10 Tips on how to get the kids (and yourself) organised for the school week + $500 Giveaway

by Katrina - The Organised Housewife

This post is sponsored by MAGGI

Do you ever feel like your mornings are spiralling out of control and you can’t keep up with the daily routine? Don’t worry, you’re not alone! Whether it’s getting the kids to school, feeding the family or the overall functioning of your home – the solution is simple. Being organised will help you keep your sanity and minimise stress, whether it be: saving time travelling back-and-forth to the shops, money buying in bulk or re-buying items you’ve forgotten, and ultimately when you’re sorted, there’s less yelling at the kids, and in turn, makes you a happier Mumma!! Here are ten tips that I hope will help you to get your kids organised for the school week.

Do you feel like your mornings are spiralling out of control because you're struggling with the daily routine of getting the kids to school, feeding the family and getting your home functioning well and with minimal stress? Being organised saves sanity, money, time, there's less yelling at the kids, and in turn, makes you a happier Mumma!! Here are my 10 tips that I hope help you to get your kids organised for the school week.

10 TIPS ON HOW TO GET THE KIDS AND YOURSELF ORGANISED FOR THE SCHOOL WEEK

It’s as simple as taking time to do a few tasks over the weekend that is a big sanity saver during the hectic school morning rush. These are 10 things I do each weekend to help create calm amongst the chaos.

1. HAVE A LUNCH BOX PLAN

Having a lunch box plan is the best way to make sure that your kids are getting fresh, nutritional snacks for their school lunches. Plan ahead, use a lunch box plan and prepare and bake meals in advance so that you always have healthy food ready to pack into their lunch boxes. Try my new lunch box planner pad to help organise your kid’s school lunch boxes each week.

  ORDER HERE: Lunch Box Planner Pad

2. HAVE A DINNER PLAN

Weekly meal plans really do work. I’ve been planning my dinners for years and it’s simply the best way to stay organised and on top of cooking family meals. With a meal plan, you can plan a week of meal ideas so that you know what you’re going to be cooking, which helps you to organise your weekly shopping list – this way you have everything you need ready in your fridge or pantry, and you save yourself so much time and don’t have to run around after school urgently buying food for dinner.

  DOWNLOAD HERE: Dinner Plan

Do you feel like your mornings are spiralling out of control because you're struggling with the daily routine of getting the kids to school, feeding the family and getting your home functioning well and with minimal stress? Being organised saves sanity, money, time, there's less yelling at the kids, and in turn, makes you a happier Mumma!! Here are my 10 tips that I hope help you to get your kids organised for the school week.

3. DON’T FORGET ABOUT AFTER SCHOOL SNACKS

So that your kids aren’t reaching for processed sugary snacks, have some healthy after-school snacks ready to go for them. Kids will be hungry when they finish their school day and will need something to eat before they settle and do their homework.

Being organised and having options available is beneficial – MAGGI 2-Minute Wholegrain Noodles are a favourite with my three kids because they’re super versatile and you can make a wide variety of yummy after-school snacks.

They’re also high in fibre and made from the goodness of wholegrains – I like to add loads of colourful vegetables and lean meat to them to ensure the kids are eating a perfectly balanced dish, both after-school and even for dinner. Here are my 5 Quick Ways on How to Jazz up 2-Minute Wholegrain Noodles.

Depending on how old your kids are, they might be able to cook and create these meals themselves after school. If they are early-teens like mine, they can actually be a big help by preparing their own 2-Minute Noodles and help to create some delicious dishes for themselves.

  Read More: 5 Quick Ways to Jazz Up 2 Minute Noodles

5 clever and quick ways to jazz up MAGGI 2 minute noodles, easy for the kids to make and is a tasty solution for an after school snack. Plus enter to win a $150 Woolworths Gift Card, which would be so handy to fill the fridge with food!

For more ideas for healthy after-school snacks for your kids, check out my printable List of After School Snack Ideas. The list is bound to inspire you and your kids with after-school snacks.

  Read More: Printable List of After School Snack Ideas

Keep this list handy to use as a reference when creating your weekly shopping list, to help ensure you have some after school snacks ready for the kids to help themselves after school.  And as I mentioned above the kids can use it to help identify what they can make themselves.  I've also created recipe cards for the 5 Quick Ways to Jazz up 2 Minute Noodles for the kids to have as a handy.

One of my readers, DEE had a great suggestion on how her family jazz up MAGGI 2-Minute Noodles: We love to use them in our mince chow mein or with pesto. They are also great to put with meatballs as an alternative to using spaghetti!

I LOVE putting my community’s tips to the test, so thought I would try Dee’s. I added some pest and feta with my MAGGI 2-Minute Noodles, and it was seriously amazing. Thanks for the MAGGI tip Dee

Do you feel like your mornings are spiralling out of control because you're struggling with the daily routine of getting the kids to school, feeding the family and getting your home functioning well and with minimal stress? Being organised saves sanity, money, time, there's less yelling at the kids, and in turn, makes you a happier Mumma!! Here are my 10 tips that I hope help you to get your kids organised for the school week.

4. GROCERY SHOP ONCE

Grocery lists are not only helpful to help keep you on track on what to buy, but they really are a necessity to ensure the home is functioning smoothly and to minimise unnecessary trips to the shops. Put them on your fridge and fill them out throughout the week when you run out of something like toilet paper, tomato sauce and all those little annoying things you always forget when shopping.

A grocery shopping list helps you to focus on only going to the shops once, so you have everything you need when it comes time to pack lunches, prepare after-school snacks and when cooking dinner – I honestly can’t live without mine!

  DOWNLOAD HERE: Grocery Lists

  READ MORE: 7 Reasons Why You Should Use Grocery ListsDo you feel like your mornings are spiralling out of control because you're struggling with the daily routine of getting the kids to school, feeding the family and getting your home functioning well and with minimal stress? Being organised saves sanity, money, time, there's less yelling at the kids, and in turn, makes you a happier Mumma!! Here are my 10 tips that I hope help you to get your kids organised for the school week.

5. ORGANISE YOUR FRIDGE

Organising your fridge is just as important as organising your pantry. An organised fridge in the mornings, helps so much with getting breakfast and school lunches prepared. Create different sections in your fridge, so that it’s easy to find and grab what you are looking for. I love labels and I label anything that can be labelled, so consider a good labelling system to help you be more organised.

  READ MORE: How To Organise Your Fridge And Keep It Tidy

Do you feel like your mornings are spiralling out of control because you're struggling with the daily routine of getting the kids to school, feeding the family and getting your home functioning well and with minimal stress? Being organised saves sanity, money, time, there's less yelling at the kids, and in turn, makes you a happier Mumma!! Here are my 10 tips that I hope help you to get your kids organised for the school week.

6. ORGANISE YOUR PANTRY

Organising your pantry is a priority to getting order into your kitchen, as well as ensuring that your children have access to good, nutritious foods and snacks which they can help themselves to.

Do you feel like your mornings are spiralling out of control because you're struggling with the daily routine of getting the kids to school, feeding the family and getting your home functioning well and with minimal stress? Being organised saves sanity, money, time, there's less yelling at the kids, and in turn, makes you a happier Mumma!! Here are my 10 tips that I hope help you to get your kids organised for the school week.

I have baskets filled with food that has my tick of approval for lunch box or after-school snacks. I always have MAGGI 2-Minute Wholegrain noodles on hand for the kids as I work long hours and it’s important to ensure there are healthy after-school snacks available – MAGGI noodles are a simple solution to snacking and what’s great is that they can use their imagination when creating some yummy and healthy meals.

Do you feel like your mornings are spiralling out of control because you're struggling with the daily routine of getting the kids to school, feeding the family and getting your home functioning well and with minimal stress? Being organised saves sanity, money, time, there's less yelling at the kids, and in turn, makes you a happier Mumma!! Here are my 10 tips that I hope help you to get your kids organised for the school week.

7. GIVE SCHOOL SHOES A SPRAY

Do your kids suffer from smelly shoes, especially in the summertime? Some kids react to leather and their feet can smell bad when their feet sweat. It’s so common and many mums don’t realise that it can be simply solved by using a shoe spray to remove any odours. I give the kid’s school shoes a spray on the weekend so they’re good as new come Monday morning. I have a homemade shoe deodorising spray recipe that you can make yourself to help with this issue too.

  READ MORE: Homemade Shoe Deodorising Spray

8. WASH LUNCH BAGS

It’s best practice for the kids to unpack their school bag as soon as they get home from school. However, we all know that there can be times that this simply doesn’t happen, and it’s left overnight, over the weekend, or worst yet, till the last day of school holidays (ew!). Perhaps they may not need to be washed every weekend, but it’s good to give them a wipe over fresh for Monday.

  READ MORE: How to clean insulated lunch bags and remove odour.

It's best practice for the kids to unpack their school bag as soon as they get home from school. However there can be times that this doesn't happen, it's left overnight, over the weekend, or worst yet till the last day of school holidays (eew). If you are hit with a bad smelling, sticky or dirty lunchbag, here are my tips below on how to clean insulated lunch bags and remove odours.

9. LAUNDRY SCHEDULE

I know this sounds intense, but following my laundry schedule is super helpful – by having a system in place, my schedule tells me what I need to wash for the next day – whether it be my work clothes, casual wear or uniforms. It is always a full load and the schedule helps me keep on top of the kid’s school uniforms so they’ll always have enough clean ones to get through the week. On Saturdays, I wash the kid’s uniforms so they are clean for the week. Don’t force yourself to do all the washing on Sunday, give yourself a day off from the housework!!

  READ MORE: My sorting laundry system 

Laundry Wall Art & Schedule

10. IRON SCHOOL CLOTHES

I’m not a fan of ironing, and you may be shocked to know that I only iron the kid’s uniforms if they look like they need it… but if you need to iron your kid’s uniforms, do it in one hit rather than one uniform each morning – this way you get it over and done with and don’t have the dread sitting above your head. Get the ironing board out, turn on your favourite TV show and iron away. This will save so much time rather than fussing around with ironing board in the mornings.

  READ MORE: Reduce Folding and Ironing Laundry Reader Tip

Do you feel like your mornings are spiralling out of control because you're struggling with the daily routine of getting the kids to school, feeding the family and getting your home functioning well and with minimal stress? Being organised saves sanity, money, time, there's less yelling at the kids, and in turn, makes you a happier Mumma!! Here are my 10 tips that I hope help you to get your kids organised for the school week.

