When you eat Cup Noodles, you know what you're getting into -- you're indulging in a starchy, sodium-laden delicious meal that has little nutritional value, and that's fine. Nobody is eating these things to be healthy, although of course you can always doctor up your noodles with some fresh or frozen veggies to make them a little more nutritious.
If you're one of those folks who is doing that, you might be happy to learn that you can now buy Nissin Cup Noodles Very Veggie, the first of its kind that is jam-packed with one full serving of vegetables, according to PR Newswire.
"We believe in listening to our consumers, and following our recipe change last year, the number one consumer request was more vegetables -- so that's what we've done," said Leslie Mohr, vice president of marketing of Nissin Foods USA, notes PR Newswire.
"We've taken our beloved Cup Noodles product and kept the noodle amount the same -- we've just added more vegetables! We all know we need to be eating more vegetables, and we're thrilled to be rolling out a product that allows consumers to do that easily."
As of now, you can purchase the healthier soup in three flavors: Chicken, Spicy Chicken and Beef. It takes just three minutes to make these 99-cent meals, which come in a microwave-safe cup and contain a mix of edamame, carrots, broccoli, corn, green beans, cabbage, red bell pepper and tomatoes, though the exact veggie combo varies with each flavor.
Oh, and like all other Cup Noodles following a 2016 recipe switch, they have way less sodium than they used to as well as no artificial flavors or added MSG.
The new dried noodles will be available at tons of stores across the nation, including Albertson's/Safeway, 7-Eleven, Food Lion, Shoprite, BJ's and 99 Cents Only.
Can't get your hands on these cup noodles? Consider adding a broth-scrambled or poached egg, minced or leftover meat and/or a handful of frozen veggies like corn, carrots, green beans, peas or spinach to your instant noodles. According to Star 2, this will make your noodles perfectly nutritious, and the sodium levels shouldn't be a problem if you don't eat them for every single meal.