Living a lower sodium lifestyle can often mean sacrificing some of the things we love. For any ramen fan, switching to low sodium living can cause real issues.
As a rule, processed foods have more salt than fresh options. If you've read the nutrition facts on a package of some of the leading ramen brands, then you're probably already aware of how salt-laden your average bowl of instant ramen is.
Luckily for us, there are a ton of wildly flavorful craft ramen options available that are also lower in sodium. In fact, all of the flavors we create here at Mike’s Mighty Good are up to 40% lower in sodium per ounce than your average ramen brand!
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Salt is an incredible flavor enhancer that can transform even the most mundane ingredient into a mouthwatering culinary delight. Salt enhances and improves the flavor of almost anything you add it to, but sometimes too much of a good thing can be pretty bad for us in the long run.
One of the easiest ways to keep your salt intake at appropriate levels is to cut out prepared or processed foods where possible. This can be pretty simple in most cases, but when it comes to instant ramen, balancing a delicious bowl of ramen goodness with a low sodium diet can be a chore.
Here at Mike's Mighty Good Craft ramen, we specialize in crafting delicious, instant ramen that tastes ridiculously delicious but is also comfort food that you can feel good about eating. All of the ramen flavors we create are not only incredibly flavorful, but are also lower in fat than the leading instant ramen but also contain 40% less sodium per ounce than other ramen noodles.
By prioritizing the use of simple, quality ingredients and by making our own ramen noodles, we're able to create a flavor-packed ramen broth base that’s not too salty that outshines even the most sodium-laden of instant ramen styles.
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Eating foods with lower sodium and generally keeping an eye on your sodium intake can help keep your body feeling good. While you still want to keep your intake of processed foods to a minimum when watching your sodium, a pack of Mike's Mighty Good Ramen noodles is a great choice when you need a comfort food fix.
1. Fried Garlic Chicken Ramen
This Insanely flavorful Fried Garlic Chicken Ramen packet from Mike’s Mighty Good will leave your mouth watering thanks to the crazy amount of roasted chicken umami and sweet fried garlic goodness there is in every bite.
While chicken ramen might not be your go-to ramen flavor, after a few spoonfuls of the crazy-rich fried garlic and chicken broth, it just might skyrocket to the top of your list!
2. Spicy Pork Tonkotsu
Tonkotsu is one of the most decadent, flavorful ramen styles available in ramen shops worldwide. It is also often one of the saltiest styles as well.
This Spicy Pork Tonkotsu Ramen flavor has all the hallmarks of a gold standard bowl of tonkotsu ramen, and as with all the MMG flavors, it's far less salty than any other competing ramen brand!
If you're craving a rich, flavor-bomb bowl of low-sodium ramen noodles, then the spicy pork tonkotsu flavor from Mike's Mighty Good is just what you need in your life!
3. Vegetarian Miso Ramen
Miso is one of those ingredients that adds an insane amount of umami to a dish without blowing the sodium content out of the water. This vegetarian miso ramen cup is the perfect way to enjoy instant ramen noodles without worrying about adding a ton of salt to your daily intake.
With a rich flavorful broth and steamed noodles that are far chewier and healthier than any other ramen, this Vegetarian Miso Ramen cup is a perfect lunch, snack, or even light dinner option when you're on the go!
4. Savory Beef Ramen Noodles
Classic beef ramen might be the most common ramen flavor available today, and it's the flavor that most of us experienced when we were first introduced to instant ramen noodles.
With this Savory Beef Ramen pillow pack by MMG, you can still enjoy everything you always loved about classic beef ramen without worrying about the sodium.
With about 40% less sodium per ounce than leading brands and a ton more rich beef flavor, the Savory Beef Ramen from Mike's Mighty Good is a fantastic meal or starting place for your next ramen hack!
5. Vegetarian Kimchi Ramen
Kimchi and ramen are a match made in heaven. These two foods also require a pretty significant amount of salt to prepare. So for the salt-sensitive, skipping this delicious combination is often easier, and that's a travesty.
The insanely flavorful vegetarian kimchi ramen is packed with spicy kimchi umami and far less salt than you'd find in any other instant ramen. If you're a fan of spicy kimchi flavor and super-rich ramen, then this is an easy choice for your next bowl of low-sodium ramen.
6. Vegetarian Soy Sauce Ramen
Inspired by the shoyu broth at all our favorite ramen bars, this delicate, savory, and slightly sweet vegan craft ramen is fantastic for plant-lovers and meat-eaters alike.
Only available in a ramen cup format, this delicious soy sauce ramen noodle flavor is the perfect on-the-go lunch option. Ready in just minutes, you can take this cup anywhere.
Our Top 10 Low-Sodium Ramen Recipes
1. Miso Cashew Butter Ramen
This recipe for Miso Cashew Butter Ramen Noodles relies on flavor-enhancing ingredients like miso paste, curry paste, and cashew butter to increase the already incredible flavor in our Miso Ramen Noodle pillow pack.
This sweet, savory, buttery combination is lower in sodium than typical instant ramen recipes and packed with rich umami and round cashew butter flavor. With an almost Pad Thai-like quality from the rich cashews, this ramen upgrade will surely become a favorite around your home!