 


I use labels throughout my entire house, you can find them in my bathroom, kitchen, garage, laundry and even in my fridge… wherever you look really. Labels give instant organised gratification.

1 LUCKY READER WILL WIN A $500 WOOLWORTHS GIFT CARD!

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For one lucky person to win this amazing prize, all you have to do is comment below and tell me how you cook MAGGI Noodles for your kid’s back to school lunches, afternoon snacks or dinners. There are so many different ways they can be served up, MAGGI 2 Minute Wholegrain Noodles are more nutritious when adding plenty of vegetables and lean protein.  The winner will be announced on Valentines Day, my little love gift to you lol!!!

Do you feel like your mornings are spiralling out of control because you're struggling with the daily routine of getting the kids to school, feeding the family and getting your home functioning well and with minimal stress? Being organised saves sanity, money, time, there's less yelling at the kids, and in turn, makes you a happier Mumma!! Here are my 10 tips that I hope help you to get your kids organised for the school week.

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358 comments

Rowena January 31, 2019 - 5:16 AM

MAGGI noodles are my quick and easy solution to give the kids something on there go, between my son’s rock climbing class and my daughter’s soccer training, the whole family can be sitting together and eating in just a few minutes =)

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Storm February 1, 2019 - 12:42 PM

I cook Maggi 2 minute noodles in stir fry, chicken soup, I also make an omelette with noodles and bacon. My kids love eating maggi 2 minute noodles dry with just the seasoning sprinkled over them. I also put MAGGI Noodles in a thermos for them. My kids favourite is having MAGGI Noodles with cocktail frankfurts sliced up and marinara sauce mixed through.

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Brigid Evans February 1, 2019 - 1:33 PM

A easy MAGGI 2 minute noodle nasi goreng is a crowd pleaser. You make the noodles per the instructions, meanwhile stir frying 1/4 cup of frozen corn, 1/4 frozen peas, 1 tsp of ketjap manis (sweet soy), 1 tsp of sweet chilli sauce, then combine with cooked noodles. Fry a egg sunnyside up. Place on top of noodles. Sprinkle with dried shrimp. Voila! Best lunch ever. P.s fussy toddler tested!

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Rachel February 2, 2019 - 2:12 PM

We do noodles simply – cook, drain and sprinkle with cheese. It is a great lunch or dinner for all of us!

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Wendy marx February 10, 2019 - 3:24 PM

We have pre cooked bacon or chorizo ready to go so we can do a Maggi 2 min madness when the kids get home. We add bacon or chorizo and sometimes both, olive oil, Pesto and feta !! It’s a magic in 2 minutes

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Andrea Ora February 12, 2019 - 7:37 PM

I cook maggi noodles separately then add eggs, cream, chopped spinach, bacon and peas. Pug it on a baking pan and baked for 180c for 35 minutes. It’s a hit for school lunches.

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Giuliana oconnor February 12, 2019 - 8:18 PM

We love Maggi noodles crunchy. My kids love them all broken up in a bowk with the seasoning sprinkled on top
Quick and easy after school snack!

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Edwina February 12, 2019 - 10:15 PM

MAGGIE NOODLES are simply fantastic. As a kid I grew up loving MAGGIE NOODLES. So of course I gave them to my kids too!
My kids loved them from the first time they tried them. The noodles are so easy to cook it’s really child’s play, and that’s just what I did, we played and learned how to cook noodles. Using our favourite colourful bowl to put the noodles in, then pour in the water, open up the microwave, and watching their little faces as they pressed the buttons on the microwave. Then we learned about counting as we waited the 2 minutes for the noodles to cook. Adding the flavour sachets was a real treat and watching them stir in the flavour. My children love the MAGGIE CHICKEN NOODLES THE BEST. It’s plain and simple you can’t improve on the BEST. MAGGIE NOODLES ARE THE BEST.
Just add water, heat and eat anytime of the day. Quick and easy and cheap to eat.
Great anytime of the day.
Now the kids can cook for themselves, there’s more time for Mum to play.
Happy Kids, Happy Mums, Happy Families!
Thanks to MAGGIE NOODLES

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Kristen .T February 12, 2019 - 10:32 PM

Noddle and creamed corn fritters
I cup s/r flour
I can creamed corn
I egg
Cook and chop Maggie noodles
Fry in pan till crispy ?

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Kristen .T February 12, 2019 - 10:32 PM

Noddle and creamed corn fritters
I cup s/r flour
I can creamed corn
I egg
Cook and chop Maggie noodles
Fry in pan till crispy ?

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Amie February 13, 2019 - 4:51 PM

My daughter loves Maggi noodles in oriental flavour with an omelette and stir fried veggies stored through. If I have leftover chicken I will stir that through too. Ends up being a chicken and veggie noodle stir fry. I love knowing the noodles are wholegrain.

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Tiffany Mayer February 13, 2019 - 5:49 PM

I cook up the Maggi noodles, add mixed vegetables and shredded chicken with some soy sauce and put in a flask for my daughter. She loves it. Like a stirfry

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Michelle MacLennan February 13, 2019 - 6:25 PM

2min maggi noodles are my kids “go to” after school snack. They love all the flavours and have been busted mixing the chicken and the beef to make “beefen”

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Kylie Sell January 31, 2019 - 5:19 AM

We don’t do anything special with ours. Just straight in the bowl with boiling hot water. Then it goes in the microwave to soften quicker. Drain the water and the flavour and it’s done.

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Jess Muller January 31, 2019 - 5:19 AM

Hey Kat,
Some great back to school ideas!
I like to cook the MAGGI noodles as per instructions then add, fried bacon, frozen peas and corn that have been heated in the microwave and then make a little egg omelette (2 eggs, dash of milk and salt/pepper) which I fry then cut into small squares and add as well. My kids aged 4 and 2 loved slurping the noodles and ate all there dinner.

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robyne bartlett January 31, 2019 - 5:23 AM

i slice a chicken breast after cooking and add to 2 minute noodles with frozen corn and mixed veges. my children love this as soon as they get home from school or for saturday snacks before going out

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Gin January 31, 2019 - 5:32 AM

How do I cook 2 minute noodles? The best thing is – I don’t! They are so easy to cook the kids can do it themselves. They are perfect for weekend lunches when I can say “get yourself some lunch”. It’s 2 minute noodles all around and I don’t have to lift a finger!

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Lyndsey Woodberry January 31, 2019 - 5:40 AM

We love 2 minute noodles in our house! The 2 miss 3’s love to eat then just as they are, cooked and straight in the bowl! But miss 11 like to stir through some relish or corn relish or bake them in a muffin tray with bacon bits, frozen veg, cheese & mixed through. We got thr idea from George on the School Lunchbox FB page and I love them too. Miss 11 likes that they go crunchy but have stacks of flavour like this!

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Neisha Mergard January 31, 2019 - 6:10 AM

My kids love to eat them either uncooked and crunches up or cooked. My 11 year old likes to add bbq sauce to hers as well. When I eat them on the rare occasion I’ll slighty undercook them and add butter! Omg it’s delicious.

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Gabrielle Tooth January 31, 2019 - 6:22 AM

We love 2 minute noodles for a quick afternoon snack, but I have a fussy 7 y/o – handful of spinach in with the water is about all he will accept. Though once cooked & drained, I crack an egg and give it a quick stir, noodles back into the hot saucepan, pour egg mixture over the top and stir. It doesn’t take long to cook the egg through, back in a bowl and stir in the spinach & a bit of the flavour water. In this way you can’t taste the egg, or see the egg, it just gives it a creamier texture, and makes it a healthier alternative!

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Alisha January 31, 2019 - 6:24 AM

Super easy Chow Mein!
Buy the MAGGI Chow Mein recipe base.
Add mince and vegetables to the noodles. Yummy ?

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Jacque January 31, 2019 - 6:24 AM

We add ours to scrabbled eggs. Heat first with hot boiling water then add to the eggs as the are starting to cook.

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Amanda Anger February 2, 2019 - 10:21 AM

Noice! My boy loves scrambled eggs! Trying this now.

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Amanda Anger February 2, 2019 - 11:07 AM

HIT!!! Worth $500 this one! Changed my breakfast menu planner for the week and this is the Monday Morning special!!! Thank you
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Cindy G January 31, 2019 - 6:50 AM

When my 5 get home from school, 2 minute noodles are perfect to fill hungry bellies. We add frozen veg and chopped ham or sliced meat, boiling water, a zap in the microwave and done. Perfect to tide them over until dinner time, and quick and easy

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Lisa Hurst January 31, 2019 - 7:16 AM

You can’t go passed chocolate spiders with two minute noodles, nice treat for after kindy.
Two minute noodles crushed add melted chocolate and peanut butter, mix all together let set in the fridge.

Easy to make, taste good and my son loves to help.

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Nicole Kotarac January 31, 2019 - 7:21 AM

My boys love 2 minute noodles in their Thermos for lunch at school or on the way to Baseball practice straight after school when they are ravinous

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Rosa Awad January 31, 2019 - 7:29 AM

2 minutes noodles are so yummy and versatile! My kids love them with carrots, corn and peas and and in the winter time we tend to leave the boiling water in the plate with the veges and flavour and it becomes a comforting winter soup!!!

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Adela January 31, 2019 - 8:28 AM

My kids just love 2 minutes noodles. But if we add anything it’s some broccoli, roast diced chicken ?
So simple yummy.

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Atima K January 31, 2019 - 8:34 AM

My boys love whole grain Maggie noodles.. they can have it anytime – for school, lunch, snack or even quick dinner. It’s extremely versatile so I make it with eggs, chicken and all type of veggies (hide some grated veggies into it ?) . To make it more loaded I add cheese sometimes. I also try it with different sauces(sweet chilli is our favourite) and make it like a soup during cold days. If there is any leftover( not too often as we always slurp up the entire lot), I mix it with bread and potatoes to make cutlets/patties. For my hubby and me, 2 minutes Maggie is a comfort food for midnight snacking during weekends ?.
You can also find a spicy version of Maggi noodles at Indian stores – do check it out sometime ?

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Heather January 31, 2019 - 8:48 AM

Nothing fancy here just into the boiling water timer set for 2 minutes then stir in the seasoning and done. Yum!

