Ramen noodles should classify as required eating while you're in college, especially when you use them in these inspired and innovative recipesPhoto: Lee Harrelson: Styling: Mindi Shapiro, Laura Martin
Use Your Noodles
Instant ramen noodles are dried or precooked noodles infused with oil, and usually sold with a packet of flavoring. Dried noodles are usually eaten after being cooked in boiling water for 2 to 5 minutes or eaten straight from the packet, while precooked noodles can be reheated.
These noodles are often popular with college students because they are budget-friendly and easy to prepare. The downside is that they're high in fat and sodium, but you can reduce the sodium by leaving out the seasoning packet.
Quickest Chicken Noodle Soup
Ramen noodles are incredibly versatile, and the first option is to use them for a quick and easy soup. Add cooked chicken, cabbage, carrots, and ramen noodles to a pot of boiling water, let it cook for 3 minutes and - voila! - comfort food ready