2. Fried Garlic Chicken Ramen Bowl
While you might expect a fried garlic chicken ramen bowl to be packed full of salt and sodium, you'd be surprised.
This simple recipe for our Fried Garlic Chicken Ramen is an easy-to-prepare upgrade for our delicious Fried Garlic Chicken Ramen Pillow Pack. With 40% less sodium than leading ramen brands, this ramen bowl is packed with rich chicken umami, sweet fried garlic flavor, and a ton of hearty roasted chicken breast!
3. Crispy Tofu Ramen
This hearty recipe for Crispy Tofu Ramen is packed with flavor and low on salt!
By starting with our Vegetarian Vegetable Ramen and then packing in even more perfectly cooked veggies like bok choy, scallions, broccoli, and a soft-boiled egg, you add a ton of delicious roasted veggie flavor without adding a lot of extra salt.
Finally, the breaded, pan-fried tofu adds a rich fried tofu flavor that's packed with protein! The result is a delicious veggie ramen bowl that's perfect for a light lunch or an easy-to-prepare meatless dinner!
4. Sriracha Glazed Shrimp Ramen
This sweet and spicy Sriracha Glazed Shrimp Ramen recipe is a perfect meal for a hot summer evening. Sweet and spicy flavors can refresh you when used in conjunction with fresh veggie flavors and perfectly cooked ramen. The sweet and spicy broth helps open your sinuses and gets you sweating just a touch, which has the adverse effect of cooling you off as you eat!
While this recipe does call for soy sauce, you can substitute low sodium soy sauce to help keep the salt level appropriate to your diet!
5. Seared Steak Ramen
This Seared Steak Ramen is easy to prepare and blessedly low in salt/sodium thanks to the low sodium MMG Savory Beef Ramen used as the base and the lack of excess salt or seasonings needed to produce this incredible recipe!
Easy to prepare, this simple one-pot meal will quickly become your go-to ramen hack, especially if you're a fan of hearty beef ramen noodles!
Simply sear the steak in a high-walled sauce pot and then use the same pot to prepare the ramen broth/noodles once the steak has finished cooking. The broth will benefit from the roasted flavors on the bottom of the pot as a result of searing the steak and you'll find the overall taste will be richer and even beefier!
6. Easy Dan Dan Ramen
Dan Dan Noodles, like ramen, are one of those foods that can be hard to enjoy when living a low sodium lifestyle.
Lucky for you, this Easy Dan Dan Ramen hack is simple to make in just a few minutes and easily fulfills both your ramen and Dan Dan cravings!
Made from our Savory Beef Ramen flavor and topped with shredded cucumber, hoisin sauce, peanut butter, and garlic, this saucy, rich noodle dish is low on sodium and high on flavor!
7. Cold Miso Noodles
This recipe for Cold Miso Noodles is the perfect refreshing lunch or side dish for a hot, steamy summer day.
By starting with our Vegetarian Miso flavor, and then cooling the noodles before dressing them with miso paste, oil, and tons of fresh veggies, you're able to create a flavor-packed noodle dish that is both refreshing and incredibly low on salt!
8. Lotus Root Avocado Vegetarian Ramen
This recipe for Lotus Root Avocado Ramen relies on our Vegetarian Vegetable Ramen Cup for a starting place and builds on that delicious vegetable umami flavor with roasted lotus root, mushrooms, and big thick slices of rich avocado!
While this recipe does require shiitake mushrooms and lotus root, you can find those ingredients at your local specialty supermarket or International Grocer.
Make sure to follow the instructions for preparing the lotus root if you've never used the ingredients before. It's not hard to work with but requires specific steps to ensure you get the best-looking veggies possible!
9. Vegan Spicy Thai Peanut Ramen
By starting with a delicious package of Vegetarian Kimchi Ramen and then adding things like coconut milk, green onions, peanuts, mushrooms, curry paste, and peanut butter, you're able to create an insane level of flavor and umami without noticeably increasing the salt level in your bowl.
This recipe for Vegan Spicy Thai Peanut Ramen is a rich, hearty combination of flavors that will leave you breathless as you dive in for your next bite!
10. Viral Tofu Egg With Ramen Noodles
This viral TikTok Tofu Egg Ramen sensation is sure to become a go-to ramen upgrade in your life.
By combining delicious fried garlic chicken ramen noodles with soft tofu, egg, and delicious Chinese sausage, you create a sweet, savory ramen combination that works perfectly for breakfast, lunch, or dinner.
Chinese sausage is usually slightly higher in sodium than other types, but you can also substitute the sausage for your favorite low-sodium option!
Final thoughts on lower sodium ramen noodles.
While ramen noodles are usually one of the highest sodium content foods overall, many delicious ramen flavors are available today that will help satisfy your ramen cravings without ruining your salt intake.
No matter if you're craving a simple bowl of ramen, or a full-on ramen hack, all the ramen we create here at Mike’s Mighty Good can help keep your salt levels in check while still providing insane levels of delicious ramen umami for your to enjoy!
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