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Donna Germon January 31, 2019 - 8:52 AM

My kiddos love Maggi noodles made into a kind of noodle quiche. We make up a couple of packets of noodles, add some chopped shallots then mix through 5 or 6 eggs and a dash of milk. Pop into muffin tins for individual serves or a large pie dish to cut slices.

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Kathryn January 31, 2019 - 8:55 AM

My 3 boys seem to always be hungry! Just last night my 13 year old decided at bedtime to cook himself a quick batch of 2 minute noodles to tide him over until breakfast. They all like them plain & simple – but sometimes add peas and corn & perhaps a bit of fried up bacon. They also quite like to keep some of the cooking ‘juice’ to make them a bit like a soup. Maggi noodles are the only ones my guys like – I have substituted other brands, but their taste buds can pick the difference! 🙂

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Laura Palmer January 31, 2019 - 8:55 AM

Nothing fancy here either.. the kids love to add the flavouring after draining the water and we sometimes eat them dry as well!!!

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Maria January 31, 2019 - 9:02 AM

My older daughter thinks they are perfect just the way they..no additions necessary!! Fab for afternoon tea and she takes them to school for lunch in a thermos. It’s the simple things in life that are often the best

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Ali January 31, 2019 - 10:24 AM

We make a noodle omelette. Cook the noodles (without the flavour sachet). Whisk 2 eggs and the flavour sachet, add cooked noodles and fry in some healthy oil. Greatest Sunday Night dinner that even my FUSSY 2.5 year old loves

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Skye Hunter January 31, 2019 - 10:42 AM

My kids love Chow Mein with rice, but when we have it, there’s always more leftover than rice to make the right balance, so I freeze small portions of the Chow Mein (either in snaplock bags or Tupperware) and I microwave one portion at a time to add one to a pack of cooked 2 minute noodles for an authentic Asian snack! Yum!

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Mary Preston January 31, 2019 - 10:46 AM

VEGETABLE, HAM and NOODLE CUPS are the way to go. Easy to make. A tasty treat.

Use any protein you fancy.

A great way to add in more vegetables to the diet.

Freeze well. So, make up a big batch to have on hand.

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Kelly January 31, 2019 - 10:54 AM

Great ideas for stress free mornings!

We eat Maggi Noodles every which way but a favourite in our house is chicken flavour. Cook noodles as per instructions, empty out water leaving just a little hot water in bottom of bowl. We the crack an egg into the noodles and stir through to cook it as it heats from the noodles. Once the egg is cooked we add a tin of tuna, half a cup of mixed veggies (frozen veggies steamed in the microwave) and done! The big kids add hot chili sauce to enjoy. Best quick dinner ever!

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Anita Shepperson January 31, 2019 - 11:42 AM

To the 2 minutes noodles I add either chicken breast, mince or beef strips with whatever veges I have in the fridge and also a bit of soy sauce added as well. It’s a great way to use up veges that are nearing the end of their life. Saves wasting expensive vegetables and makes it a healthy meal.

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Elizabeth Hegarty January 31, 2019 - 12:51 PM

I break up the noodles and put the flavour sachet over them. Boil the kettle and cover the noodles with the boiled water. Cool in the microwave for 3 minutes. I put a small amount of the liquid into the bowl, drain the rest and then add the noodles to the bowl. We have recently read the cooking instructions and we’re doing it wrong, but old habits die hard.

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Jocelyn January 31, 2019 - 3:14 PM

I make a muffin tin spaghetti nest using 2 minute noodles. It’s so versatile you can use any leftover pasta or noodle sauce or any other ingredients you have in the fridge or pantry. My son loves it for snacks or for lunch.

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Janet January 31, 2019 - 3:19 PM

We like to use the saucepan method to cook our Maggi Noodles.

Into the pot of boiling water we throw in some frozen peas and add
the packet seasoning provided giving this a stir with chopsticks.
Ours only ever stir with chopsticks!! It makes it authentic…

Then the noodles are added. Some of them like them kept long and
others crunch up the noodles before placing in the water, carefully
of course. Stirring with the chopsticks for two minutes.

Noodles are then drained leaving a little bit of the liquid.

All goes back in the saucepan on the stove with added chopped ham and lastly some chopped sundried tomatoes in oil to give it a little extra taste and then cooked for another minute.
Then popped into bowls to be slurped up with the chopsticks.

They all love it as it is quick easy and Yum.
Note: I usually have containers of chopped ham and sundried tomatoes ready to go in the fridge.

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alisha devos January 31, 2019 - 3:36 PM

as a child going to primary school (going back 30 years) I use to take a packet of noodles for lunch. Just opened the packet and sprinkled the flavour sachel on the noodles and ate them as is. Now I make them for my own children. They enjoy them cooked up and made into a soup using chicken breast, soy sauce, brown sugar, bok choy and carrots.

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Jennifer Reece January 31, 2019 - 4:36 PM

I cook the noodles as directed on the package.
I use the cooked noodles in stir fries packed with veggies.

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Alex Krause January 31, 2019 - 4:55 PM

I make MAGGI 2 min noodle egg cup muffins. You pour an egg/milk mixture (with any other random ingredients left over in the fridge at the end of the week – ham, cheese, capsicum, salt and pepper) over cooked 2 min noodles in muffin tins. Sprinkle some cheese over the top and put in oven. Deeeeeeeelicious- kids gobble them up and mum win all round!

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Amanda Anger February 2, 2019 - 10:24 AM

Oh yummo

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Alex Krause January 31, 2019 - 4:56 PM

I make MAGGI 2 min noodle egg cup muffins. You pour an egg/milk mixture (with any other random ingredients left over in the fridge at the end of the week – ham, cheese, capsicum, salt and pepper) over cooked 2 min noodles in muffin tins. Sprinkle some cheese over the top and put in oven. Deeeeeeeelicious- kids gobble them up and mum win all round!

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Tina January 31, 2019 - 7:44 PM

2 Min Noodles are a staple and one of the first after school snacks my daughters “mastered” on their own. They fill the gap between end of school and dinner time. As a working Mum, that is a plus as I know my girls will simply heat, add the flavouring and be tided-over until I get home!
Also at times my girls have them as lunch cooked and put in their thermos….so versatile,

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Trish February 1, 2019 - 2:08 AM

For us it is the family go to meal when my husband has his night shifts… thankfully all 7 of my kids love them, just as the package suggests but keepung the water in to mske it more soup like… I will have to try some of the above suggestions in future! They all sound yummy. .. Thanks for the tips and a great blog too. ..

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Natasha February 1, 2019 - 6:13 AM

A little bit of Soy Sauce added to 2-minute chicken noodles seems to be my kid’s idea of nirvana for an afternoon snack. We also eat them as a side dish at dinner time when I just don’t have the fortitude to cook potatoes for 40 minutes. No-one ever complains!

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Elle Roberts February 1, 2019 - 10:08 AM

Magi noodles are a great easy go-to meal when all else fails. Last night I served up beef noodles to the kids that I had done in the microwave. I also cook in a bowl of water for 5 min, pour out most of the water, stir through the flavouring and then stir in a pack of 2min frozen vegies.

The kids love it and my 2 yr old twins giggle the whole time as they slurp up each noodle.

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Sharnet Hebel February 1, 2019 - 10:13 AM

My kids love them with Salmon and asparagus. I simply grill salmon fillets with asparagus and mix them through the noodles with some sesame seed oil and splash of soy sauce. Yummy!!

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Marissa Samuelson February 1, 2019 - 10:14 AM

I’ve tried noodles egg and veg mixed together and baked in a muffin tin to make noodle muffins. But then there’s nothing more fun than just eating plain noodles and pretending they are wiggly worms!

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Ezette du Toit February 1, 2019 - 10:15 AM

Hey hun! Wow, my shopping just isn’t complete without atleast a few (or dozen) Maggi 2Min Noddles.
WhennI preparenit for my little munchkins, I put all the contents and spices in a bown, poor over the boiled water, stir and cover for 2 mins. Thereafter it is ready and soft. My children have the option to add cheese, mayo or any other sauce. BUT I must say my children ALSO love to it, just dry without it being cooked. I know its terrible but they like the taste. We love Maggi’s!! #maggi’sfan

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Taryn Richardson February 1, 2019 - 10:17 AM

My 6 yo is obsessed with 2 min noodles – if you give her a choice for dinner, it will always be her wish. I try to make them a bit different – but my go-to for her is diced ham and cheese grated through it and then I steam small broccoli bits in the microwave whilst they’re cooking and mix it all up. Most dinners involve her asking ‘how many bites do I have to eat?’ but this dinner – she will clean the plate.
I had a new baby in June and this was a lifesaver in the early days…

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Cindy Blundell February 1, 2019 - 10:17 AM

I make the boys a beef stir fry with beef strips, and a large packet off oriental stir fry frozen veg and honey soy and garlic sauce and 2 packets of 2 minute noodles . I then heat up batches in the morning and fill their thermos . They always eat the lot 🙂

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Alisha Tarlinton February 1, 2019 - 10:18 AM

Hello! ?

We cook MAGGI two minute noodles in the microwaves. We boil the kettle and add the noodles to a microwave safe container. We pour the boiled water over the noodles until the noodles float and microwave for two-minutes. Then we drain the water.
For flavour, we either add the seasoning or create something in a frying pan. Like tuna with fresh herbs and pine nuts. We mix in a variety of different things in the fridge and pantry ?

Thanks for reading!

– Alisha.

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Suzi February 1, 2019 - 10:21 AM

I love Maggi noodles in stir fry but my fav is made the traditional way, drained & add tomato sauce!!! Very convenient, multi use & great tasting.

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Hilary February 1, 2019 - 10:22 AM

Our favourite way to enjoy the yumminess of MAGGI 2 min noodles is to toss in some chopped broccolini, frozen peas & sweetcorn and shake over some spicy tabasco sauce to warm us up on a cold afternoon after school – quick, easy, nutritious and gives the kids energy for afternoon activities.

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Anita Mitchell February 1, 2019 - 10:23 AM

I would always add extra veges. Finely sliced carrots, celery and capsicum are my go to, and I usually keep a container of this prepared in the fridge. Add some lean ham or a boiled egg and the snack is a really good meal!’

