Cold Ramen Noodles with Tofu, Edamame and Peas

lunch on 25 Sept 2013: ramen noodles with veggie snacks, tomatoes and cucumbers

lunch on 25 Sept 2013: ramen noodles with veggie snacks, tomatoes and cucumbers

The last time I packed cold ramen noodles for lunch, it was a big hit with the kiddos. They are just crazy about anything ramen. I started with one package of super cheap-o Top Ramen. I’m okay with buying multiple six packs of Top Ramen at Target. (Yep. Me and the college kids. We have piles of ramen in our carts.) As usual, I immediately tossed out the sodium bomb flavor packet. I added frozen peas and edamame to the ramen noodles during that magical three minutes of cooking. While the noodles were boiling, I chopped up some high protein super firm tofu. Then everything got tossed together with a tablespoon of tamari, a teaspoon of sesame oil, a little drizzle of honey, and a good sprinkle of black pepper. Super fast. Super simple. Definitely kid-approved.

And, yes, your eyes do not deceive you: that is candy corn in the treat compartment. Candy corn and those little pumpkins are a big autumn weakness of mine.

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