Healthy-ish Ramen Recipes That Don't Taste Healthy

Ramen noodles are delicious, but they aaaaren’t always the best for your body. So, is there such a thing as healthy ramen? In a world with so many cooking options and information, of course, there are healthy ramen recipes out there! Whether you’re looking for vegetarian ramen or healthier ramen toppings, there is something out there for you.

There’s nothing better than combining delicious ramen noodles with healthy ingredients to make an incredible meal. Read on to learn how to make some healthy-ish ramen recipes that don’t taste healthy - they’ll be your new favorite go-to when using Mike's Mighty Good Craft Ramen.

Gochujang Paprika Ramen

Paprika Gochujang Chicken Ramen

Gochujang Paprika Ramen is packed with protein and full of flavor. It’s a simple chicken ramen dish anyone can make, creating a fun adventure on the tongue with a sweet and savory sauce.

Here are the ingredients you need to make this iconic dish:

For the sauce: 

  • 1 tbsp cumin
  • 1 tbsp garlic powder
  • 1 tbsp onion powder
  • 1 tbsp paprika powder

Once you have all these ingredients, it’s time to cook. You’ll need to complete the following steps:

  • Heat water to a boil, then cook the noodles
  • Slice the chicken and cover it with all seasonings
  • Cook the chicken, adding soy sauce once all sides are brown
  • Add noodles, a few teaspoons of ramen water, seasoning oil, and half of MMG chicken soup base
  • Top with your favorite toppings, including sesame seeds and green onions

It shouldn’t take very long to cook.

You’ll have a packed meal after this process, full of protein. Add more veggies for even more health benefits.

Sichuan Bang Bang Chicken Ramen

Sichuan Bang Bang Ramen

Want a healthier ramen that packs a punch? You can’t go wrong with Sichuan Bang Bang Chicken Ramen. It’s an awesome way to use leftover chicken and create an unforgettable meal simultaneously.

Here are the ingredients you need to pull this dish together: 

 For the sauce:

  • 1.5 tbsp peanut butter
  • 1.5 tbsp hot water
  • 1 tbsp chili oil
  • 1 tsp gochugaru
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce

 Pull these ingredients together in one spot. Then, it’s time to cook your meal:

  • Cook the noodles, then drain them and set them on the side
  • Mix peanut butter and hot water in a bowl until combined
  • Put the rest of the ingredients under the sauce label into the peanut butter
  • Assemble sauce and noodles, then toss with chicken, cucumbers, sesame seeds, and chili oil

The smell should be spicy, nutty, and unforgettable.

There is protein, minimal fats, and a wonderful tang to this dish. It’s healthier but doesn't taste that way at all.

Leftover Salmon Bowl

Leftover Salmon Ramen Bowl

If you have leftover fish in the fridge, you can whip together this Leftover Salmon Bowl in less than ten minutes. It’s tasty and full of healthy fats from the fish.

Here are the ingredients necessary to make the Leftover Salmon Bowl:

  • Any flavor of MMG Ramen
  • Leftover salmon (pre-cooked)
  • Toasted nori/seaweed sheets

 For the sauce: 

  • Chili oil
  • Sriracha
  • Mayo
  • Furikake
  • Green onion
  • Toasted sesame seeds

 Once you have everything together, it’s time to cook. Take on the following steps:

  • Cook the ramen as per the instructions on the back of the ramen packet
  • Add the rest of the ingredients to the bowl, adding more toppings and mixing in flavoring as desired
  • Mix everything together until it reaches the desired consistency
  • Eat the bowl with small pieces of seaweed for scrumptious bites

 It should take less than ten minutes to pull everything together.

 The salmon adds an incredible amount of protein and healthy fats to the meal. If you want more health benefits, top with green veggies and additional fish.

Kimchi Ramen

Kimchi Lovers Ramen

Kimchi Ramen takes advantage of the one-of-a-kind flavor profile of kimchi, making it into a healthier, unforgettable ramen dish. It’s an excellent instant ramen recipe because it will take advantage of your taste buds in all the best ways.

 Here are the ingredients necessary to pull together this wonderful meal:

Gather these ingredients together, putting them in easy-to-reach locations. Then, start the cooking process:

  • Heat the vegetable oil and saute the onions until cooked, then add mushrooms and kimchi
  • Place the water inside, along with the flavor packet
  • Once at a light boil, add the kale
  • Cook noodles separately until al dente
  • Add, along with broth, to a bowl
  • Top with all your favorite garnishes

The result will be a gorgeous delicacy.

Kimchi is great for your gut and other functions in your body. Once combined with protein and greens, it’s the ultimate meal for a healthier choice.

Ginger Scallion Ramen

ginger scallion ramen

For those who love a ginger kick, this Ginger Scallion Ramen is an excellent choice. It’s based on shoyu ramen, allowing you to gather the flavor without as many calories. It’s very versatile and even vegan-friendly with organic ramen noodles!

Here are the ingredients necessary to pull this meal together:

 For the sauce: 

  • ½ ramen seasoning packet
  • 1-2 tsp minced ginger
  • 2-3 cloves minced garlic
  • Green onions
  • 2 tbsp soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp Chinese vinegar
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp black pepper

 Place these ingredients together. Then, begin the cooking process: 

  • Cook the noodles in boiling water
  • Add all sauce ingredients to a bowl while the noodles cook, mixing along the way
  • Heat the oil in a pan
  • Strain the noodles, then add the sauce and oil
  • Mix and eat

You’ll have a delicious-smelling meal after these steps.

One of the best parts about this dish is its versatility. It’s healthier because you can top it with protein and green veggies for a well-rounded bite, every single time.

Garlic Chili Oil Ramen

Mike's Mighty Good Garlic Chili Oil Ramen

Garlic Chili Oil Ramen takes the broth out of the equation, focusing on an oil-based sauce packed with flavors for a unique experience. It’s seasoned well and offers just enough spice to switch up your flavor palette.

Here are the ingredients you need to make this dish:

 Gather these ingredients in one location. Then, start the cooking process:

  • Cook the ramen noodles until they reach an al dente texture
  • Strain the noodles and add them to a deep soup bowl
  • Place the garlic, chili, sesame seeds, chili paste, seasoning, and soy sauce into the bowl
  • Heat the oil in a pan
  • Add the hot oil to the bowl
  • Stir, then eat as soon as possible

This meal is simple and fun to eat.

Of course, there is no protein or veggies in this meal. Add chicken and greens on top to make a complete meal. Mighty Mike’s Ramen is the best base for this meal.

Want Tasty Ramen Noodles?

If you want to make healthier ramen recipes, you need ramen to work with as a base. We recommend taking a look at Mike’s Mighty Good Ramen for your next experiments. We offer organic ramen and a variety of flavors, from spicy ramen to chicken ramen to pork tonkotsu.


Our goal at Mighty Good Ramen is to take world-class flavors and place them into accessible containers, like ramen cups, to spread around the world. Everyone deserves great comfort food, and we want to provide the best of the best.

"Mike's Mighty Good has permanently changed my lunch game. Never knew an 'instant soup' could be so good."

Charles W. "Chuck" Bryant of the Stuff You Should Know Podcast