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Jasmine February 1, 2019 - 10:25 AM

Hi!
My 6 year old son ADORES MAGGI noodles. I’m not allowed to do a single thing to them 🙂 We follow the packet instructions exactly, drain out the ‘to-hot-and-I-have-to-eat-it-right-now’ soup, and and he smashes them every time.
Best after school go to for my ravenous little guy.
Thanks MAGGI.
P.S. LOVE the jazzing up ideas, i’ll keep trying, wish me luck haha

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Tash Almond February 1, 2019 - 10:25 AM

For the kids (18 months and 3 years) i crush the Maggi noodles up add the seasoning and hot water and microwave for 3 minutes. Makes them nice and soft and evaporates some of the water to make them extra delicious.

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Debbie February 1, 2019 - 10:27 AM

I grate veggies and add corn to make it a bit more colorful and some times add egg for dinner.

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Rhiannon February 1, 2019 - 10:27 AM

My son just likes them as a quick and easy lunch at home. He puts them in a bowl, covers with boiled water, uses a plate to cover and keep the heat in, and then adds his flavour sachet.

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Pita February 1, 2019 - 10:28 AM

I add frozen peas and corn. Add boiling water and into the microwave. Quick and easy after school snack or lazy dinner.

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Heather February 1, 2019 - 10:29 AM

I put the noodles in any of my meals requiring noodles as the kids know them therefore will eat or attempt to eat the meal! One of their faves is satay! just marinage chicken pieces in marinade of soy sauce, peanut butter, coconut cream, chilli sauce, hot water mix it all up fry it up with veggies the chuck in noodles and theres a quick, no fuss meal that they slurp down!

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Jennifer Jervis February 1, 2019 - 10:30 AM

I boil up Maggi Noodles with the seasoning in the water, then drain the water. Then I mix 1 egg and some grated cheese and put that and the Noodles back on the heat to quickly cook the egg and melt the cheese. Kids love it and I do too.

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Ian February 1, 2019 - 10:32 AM

Adding diced tomato and parsley to grated cheese and stirring through 2-min noodles. Kids love it and I know they’re getting a healthy snack. It’s our Sunday night dinner go-to meal. 🙂

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Kylie February 1, 2019 - 10:33 AM

I use MAGGI 2 minute noodles in beef chow mein. Beef mince, bag of coleslaw mix, chow mein packet mix and cooked noodles easy & tasty.

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Danielle Stojani February 1, 2019 - 10:34 AM

Just last week, I made maggi 2 minute noodles for tea and added frozen veg (peas, corn and carrot) and some shredded roast chicken left over from the previous dinner. It was a huge success! Not a single argument from my 2 boys.

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Jodie February 1, 2019 - 10:35 AM

We love to add a tablespoon of “Sundried Tomato Pesto” from Aldi & some chopped ham. After stirred through add a sprinkling of parmesan – tastes great and the kids can’t get enough!

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Brea Walker February 1, 2019 - 10:37 AM

I serve them with frozen veg and a drizzle of honey and soy sauce then sprinkle with sesame seeds. We used to have a exchange student live with us and his fav was similar but he topped his with an egg. Noodles are so versatile. Leftovers if there are any are mixed with an egg and then placed in muffin trays and baked for unchbox.

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Elizabeth Broucek February 1, 2019 - 10:39 AM

We have 2 minute noodles mixed with tuna, beans, broccoli and carrot. Very quick and easy the kids love it any time of day.
They also make pasta salad with it with eggs and bacon for a quick summer snack.

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Rebecca February 1, 2019 - 10:39 AM

Our easy 2 minute noodles hack is this
Cut up straz
Cut up tomatoes, capsicum, onion etc
Fry up the straz and cook the noodles
Add the cooked noodles to the straz and veggies and add some Maggi seasoning sauce
And BOOM a great afternoon snack!!

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Kate February 1, 2019 - 10:41 AM

I cook them in the morning and my son eats them cold for lunch. Otherwise a great quick weekend lunch.

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Mellisa February 1, 2019 - 10:43 AM

I boil up my Maggi Noodles with the seasoning in the water, then I crack a egg into the mix and whisk with a fork breaking up the egg, this then makes a noodle soup, which the whole family loves.

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Leticia February 1, 2019 - 10:52 AM

Cheesy 2 Minute Noodles for us! Fry up an onion and some bacon together, then set aside. Add the flavouring sachets and a little bit of flour to the frying pan to thicken the mix, then add some milk and water, chuck in the noodle cakes and cook them til almost done and the liquid is nearly absorbed. For the last couple of minutes, throw in some frozen peas, and add back in the onion and bacon mix. Turn off the heat and then add a good handful of grated cheese and stir. Pimped up noodles with a good serve of veggies and dairy! A good Friday night treat for the whole fam 🙂

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Michelle Thatcher February 1, 2019 - 10:53 AM

We cook our 2 minute noodles, add a can of tuna (oil based) and pop it in a thermos for school lunches. Yum!

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Lacey Daley February 1, 2019 - 10:56 AM

I have 5 kids, 5 and under – so MAGGI whole grain 2 minute noodles are like a staple in our household! My kids love them so much, they’d eat them any old way, but they’re favourite is with chopped salami, feta, tomato and Kalamata olives with a drizzle of sweet chilli sauce! They love, love, love it! My eldest starts big school this year, and she’s already asked, ‘Mum, can you make your yummy nootles for my wunch?’

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J February 1, 2019 - 10:59 AM

2 minutes with egg for protein- quick, easy and smashed in 5 minutes between swimming and tkd!

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Corinne K February 1, 2019 - 11:00 AM

Dry, crunched up in the packet with the seasoning sprinkled in, just like when I was a kid! ?

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Kaali Feltus February 1, 2019 - 11:02 AM

We’re pretty quick and easy!! Cook in boiling water on the stove (tastes waaay better than out of the microwave!) Drain all the water and add flavoring and a little bit of butter! Heaven!!

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Jennifer February 1, 2019 - 11:03 AM

We do a quick stir fry with tinned tuna and frozen stir fry mix with MAGGI two minute noodles! So quick, easy and kids demolish and go back for more! Even do this for after kinder/school snack

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Michelle February 1, 2019 - 11:05 AM

Cook 2 minute noodles as normal, drain and add fresh herbs (mint and coriander taste great, but parsley is nice too) grated carrot, tin corn, finely sliced snow peas (blanched) and shredded poached chicken. Sometimes I add a little soy and sweet chilli dressing – only a little sweeet chilli though, as the kids are just getting used to spice!

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Heidi February 1, 2019 - 11:06 AM

We use our 2 minute noodles to create quick afternoon snacks that can also double as dinner if they are too tired to wait for dinner to be finished. We cook the noodles as per the instructions then add them to stir fried chicken or beef with lots of vegetables. Some different sauces eg plum, hoisin etc gives them a different flavour – healthy & filling . We’ve also made them into discs by frying them once cooked in egg rings & put them under the stir fry to give a crunch element

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Ms Jackie Mellor February 1, 2019 - 11:15 AM

We dont do anything dramatic but the beef noodles are served with bread and butter to make noodle sandwiches. So so good.

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Bec Rumens February 1, 2019 - 11:21 AM

2 Min noodles are great in the microwave for my lot. The best bit is if you get caught up on the phone or hanging out the washing for a few extra minutes letting them “rest” just makes them even better, and no-one complains they are too hot!!

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Emma Day February 1, 2019 - 11:21 AM

We love adding an egg and soy sauce or sweet soy sauce. Such a yummy and easy snack! I’m loving all these comments- some really great ideas.
Xx

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Krystle February 1, 2019 - 11:24 AM

Its my quick go to meal when I can’t be bothered or running late. Kids love slurping them through their mouths and makings them wriggle like worms.

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Kelly Brown February 1, 2019 - 11:25 AM

We love noodles!! And we use them in so many different ways! At the moment we’re loving fried noodles- cook noodles as you normally would (don’t ad seasoning) drain, fry in a hot pan with some oil and add whatever vegetables you like. Add the seasoning and other things you enjoy – soy sauce, garlic, ginger etc. They’re just like the soft fried noodles at the takeaways!!! Quick, easy and healthy!! We also add noodles to our cottage pie, stir frys – to bulk it up a bit. My daughters also eat them uncooked as a crunchy snack.

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lara February 1, 2019 - 11:28 AM

My kids love 2-minute noodles but i like to add some nutrition to it if we have some cooked chicken in the fridge left over just shred it up and add some corn or peas while you cooking it to add some veg

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Cait February 1, 2019 - 11:29 AM

For turning my MAGGI noddles into a quick but filling meal, first I fry up some chopped onion & garlic. While I add some hot water to cook the noodles in a separate bowl, I then add some frozen peas, corn & carrot to fry. Add a bit of liquid to make sure it doesn’t burn, a blob of oyster sauce for flavour & some chopped spring onion for freshness. If I have some leftover veg mash, I add a tbsp to the mix to turn it into a sauce that will coat the noddles. Lastly, add the cooked noddles & voila, a quick, tasty meal, full of veg & CHEAP! Perfect for uni students & busy mums alike 🙂

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Stacy February 1, 2019 - 11:30 AM

We eat them raw at our house – with the seasoning evenly distributed over the whole square – then just bite into it and eat away! If we cook, we use the microwave, then also a microwave pack of steamed veg from the freezer and suddenly there’s a nice healthy filling snack for after school empty tummies! 🙂

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Joanne Cardamone February 1, 2019 - 11:31 AM

My mum is Chinese, Maggi noodles were never plain and I continue to do the same. work later than my husband (who starts much earlier in the morning) and he picks up our daughter. There’s always a frozen vegetable mix defrosted int eh fridge and shredded BBQ chicken. These are added to the noodles to make it more wholesome and healthier.

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Bree February 1, 2019 - 11:37 AM

Well for someone who loves all food I’m raising pretty boring eaters – but nothing wrong with the classics I guess ? They are straight from the bag for a crunchy snack kids. Or on rare occasion that we cook them- boiling water, nothing else. I myself am partial to a chocolate spider or Asian style noodle salad… and anything and everything else ??

