With the start of the new year a lot of us have made goals or resolutions for things we want to change. Whatever those goals may be for you, I wish you steadfastness! I know that it’s a joke that New Year’s resolutions are often broken extremely quickly, but that does not have to be the case!
A common goal has to do with lunches! People often want to make their lunch and bring it from home more, eat healthier, or simply mix it up from the regular routine. This homemade noodle cup accomplishes all three!
Easy to prep the night before and actually exciting to eat come lunchtime is an important aspect of meal prepping. If it takes too much effort or it doesn’t sound good, it is easy to revert back to eating out on your lunch break! This lunch is also extremely economical to make. From my calculations, for the prices I paid at my local supermarket, a large mason jar of soup only cost about 1.73! You are not only eating healthier, but you’re paying a fraction of what eating at a fast casual take out restaurant would cost.
I have included the vegetables that we used for the recipe portion but feel free to use whatever you like. This noodle cup offers you the freedom of possibilities for your favorite veggies and toppings to be included. A lot of the flavor comes from the Better than Bouillon Chicken base, I used the jar variety and that's what the measurements reflect.
This jar has jalapeños (we like things spicy!), rice noodles, green onions and cilantro, mushrooms, and carrots.
Some other topping ideas
- Chicken breast
- Bell pepper
- Red onion
- Peas/Snap peas
These jars can be prepped ahead of time and will stay fresh for a few days, just make sure to keep them in the fridge until you're ready to use!
Mason Jar Healthy Noodle Cup
- Large Glass Jar
- 2-3 tsp. Chicken bouillon
- 2 cups water
- 1 tbsp. soy sauce
- sriracha to taste
- 2 oz. vermicelli rice noodles
- button mushrooms sliced
- Green Onions chopped
- carrots julienned
- jalapeno thinly sliced
- handful of fresh spinach
- Place sauce ingredients at the bottom of the jar (bouillon, soy sauce, sriracha)
- Add toppings and close lid tightly, refrigerate until you're ready to use.
- Remove lid, add hot water, and replace lid. Let steep for about 10 minutes.
- Stir well and enjoy!