A Cleaner Instant Ramen: Dr. McDougall’s Right Foods

Did anyone else eat those ramen soup packets as a kid? I loved them growing up! My friends and I even used to eat them dry with the seasoning on them. (Who else did that too?!) Now that I eat a plant-based/vegan diet, I definitely wouldn’t eat those old-time ramen soups since they a. contain animal products and b. have lots of bad-for-you ingredients in them that I don’t want in my body.

But, the good news is that nowadays there are brands like Dr. McDougall’s Right Foods that make healthier, cleaner versions of ramen and other ready-in-minutes foods that we grew up with. Ever since I first discovered Right Foods on the shelves of Whole Foods right after moving to NYC, I thought it was so cool that this is a brand that was actually created by a doctor who has committed his life to teaching people about nutrition. Dr. John McDougall is one of the leaders in the plant-based movement. He is a board-certified internist that has been teaching people about nutrition for over 30 years. He promotes a heart healthy diet rich in whole grains, fruits, vegetables, rice, pasta and legumes. How great is it that he’s the one behind this whole line of easy to make foods?

Right Foods has ready-to-serve and “just add water” foods for breakfast, lunch and dinner. They’ve got all different types of varieties of hot cereals, soups, and quinoa salads. The chia berry organic oatmeal is one of my favorites and so are their ramen soups. It’s the perfect stuff to have around for when you just don’t have time (or the energy) to cook!

And I really respect that Dr. McDougall and Right Foods care about the environment too. Their motto is “Sustaining the Earth, Sustaining You.” All the packaging used in their family owned business is made from sustainably managed forests.

If you’re looking for food that’s healthy, plant-based, easy to make and requires minimal effort from you, keep your eye out for Right Foods. You can find Dr. McDougall’s Right Foods at grocery stores all over the country including Whole Foods, Target, Wegmans, Safeway, Kroger, Fresh Market and many more. You can see the full list of stores that carry Right Foods here.

Dr. McDougall is also the founder and medical director of Dr. McDougall’s Health & Medical Center, which offers programs for everyone to learn more about healthy eating. The McDougall Programs include a free online program, intensive workshops, a 10-day live in program to transform your health, dietary therapy and more.



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