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Gardenia Lam February 1, 2019 - 11:48 AM

I love the versatility factor in noodles. My once little kids & grandkids have eaten noodles cooke & uncooked (which start off in a bowl) off the dining chairs, kitchen table or bench with the bowl right next to it still and in every room in the house, theres also the car. If there is any remaining in the bowl, the boys will add Kepas manis sauce to slightly cooked noodles with diced luncheon and maybe a fried egg on a good day. Or it could be raw egg. They play rugby union, anything goes. Its such a staple theyll notice the second weve run out of Kepas manis sauce before noticing we have no milk!

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Bec February 1, 2019 - 11:54 AM

In our Family we love to include Maggi noodles as the noddles in our stir frys – as a busy mum to be able to whip up a healthy delicious meal in under 20 mins with ingredients already in the fridge/pantry is wonderful.
I simply cook noodles as per packet instructions, brown off some chicken or lamb, add in what ever veggies we have in the crisper (this is also a great night before shopping day use up the veggies meal) and mix altogether with a Maggi Honey Soy Stir Fry Sauce.
Always a winner in our household

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Czarina Notley February 1, 2019 - 12:15 PM

Maggi Noodles – comfort food!
Easy as 1, 2, 3 any time, any day, all year round.
Cook as per instructions + dimsums & eggs + spinach. Happy tummy! 😀

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Mandy February 1, 2019 - 12:25 PM

We love to add an egg (usually boiled but you could poach it for something fancy) some leftover chicken (moist with some of the liquid) and a dash of soy sauce! Extra protein and a hint of fabulous Asian flavours. Yum!

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Miranda February 1, 2019 - 12:46 PM

The kids love MAGGI noodles in thermos jars for lunches with a boiled egg and any left over meat from dinner to add extra protein and flavour. Especially delicious and warm in winter.

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Rebecca Widdows February 1, 2019 - 12:52 PM

I don’t cook them – my daughter loves them straight out of the packet, with the seasoning sprinkled on… too easy! This from the kid who also likes cold baked beans out of the tin….

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Sarah February 1, 2019 - 12:53 PM

My kids love Maggi 2 minute noodles, as did I when I was a kid! So quick, easy and filling.

One of my children likes them barely cooked, nice and crunchy. My other child likes them super soft, so I use boiling water in the jug with them. Do you think I can ever remember which child likes them which way?!

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Shanna Trimble February 1, 2019 - 1:04 PM

We use maggi 2 minute noodles in our san choy bow to make it a meal in bowl instead of serving it lettuce leaves. My kids are fussy eaters due to their asd and they love them in the sam choy bow or just as an afternoon snack with a few extra frozen veg thrown in and a splash of soy sauce

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Cathy N February 1, 2019 - 1:08 PM

Mix cooked noodles into not quite set scrambled eggs and sprinkle with shredded cheese. This culinary classic is known in our house as “Noodley Doodlies” !

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Lisa February 1, 2019 - 1:17 PM

Our go to “easy dinner” the kids always want, straight up noodles with added frozen veg, cook altogether at same time in microwave, I add frozen spinach and some cut up avocado as well, kids don’t like avocado but when added in they don’t see it and can’t taste it so they are none the wiser haha

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Jodie February 1, 2019 - 1:21 PM

When my kids have two minute noodles one has them with savoury mince. This consists of any and all veggies in the fridge, browned mince, tqo minute noodles and a pinch or two of curry powder and maybe a splash of chilli sauce. My oldest son loves this for a snack or sometimes dinner after baseball training. My other son is a plain jane and just loves his beef noodles. But he has asked for his noodles made in an omelette. I don’t know that i like his idea, he ia becoming too adventurious with food. Thats from my meat and potato kid.

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Nicole Kotarac February 1, 2019 - 1:22 PM

I fill a Thermos with 2 minute noddles so that as we are heading out the door to baseball practice my boys have a quick and nutritious snack on hand to get them through training to Dinner.

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Shannon February 1, 2019 - 1:48 PM

Crunch those two minute noodles up, add some chopped up dried fruit, nuts, white or milk choc chips and you have yourself a yummy trail mix for arvo tea!

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Christina Elliott February 1, 2019 - 2:10 PM

I love using Maggi noodles in Bacon/Ham & Vegetable Noodle Cups. Cooked in muffin tins, they make the perfect lunch box filler, afternoon snack or quick, easy (and healthy!) dinner!

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Mandy February 1, 2019 - 2:19 PM

Noodle Omelette
A packet of Maggi 2 Minute Noddles of course (cooked as per usual) Drain and then add Grated Zucchini, Carrot and Cheese, a can of Corn Kernels, a bit of chopped ham and 4 eggs Sliced tomato on top and put in the oven… Great for breakfast or school lunches.

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Lauren February 1, 2019 - 2:51 PM

We use tuna in ours so that the kids are getting some protein as well. They stay full for ages and are happy to eat the noodles. The kids find it fun to suck them up as loudly as possible so not only are they getting a great meal but they are having a fun time eating it too

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Julia February 1, 2019 - 3:41 PM

I cook Maggi 2 minute noodles for my boys as a quick and healthy snack whenever they are hungry! I love the wholemeal version for extra nutrition and they can’t tell the difference!!

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Amy February 1, 2019 - 4:20 PM

“Just noodles and mozzy cheese please, Mummy”.

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Amanda C February 1, 2019 - 4:39 PM

There are so many delicious combos… Our favourite is to add tuna and steamed veggies with a little soy sauce, for a quick and healthy stir-fry. I get my son to help stir it all together – whilst singing ?? They Make You Giggle, When They Wiggle, Cos They Taste So Good ?? (From the Maggi noodle ad in the 1990s!). Maggi makes our day!

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Jo Deller February 1, 2019 - 5:01 PM

I cook them in the microwave and add chicken pieces and homegrown parsley for extra nutrients.

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Fran H February 1, 2019 - 5:06 PM

I make an amazing soup. Frozen mixed veg, corn,carrot and peas. Shredded chicken breast, onion, and a tin of creamed sweet corn., sliced celery. Summer or winter the kids love it.

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Michelle February 1, 2019 - 5:08 PM

Fry up a little bit of garlic and add some soy sauce as well.

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Ada February 1, 2019 - 5:18 PM

One of my favourite ways to prepare noodles is to cook them separately while frying up some bacon pieces in a frying pan. Add frozen peas to the pan and stir until they thaw (and soak up the bacon-y goodness). Drain the noodles and add to the pan, with some creme fraiche (or even cream cheese). Stir well and eat. Hubby calls them glorified straw and hay 🙂 Yum!!

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Rhonda February 1, 2019 - 6:02 PM

Daughter prepares them herself….usually as a lunchtime treat on the weekend

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Laura Goodall February 1, 2019 - 6:14 PM

I make takeaway quality meals for the whole family for under $10. I buy 1 chicken breast for $3 from deli, 1 bag of frozen story fry mix for $2 from woolies. I prepare 3 packs as directed in boiling water, at same time I add the diced chicken breast to frying pan with a dash of sesame oil, when browned add a cup of stir fry mix. Reach into fridge and add a teaspoon of minced garlic, a good glut of soy sauce and a squirt of honey. Stir fry for 5 mins, add atop of prepared noodles with sachet mixed through, they you have it, honey soy garlic chicken stiryfry and noodles for under 10 bucks! A regular in our house:)

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Jacqui February 1, 2019 - 6:35 PM

I have always added a tin of tuna and chopped up veges to cooked maggi noodles for a quick, easy nutritious meal that the kids love! Our other fave is the ham and vege noodle cups ?

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Jacqui February 1, 2019 - 6:37 PM

That question mark is supposed to be a smiley face not sure what happened there 🙂

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Donna February 1, 2019 - 6:58 PM

For a quick after school dinner, I add grated carrot, frozen corn kernels, finely sliced witlof, red cabbage and snow peas, and sliced leftover cooked chic breast to noodles. Then add seasoning and pour hot water over. Once cooked to liking, I drain some water and add some kecap manis. Voila! Chicken and rainbow veg noodle soup!

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Cherie February 1, 2019 - 8:11 PM

We love to cook Maggi 2 min noodles and add leftover roast chicken slices and coriander to make a “quick” chicken noodle soup ?

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Julia Pearce February 1, 2019 - 8:41 PM

I often gaze longingly at the Maggi 2 min noodle aisle, but am slightly embarrassed to admit that I’ve never bought them for my kids (due to my own long-time gluten intolerance). However, reading all the great ideas and recipes in the comments, I will definitely be buying them and trying out some of the awesome suggestions. As a busy and often exhausted single mum, I really need some simple meal and snack ideas that my kids will love.

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Amanda February 1, 2019 - 9:20 PM

My family love Curried Apricot Noodle Chicken. Chicken breast, French onion soup mix, Apricot nectar, Curry powder and Maggi 2 minute noodles. Yum and so easy and filling.

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Danielle Ward February 1, 2019 - 9:29 PM

A quick snack option that is a favourite is making the noodles up per the microwave instructions, drain and sprinkle grated cheese on them. Mix through and perfect for a winter afternoon snack.

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Suellen February 1, 2019 - 10:46 PM

After visiting Bali, my family and I loved Mie Goreng. I would buy the MAGGI 2 minute noodles, and add some veggies, such as cabbage
and shredded carrot, and also some shredded chicken, with Kapis Manis. This is so quick and easy, and the children are getting some veggies and protein as well. A family favourite.

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S. Melville February 2, 2019 - 1:09 AM

We use them to make fritters with ham, cheese and peas. Or anything you have leftover in the fridge. Sausage and broccoli worked well too!

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Kristy HILL February 2, 2019 - 2:40 AM

Last time we had Maggi 2 Minute noodles, we added sweet corn, peas, some crispy bacon (or chicken), butter and a dash of chilli sauce.. finished up with some chopped spring onions from the garden and we were done.. its been a while actually since we’ve had Maggi 2 Minute noodles.. might have to try them again!

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Bex Gowen February 2, 2019 - 5:40 AM

Mr. 5 is going through a phase where he says he doesn’t like fried rice (once a dinner staple) but I’ve discovered that he’ll happily eat fried Maggi noodles. I cook an omelette and slice it up, fry up some onion and ham, cook the Maggi noodles as directed and then throw everything into a hot pan with peas, corn, leftover roast chicken or fried tofu (for extra protein), shaoxing rice wine, sesame oil, Maggi seasoning, oyster sauce and soy sauce and stir fry until everything is coated and yummy! He loves his fried wavy noodles!

