
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But seriously though, go to bulk barn. Buy some nice beans. Toss them in there for a good, cheap source of protein.

Don't go exclusively on instant noodles, friendo.
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Even now, only after a night of pretty heavy drinking where I'm low on liquids, salts, electrolytes, will I eat the noodles and take all the salty goodness of instant noodles down (usually a spicy korean brand). But this is more like 1 very 2 months type thing.
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I don't think there's such a thing as healthy instant noodles - they're basically made of refined flour, oil, and salt with not a ton of variation there. Some rice noodles ones exist, but I'd argue they're even less healthy, and stuff like shirataki noodles (or calorie-free noodles) are ghastly. I'm supposed to eat a diet higher in salt than most, but instant noodles are empty calories for the most part until you add meat and veggies.

Having said that, I eat more of them than I should. For filthy cheap cups, the no name brand ones aren't bad (and go for ~$5.50 for 12). Nongshim makes some of the better tasting ones with their shin ramyun black sitting at the top if I feel like splurging.

If you're in Costco, however, I strongly recommend you stay far, far away from anything branded Noodle Time. I find Mr. Noodles fine in a pinch, but Noodle Time is horrific and I can't believe they've maintained a valuable spot at Costco for so many years. They're like eating soggy sponges.
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iEyeCaptain wrote: But seriously though, go to bulk barn. Buy some nice beans. Toss them in there for a good, cheap source of protein.

Don't go exclusively on instant noodles, friendo.
Toss salad too
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yao416 wrote: Toss salad too
gotta make sure u eat ur veggies to have successful #2
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