Powering Up the College Meal that Gets No Respect

I know what you’re thinking. Here comes another quinoa and kale cookie recipe from the crazy foodies at Full Plate. But this is Kyle writing. I’m normal. And if you read my last blog entry, you may have realized:

• I’m young
• I’m cheap
• I can’t cook
• I’m often in a hurry
• And I don’t think quinoa actually exists

So, on occasion, I eat ramen noodles. And if you eat them too, I want to share some tricks I’ve discovered.

Unfortunately, ramen noodles are no bueno when it comes to health and weight loss. They have very little fiber, loads of salt, and almost no nutritional value. But that can be easily fixed! First of all, you can limit the sodium just by not putting the whole packet of seasoning into your bowl. In fact, when I make ramen, I start by cutting the packet down the middle and throwing half of it away. But don’t stop there! Power up your noodles with fiber rich foods! I’ve tried different kinds of onions, tomatoes, mushrooms, black olives, and salsa; and I’m yet to be disappointed. You can be creative. Or, if you don’t like to be creative, you can browse these web pages for inspiration.  ☺

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Every journey begins with one small step.  So don’t be afraid to start making healthy choices today, even if you don’t feel ready for big change. The small steps will give you the strength you’ll need if you decide to pursue bigger success.  


Kyle Young

Kyle Young enjoys perusing and creating books, movies, and music, which makes his job as Director of Product Development at Full Plate Living quite fitting. In his free time he practices Tang Soo Do karate, in which he holds a green belt.

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