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Asenath Lynch February 2, 2019 - 6:18 AM

We do a couple of different ways. My son loves Maggi noodles! First one, I cook it up, drain the water, add the flavour then add in mashed avocado
Second I cook the noodles, drain water, add cooked sausages, add pasta sauce and seasoning.
Both are delicious and super quick!!

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Anna February 2, 2019 - 6:27 AM

My son loves to eat his two minute noodles as they are for a snack but he also loves to have them cooked in the morning and then in to his thermos for a warm lunch.
We also really love making fritters with them. Just add to a bowl chicken mince, two min noodles that have soaked in hot water, the seasoning, egg, what ever herbs and spices you like, grated carrot, half a can of creamed corn and some frozen corn. Mix all together ( add some dried bread crumbs if a bit wet) and place a tablespoon full in to a lightly oiled pan to cook. We serve with either steamed veg or a salad. Also great as a snack the following day reheated or cold.

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Carmen February 2, 2019 - 6:28 AM

Our family favourite is to cook the Maggie 2 Minute noodles as per directions on packet. We then add cooked broccoli, peas and corn and a tin of tuna and add broth from 2 Minute Noddles as desired. Enjoy! We can have it for after school snack, lunch or dinner. Also great option for camping.

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Jacinta Hipwell February 2, 2019 - 6:30 AM

Love your Ideas well done!
I actually use them in a salad so we break them up and let the kids combine their own ingredients! This helps Mr fussy as he won’t eat a lot of salad so he adds fruit and Miss easy comes up with a combination of salad and fruit have to admit she can make a yummy salad or an interesting one if you catch my drift 😉 But they love the crunch that is in them Gotta love those noodles 🙂

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Louise February 2, 2019 - 6:47 AM

Another quick & easy thing to to do with with your Maggi 2 minute noodles is to add shredded BBQ chicken from the supermarket to give the noodles some texture and it’s something the older kids can do, either warm or cold.

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Kathee Kelleher-Jones February 2, 2019 - 6:51 AM

I pour hot water over them and leave them for ONE minute as that’s when they are ready!! They should be called Maggi ONE minute noodles!! My son likes them with no seasoning, just a bit of butter through it. Yum!!

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Ali February 2, 2019 - 6:54 AM

MAGGI Noodles are a winner in many ways as they are so versatile!! And also, toddler approved. We have them on their own, in stir fries, in omelettes and even dry! They make a quick and easy snack for everyone in our family.

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Joanne Ranalli February 2, 2019 - 6:59 AM

2min noodles are awesome with a little tin of tuna stirred through just choose your favourite flavour I like a lil chillies in mine!!

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Rebecca February 2, 2019 - 7:05 AM

We call this cheesey noodles, I cook the two minute noodles with just enough water to cover, add in frozen peas and corn, and half the seasoning, I use the chicken. Then just after they are tender and cook I add in slices of cheese and stir until melted. Big favourites in our house and a quick last minute dinner when needed ?

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Stacey February 2, 2019 - 7:05 AM

2 minute noodles are a staple in my house. My 5 year old daughter would happily live on them if she could. Aside from regularly eating them plain, we also mix them with shredded bbq chicken, veggies, and satay sauce for a super quick dinner. We use them regularly in rice paper rolls with avocado, crab meat, kewpie mayo, lettuce, carrot and corn. These will become a regular feature in my daughter’s lunchbox. They are so versatile and are the quick alternative to spaghetti or other types of noodles.

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Crystal Goodwin February 2, 2019 - 7:07 AM

We have three fairly fussy eaters, but they sure do love their Maggi noodles! Our kids love them as is – no need to mess with perfection!

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Danielle February 2, 2019 - 7:09 AM

How dont we use them!? ?? As per packet instructions, in a chicken honey soy stirfry, in little frittatas for breakfasts/lunchboxes/afternoon tea etc or my favourite when I’m unorganized and frazzled (the organised housewife is helping me not be so stressed with the weekly declutter tasks already with this!) And running late The kids can grab a pack and eat then in the car as in. They are a lifesaver for a family on a budget to make a great meal everyone will love!

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Cass February 2, 2019 - 7:26 AM

To cook maggi 2 minute noodles for my nearly 3yo son, I pop it in a pot with boiling water on the stove and add frozen peas and corn and freshly diced capsicum. Once the noodles are soft I drain off most of the water and stir in the flavour sachet and serve with a fried egg on top. It’s a quick and easy family favourite!

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Jennifer February 2, 2019 - 7:55 AM

I use the noodles in home made chicken noodle soup otherwise my kids refuse to eat them.

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Kasie Lane February 2, 2019 - 7:55 AM

Chicken Noodle Slice. Cook noodles in water only, make a simple egg mixture with the flavour sachet (and capsicum, corn, peas, or your favourite omelette style adds). Combine drained, cooked noodles and egg mixture in a frypan just like an omelette. Cool, cut into slices. *I find zucchini doesn’t bind well in this mix if you try to make it like a zucchini slice.

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Leah February 2, 2019 - 8:09 AM

Personally, I hardly touch Maggi Noodles anymore. I have not heard good things about the ingredients. We use Indo Mie brand and they are super delicious with extra additional toppings that you can use or not depending on your taste. I have put chicken and mushroom with spring onion in them as well.

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Hayley McKaskill February 2, 2019 - 9:17 AM

The kids (& I!) like to cook our noodles with some frozen veggies. Once drained, stir through a tin of tuna and hey presto! A quick healthy snack or meal!

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Louise February 2, 2019 - 10:11 AM

We prefer our Maggi noodles ‘au naturale’ haha.
No just kidding, my kids just refuse to eat any additions to the noodles so we go with the basic recipe and they love them!

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Rachel February 2, 2019 - 10:36 AM

Best quick lazy dinner! 2 packs of noodles in a big Pyrex bowl, add assorted frozen veggies (usually peas, corn & carrots), cover with boiling water, microwave for 2min, drain and add any seasonings, plus ham or chicken etc if wanted. Sometimes we add mayo or cream cheese to make it saucy. So versatile!

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Nicole February 2, 2019 - 11:31 AM

My brother once rang me to ask how to cook MAGGI noodles. I told him to but them in boiling water. He rang me a few minutes later to ask me how to get the MAGGI noodles out of the kettle!

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Laurina Ainscough February 2, 2019 - 1:13 PM

We love using MAGGI noodles in a beef stir fry with loads of vegetables, thai green curry paste, chicken stock and sweet chilli sauce. Delicious, quick and super easy!

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Carolyn Mars February 2, 2019 - 1:31 PM

2 min noodles are a HUGE hit in our house& for school lunches we have 2 mainoptions. Add any left over meat plus vegies, sour cream & sweet chilli sauce& it’s done. Or, mix with eggs, flour & the veg/ meat, spoon into muffin pans& cook in the oven. Getting them to make them without me is getting easier too! ?

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Melissa Styles February 2, 2019 - 3:18 PM

My son loves his Maggi noodles cooked and served with the ready made tin bolognese stirred through and parmesan on top. Did I mention he’s 26? I used to serve it to him when he was little and he still loves it. Has to be the beef flavour.

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Jane February 2, 2019 - 4:14 PM

Wow, I’m so inspired by the sharing of some wonderful recipes with Maggi noodles! My favourite in cooler months is to add it to chicken soup-so nourishing and filling-good for the soul.

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Kelly February 2, 2019 - 4:20 PM

Noodles plain with Parmesan cheese is a winner in my house every time

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Linda February 2, 2019 - 5:29 PM

2 min Noodle surprise at my house! I cook them and add all the leftover vegies and meat that we didn’t use in the week! With a tiny bit of soy sauce and it is filling and delicious!! And… A different meal every single time!!

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Tammy February 2, 2019 - 5:39 PM

My kids love their 2 minute noodles cooked and drained, with halved cherry tomatoes, a few stuffed green olives (super cheap by the jar at the supermarket!) and a slice or two of ham or salami diced into it. Covers all the food groups, gets vegies into them and actually passes as a meal in a pinch.

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Kathleen Shield February 2, 2019 - 7:00 PM

I don’t use the flavour sachet, I cook the noodles, keep some liquid aside (about 2 tbsp), drain and then add some wostershire sauce, some oyster sauce, soy sauce, some Veges, one of my kids also adds ketchup to it as well
We love it ??

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Kathleen Shield February 2, 2019 - 7:01 PM

I don’t use the flavour sachet, I cook the noodles, keep some liquid aside (about 2 tbsp), drain and then add some wostershire sauce, some oyster sauce, soy sauce, some Veges, one of my kids also adds ketchup to it as well
We love it ??

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farvs7 February 2, 2019 - 8:33 PM

We cook maggie 2 minutes noodles per instruction but leave it al dente. Then add the delicious seasoning and voila. I will add some pan fried frozen vegetables with butter to add some crunch and scrambled eggs for extra delish.

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Naomi Cartwright February 2, 2019 - 8:35 PM

add cooked chicken and the chicken flavouring with some chunky veges and the kids love it

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Ashleigh Pickford February 2, 2019 - 8:50 PM

My favourite way is one which I remember having as a child. We called them ‘Zammit Noodles’ after my Gran. We cook the maggi noodles as normal and then mix through some lightly beaten eggs and then fry – like a big noodle omelet/frittata. Then top with parmesan cheese. Delish! I like to add broccoli and cherry tomatoes for my kids now but it’s super yum either way and reminds me of my childhood.

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Elizabeth February 2, 2019 - 9:45 PM

My daughter loves my cheesey broccoli 2 minute noodles. I cook the noodles without the flavouring. Mix in 2 – 3 different varieties of cheese for example cheddar and Parmesan. Boil some broccoli and fry up some bacon. Mix all ingredients together until cheese melts! It’s so delicious, quick and easy ?

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Vanessa Thomson-Sallur February 2, 2019 - 10:31 PM

My 12 year old packs his 2 minute Noodles into his dance bag for between tap classes … Armed with bowl and fork and a packet of shredded vintage cheese he prepared earlier, he microwaves the noodles and Chicken flavouring then once done smothers the noodles with vintage shredded cheese which melts over the noodles … he calls it “2 minute cheesy noodles “

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Kristy Nunn February 2, 2019 - 11:00 PM

I use 2 minute noodles for a Quick Easy Kids Dinner. Noodle Carbonara with Peas. Also works well cold the next day for a school lunch. It’s as simple as a cheesy white sauce with bacon, onion, garlic, peas and 2 minute noodles. I don’t mind swirling a few mouth fulls around my fork either.

