Like most broke college students, ramen noodles were a safe staple in my diet. After I cut my freshmen year meal plan to save funds, those 50-cent packages kept my stomach satisfied with very little complaints. Often times, I’d get sassy and become a “ramen chef,” mixing all types of new ingredients with the cheap noodle dish, tricking myself into believing that I was one step from gourmet. Chicken, beef, pork, oriental, you name it! Ramen is ready to satisfy your unable-to-afford-meat palette and hungry desires.
But then, college ended. I got a decent paying job. And ramen no longer became necessary…until the bills started piling up. I went into the grocery store, convinced that I could return to my old college diet to save funds. However, I did not consider that my diet had changed significantly since leaving school. Not only did I stop eating meat, but also invested in more fresh fruits and vegetables for my new eating lifestyle.
I ate one pack of ramen and immediately felt my stomach do twenty back handsprings. While ramen has no meat, the 1660mg of sodium sent my stomach off the deep end. I guess we do really change post-college. And certainly, I’m not the only one that has ramen stories for days!