Pregnancy Ramen

Submitted By: Rebecca Coleman

Submitted From: University of Maryland, College Park


  • 1 block of ramen (I like Top Ramen Sesame Flavor)
  • 1 egg
  • Handful of thinly sliced carrots
  • Handful of chopped scallions (green onions)
  • Some crushed sesame seed-nori mix (available in Japanese markets)

This is the only way I could justify eating ramen noodles while pregnant. At least I could tell myself I was getting protein and veggies to counter the sodium and MSG. Mix up the egg as if you were going to scramble it and throw it in the pot when you put the ramen on to boil. Throw in the carrots at the same time. Meanwhile, put the ramen powder, nori mix, and scallions in the bottom of a bowl. Drain most of the water from the ramen and pour the noodles, egg, and carrots into a bowl. Mix and eat, salting every few forkfuls. Try not to think about what the MSG is doing to your unborn child.

Note: This works well with Sesame, Chicken, and Oriental flavors,
but tastes pretty bad with Beef, Spicy Beef, and Cajun Chicken.