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Leigh February 3, 2019 - 12:29 AM

Soooo people can actually wait for their MAGGI 2 min noodles to cook?? ? Sprinkle with the flavour sachet and dig in I say!

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Carly Joyce February 3, 2019 - 12:43 AM

My daughter WILL NOT eat sandwiches. It may have something to do with the time I made her sandwich after braiding her hair and unwittingly added a ball of her hair that had attached itself to my clothes but who can say for sure. She is now old enough to make her own lunches and MAGGI noodles are amazing. In Summer she crunches them into her salads and in Winter she takes them in a thermos with veggies leftover from the previous nights’ dinner. She is so happy and healthy, it might be time to sabotage my son’s sandwiches too!

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Hazel Morgan February 3, 2019 - 10:20 AM

We love to add half a can of tinned chopped tomatoes, a small handful of spinach and some chopped shaved ham. For me I add some chilli sauce! Yummy!!

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Mina February 3, 2019 - 10:25 AM

Being vegetarian it’s a bit diff but the whole family loves Maggi with a hint of spice
Stir fry garlic onion capsicum corn carrot peas broccoli (as many as you have in the fridge… the more the merrier ?) add salt chilli powder or chopped chillies Garam masala. Add boiling water and chopped tomato to these almost cooked vegetables. Throw in your noodles and it’s ready in 2 minutes. Top it up with chopped coriander and a sprinkle of chat masala. ? ?
For winters add more water so it’s more soup like 🙂

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Ashleigh February 3, 2019 - 10:26 AM

My kids LOVE maggie noodles. So they are always in my pantry.
If we need a super quick easy meal, I’ll cook some sausages and veggies and chop them up and add them
To the noodles 🙂

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toni February 3, 2019 - 10:44 AM

I think they work best with left overs! Add the noodles and the leftovers to reduce waste and make the most of what is in the fridge

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Julie February 3, 2019 - 10:45 AM

My kids love Maggi noodles in a thermos for their school lunches, water drained off or left on for a more soupy lunch. We also have them always in the pantry for a quick after school snack, or for dinner we add them to our stir fry or Chow Mien. YUM!

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Amanda avery February 3, 2019 - 12:56 PM

Generally the kids make there own two minute noodles one does it microwave one does it on the stove but when I do get the chance to jazz them up I cook beef chow mien using the recipe base add cabbage carrot and onion and instead of rice i add chicken two minute noodles the kids love it.

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Barbara Bradbury February 3, 2019 - 6:33 PM

My sister and I used to make Maggi noodles after school all the time. My poor sister one split them down the sink instead of the strainer and she was so upset. We shared mine instead.
I like cooking them and then mixing mango chilli tuna with them for lunch. My favourite thing to do is to mix 1 pack of cooked noodles with 2 eggs, tasty cheese and the flavor sachet and cook it like an omelette. Yumbo.

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Jessie Duncan February 3, 2019 - 8:08 PM

We love to cook up Maggi 2 minute noodles and then crack an egg and stir. A fantastic protein hit!

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Margaret February 3, 2019 - 8:32 PM

My simple way is to cook them up with some frozen vegies and the flavour sachel at the same time. If they want a different flavour they add a sauce. No extra cooking time and can be done in the microwave which is safer for the kids.

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Carah February 3, 2019 - 10:40 PM

We add some chopped veggies (cubed carrots, zucchini, peas, corn … whatever is to hand) while the noodles cook. Once done we drain and add a protein – tinned tuna, shredded ham, chicken or fried egg – and pop into a thermos container. Voila! Nutritious, delicious and hearty lunch for school or work.

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Rebbecca February 4, 2019 - 6:46 AM

Sorry ladies mine are a little bit boring I just cook them up and add cheese

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Rebbecca February 4, 2019 - 6:47 AM

Sorry ladies mine are a little bit boring I just cook them up and add cheese we love them

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Tennille Ritchie February 4, 2019 - 8:02 AM

I keep them always on hand as my nieces and nephews are always looking for a quick and easy meal when they vist after sports, but I also take care of my elderly parents are this is a easy meal for them during the day or a quick stir fry when I get home late

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Rebecca Nicholls February 4, 2019 - 10:57 AM

I always have them in the cupboard for a quick after school snack or lunches on weekends. My kids love them just cooked plain with the season added or with mix veggies and soy sauce. Such a great snack on cold days and they make a quick snack for my dancing daughter on busy dancing days.

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AmandaT February 4, 2019 - 1:50 PM

I love a good quick MAGGI 2 minute noodle snack. I make it as per the instructions, then crack and egg into it, add some soy sauce and some edamame for a delicious, fast and filling snack.

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Rebecca Pryde February 4, 2019 - 5:19 PM

We love to use MAGGI 2 minute noodles in a stirfry! You can add it to any type of stirfry for a quick and easy weekday dinner. There’s no need to peel potatoes or make sure the rice is on, just prepare a couple of packets of MAGGI 2 minute noodles as per instructions, and including at least one of the flavour sachets (to taste), then make sure they’re drained and add to the nearly cooked stirfry. Voila! Dinner is ready! 🙂

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Jennifer Waddell February 4, 2019 - 5:58 PM

Great tips to be organised! I like to make noodles with some frozen veggies and some fried egg, some oil and pantry sauces like soy, sweet chilli, bbq, to make a bit of an easy Nasi Gooreng. The kids LOVE them!! (And hubby does too!!!)

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Melissa Robson-Petch February 5, 2019 - 6:48 AM

I like to boost the nutrient content by using bone broth rather than the flavour sachet that’s provided with the noodles. Add microwaved egg (that’s been whizzed with a fork to make it light and fluffy), peas, corn and a sprinkle of nutritional yeast and sesame seeds and you’ve got a tried and tested bowl of goodness that kids and adults alike love!

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Lisa Peters February 5, 2019 - 3:30 PM

Marinade pork or chicken strips in a generous amount of honey soy or teriyaki sauce. Cook meat and a mixture of seasonal veggies (easy on the budget) cut up in the sauce. Cook the noodles but dont add seasoning. Mix meat, veggies and any sauce left into the noodles and you have a super tasty healthy meal

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Sarah Alexander February 6, 2019 - 8:13 AM

I cook two minute noodles then add some extra vegies like carrot, peas, snow peas and sweet potato. For dinner, I add crumbed chicken and balsamic vinegar – DELISH!

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Ashleigh Cooper February 6, 2019 - 1:09 PM

I make my noodles as per the packet and just before they are ready I add frozen veggies then strain and add cheese. They also like stir fry with chicken, frozen stir fry veg and a satay sauce!

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Melinda February 9, 2019 - 10:18 PM

We make 2min noodles in 2 different ways, the first way is by making them as per the packet and adding frozen veges and the other way is to add tomato sauce to them.

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Karlee February 10, 2019 - 11:14 AM

Hi Kat!

I have a 17 month old who absolutely loves her oodles (noodles) lol she doesn’t particularly like her vegetables so I have to hide them in as many meals as possible, I cook them up on the stove top, I then drain the water put them back on the stove and add some mixed veggies and mix some margarine through ? 100% amazing!

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Amy February 10, 2019 - 11:19 AM

Oh my goodness – can we say Maggi noodles saves the day? We like to keep it in its original form (well according to the instructions) sometimes we add shredded chicken and some cheese ??

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Hannah February 10, 2019 - 11:23 AM

My kids are obsessed with 2 min noodles!! And the fact that they are so quick to make is a huge bonus in our house!! The kids come home from school ravenous and being able to quickly make a delicious and filling afternoon tea to get them through to dinner is the best thing since sliced bread…or maybe since 2 minute noodles were created!!
I keep it super simple by boiling the jug and cooking the noodles in a bowl covered with the boiling water. Drain the water and put the sachets of flavoring in and stir. That’s just for afternoon tea. If it’s a quick dinner I add in the meat and veges for an even more delicious meal! 2 minute noodles have made feeding my kiddies so easy!!

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Lauren February 10, 2019 - 11:26 AM

2 min noodles are a great, tasty and cost effective substitute for heavy noodles in stir fries. They add subtle flavour without being over powering for little mouths! I also love to cook them up in mini quiches for easy afternoon snacks!! Yum!!!

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Kathy Doull February 10, 2019 - 11:31 AM

Maggie 2 minute Wholegrain noodles are so versatile
I cook them in shallow pan with simmering water add an egg spring onions herbs One pan meal and filling Or pour boiled water over noodles add sweet soy delicious

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Paula February 10, 2019 - 11:41 AM

I cheat, my boys like Maggie 2 Minute whole grain chicken noodles as they are, so I break them up into their little school thermos add the flavour and pour enough boiling water in to cover them! They cook inside and are ready for lunchtime! Perfecto! Job done and no fuss for mum!

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Mary Schoenmaker February 10, 2019 - 11:52 AM

My boys love them with home cooked butter chicken mixed through .. great after school pick-me-up

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Rosie Butcher February 10, 2019 - 12:03 PM

I like to whip up a quick soup using any leftover vegetables and meat, stock and 2 minute noodles to make a healthy filling meal.

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Sharyn February 10, 2019 - 12:10 PM

My kids love the noodles on there own.
However I have used them to make so many things.
Our favourite would be when I add them to our mini quiches. Make your little quiche as you would with eggs, ham/bacon, veggies and cheese then I add the cooked (as per packed directions) to the mixture.
Kids absolutely LOVE them??

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Danielle February 10, 2019 - 12:21 PM

Maggi noodles are a lifesaver. Cup of noodles and a microwave sachet of veggies makes for a cheap, quick and super easy lunch or dinner. Our nights are busy filled with school and sport commitments and so it’s nice to have a meal that everyone likes that can be made in minutes and even eaten on the go!

