Dr. McDougall's ramen at my local grocery store, and decided to give it a try for the kids' lunches. They loved it! All I had to do was add water, heat in the microwave for under 2 minutes, and pour it in their thermoses. Grayson said it stayed hotter in his thermos than most other things (not sure why, but bonus!). You can see the vegetables in it, not just little dots of vegetable bits.