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Kimberley February 10, 2019 - 12:34 PM

We add maggi noodles to mini quiches and also by themselves as a snack! Uncooked! Both boys love them in anything

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Shae February 10, 2019 - 12:39 PM

I got my little ones Maggi noodles by only using a small amount of water in a Kmart Thermo. I sprinkle the season on it and I have also added chopped up carrots and even broccoli (as my girl loves broccoli) and by lunch the water as absorbed enough and they aren’t too soggy ?? And still warm. She thinks she is getting a 5 star meal for lunch

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Renee February 10, 2019 - 1:04 PM

Oh Two minute noodle, are the best after school snack and to be honest there are so many other uses for them in my cooking but my kids love the just as they are simple noodles for afterschool before dance, before training and always before my dinner the ratbags!!! Love them!

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Tenealle Brown February 10, 2019 - 1:25 PM

Maggi noodles are a weekly treat in our home. I have 6 hungry mouths to feed and all have their own favorite twist! Depending on how much effort i want to put in something as small a handful of frozen veg and can of tuna or cooking pork, chicken or beef mince with a large selection of finally sliced veg.

My fav is adding a boiled egg, shredded chicken and extra water! A huge filling meal with lost of healthy goodness.

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Ebonie February 10, 2019 - 1:26 PM

Maggi noodles have become a staple in a salad for our family bbqs. The recipe has been passed down from my Nanna – cooked noodles, capsicum, roasted slivered almonds, Chinese cabbage and spring onion with a delicious homemade dressing. It’s such a family favourite that my sisters made up 2 platters and served it as a side dish at my wedding last year – it was a big hit, all the guests loved it!

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Tabetha February 10, 2019 - 1:51 PM

I make them into little fritters,
1 packet of maggi 2 min noodles cooked and chopped up
4 eggs
Frozen peas and corn
Cheese
Firstly you whisk the egg up add the peas corn and cheese add the maggi noodle flavour and cut up noodles. Mix all together and cook like little piklets such a quick afternoon tea snack or even a easy dinner

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Kimberley bell February 10, 2019 - 1:56 PM

We use the Maggi noodles in our stir frys seasoning as well! My kids love the maggi noodles so it’s a win win for us all. Always a must have on the shopping list even for a quick and easy lunch for my daughters.

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Teresa February 10, 2019 - 1:58 PM

We love to cook on stovetop then drain, adds little margarine then toss through seasoning then serve. They taste lovely and creamy.

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Amanda February 10, 2019 - 2:21 PM

Maggi noodles are one of our pantry staples. Ticks so many boxes with three hungry children (and husband!). Perfect after school snack, served as directed. For a dinner I add chicken breast or salmon and some vegetables from the freeze. Such a fast dinner on a late night when dinner is a rush. On cold winters days my children like their maggi noodles ‘with soup’. I simply leave some of the cooking water in a bowl with the noodles and add some frozen vegetables or BBQ chicken pieces. The perfect cold day tummy filler. Everyone happy and never any wastage.

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Amy February 10, 2019 - 2:52 PM

Not me, but my Mum. I had glandular fever in high school and spent two weeks in bed, having to be woken for meals. Mum would make a bowl of two minute noodles with melted cheese and green veg for lunch each day. To this day it’s one of my go-to meals when I’m feeling sick. And I make it for my kids too!

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Nat February 10, 2019 - 2:56 PM

I make a very easy stirfry using the seasoning as the main sauce ingredient.
Cook noodles & set aside. Chop up some bbq chicken & fry in pan with baby corn, carrot, capsicum & onion, add noodles .
Mix the chicken seasoning with water & corn flour and add to noodle mixture, cook until thickened… Yummo

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Beck Wolfe February 10, 2019 - 3:12 PM

We are plain Jane here – the kids love their chicken ones just plain with nothing added, but have to remember to add some juice in the bottom or I’m in trouble. These are great for them for tea when we are pressed for time, a staple in our pantry!

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Helene February 10, 2019 - 3:17 PM

This simple one was a fave that mum would cook when we were camping, fry up some onion and bacon, mix some eggs and cook then chop up, add to noodles with some curry powder .. so yum hot or cold ???

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Fiona Burfurd February 10, 2019 - 3:44 PM

Plain and simple cooked per instructions! always delicious just as they are and are a hit with my kids for any meal of the day!

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Keisha Boutwood February 10, 2019 - 3:48 PM

I add mine to mini quiches to ‘beef’ it up. Quiche is a great way to sneak in those extra vegetables ?

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Kate February 10, 2019 - 3:48 PM

MAGGI noodles for me are just amazing memories of growing up in the 80s and 90s. 10 kids around for lunch and mum would wack a massive pot on for all of us. These days with my own boys i add bolognese sauce to the top, they’re always there for us when no pasta spaghetti is! Quick and simple and they love it!

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Kylie February 10, 2019 - 3:49 PM

We have our MAGGI 2 minute noodles cooked and drained then add tuna and cheese. Delicious quick and easy dinner or lunch.

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Emma C February 10, 2019 - 4:50 PM

I like to cook them in chicken broth! Add leftover roast chicken and some veggies. Great when my family is starting to get a cold and get homemade broth into their bodies! Thanks Organised Housewife!

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Deb February 10, 2019 - 4:53 PM

I like to use the absorbion method to cook them then they add a to of a Tuna either flavoured or plain depending on what they feel like.

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Nicole February 10, 2019 - 5:02 PM

One of five foods my incredibly fussy toddler will actually eat so having them in my pantry is an absolute non negotiable.
I also like to make chicken noodle muffins with them for the lunch boxes and they’re such a hit!!

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Jackie February 10, 2019 - 5:20 PM

Cook, add half flavour, drain, add rest of flavour. If we’re eating plain sometimes don’t drain…otherwise so so good added to mince and Veges or just plain with some sausages…Options are endless!!

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Tegan February 10, 2019 - 5:42 PM

My kids love these as after school snack! I also add them into chicken noodle soup in the winter time ?

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Danielle MacDonald February 10, 2019 - 6:10 PM

For school lunches we make noodle fritters – prep the 2 minute noodles until soft, add seasoning and drain (and chop the noodles up a bit for ease of frying). Add some frozen peas, chopped spring onion, grated carrot, finely diced red capsicum and a tablespoon or so of ABC sweet soy sauce. Add a few beaten eggs to noodle/veg mix and then shallow fry into noodle fritters. Easy alternative to sandwiches, esp if prepared ahead.

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Lucy February 10, 2019 - 6:15 PM

I Add mince and some frozen veggies, and make a chow mein. I make a big batch on the weekends and take out some and put in my kids lunches.

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Grace Briggs February 10, 2019 - 6:59 PM

We like them chopped up so they are easy to eat! Add some sausages and a few extra veggies and you’ve got an easy dinner!

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Meg February 10, 2019 - 7:43 PM

We love Maggi 2 minute noodles cooked without seasoning or with butter! It is the easiest way to fill them up after school.

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Melody February 10, 2019 - 7:49 PM

I make a vege stir fry and use the 2 minute noodles. I then use the sachets to make soup. Having a family of 5 and being a full time uni student it’s a cheap dinner option that fills them up. I also pack dry 2 minute noodles in there lunch boxes. For a sweet desert once a week I dip dry noodles in chocolate and put in the fridge for 5 minutes to set. All remaining sachets I use for soup or mix with Philadelphia to make dip with carrot sticks for lunch boxes

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Nicole February 10, 2019 - 8:11 PM

For lunches in our thermos, we have noodles with chicken corn and chives or or bacon, corn and peas with a splash of tamari! It’s so yummy and mixes up the lunches mid week!

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KATRINA February 10, 2019 - 8:23 PM

My daughter loves Maggi 2 minute noodles cooked or dry. We put them in our curried sausages to thicken them. Yum! We have them as a after school snack as it quick & easy before sports. Thanks Maggi we love the new whole grain noodles.

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Sally Geagea February 10, 2019 - 8:46 PM

Always keep Maggi Noodles on hand for days with after school activities. Guaranteed not to have a fight with the kids over what’s for dinner.

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Samantha Savva February 10, 2019 - 9:12 PM

Maggi 2 min noodles with bbq chook, chopped carrot, peas and grated zucchini (drained) topped with cheese and pop it in the oven until cheese is melted. Great easy dinner and creates a great lunch box lunch for the kids an adults alike (if I am lucky enough to have any left over)

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Eliza McIntyre February 10, 2019 - 9:54 PM

My kids are both quite fussy eaters, one being on the spectrum and prefers plain no fuss foods and the other grew up watching her big brother refuse everything so decided to jump in that bandwagon ?
They both prefer just simple cooked and flavoured in a cup and much to my delight my daughter has taken to eating them raw with the seasoning sprinkled ontop…just like I did after school while growing up ??

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Sandra Jones February 10, 2019 - 10:29 PM

My 3 kids love them cooked or uncooked, and the best thing is they can now make them all by themselves now which means it’s a win win ?

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Sara W February 10, 2019 - 10:43 PM

My kids love them straight out of the packet uncooked or cooked. I love to serve them with mince, cabbage, egg and soy sauce and a bit of chilli. Yum

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Shantel February 10, 2019 - 10:55 PM

How do i cook 2 min maggi noodles , i throw them in the microwave . The kids are screaming for a snack , the phones ringing and the baby is crying and in a fast as a spill on the floor with clean up time . BOOM The noodles are done cooling down and kids eyes have grown wide with happiness .
Happy days maggi noodles.
The end

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Patricia Longden February 10, 2019 - 10:58 PM

My children love the noodles uncooked straight from the bag with the flavour sachet sprinkled on top, but when they give me a chance, I boil them up with some frozen peas and corn and after I drain off the liquid I quickly stir through a beaten egg and some grated cheese. The heat from the noodles quickly heats the egg and melts the cheese turning this very quick snack into a pre-game fuel up for my hungry boys!

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Jodi B February 10, 2019 - 10:58 PM

As a teenager a very long time ago (30 something years ago) I remember having maggi two minute noodles for our Sunday night make it yourself dinner simple cooked, drained butter and flavour sachet added. I introduced the them to my children presenting them in different ways from how I had them many years ago to adding them to stir fry”s the possibilities have been endless I remember even making them into a bake. My daughters favourite way of having them is just broken up in the packet and adding the flavour sachet.

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Kylie M February 11, 2019 - 5:54 AM

We don’t do anything out of the ordinary for Miss 2.5! She loves the whole grain MAGGI 2 minute noodles Chicken Flavour. To put in lunchbox , I have a heat flask from Kmart ? to keep them nice and warm for outings.
For adults, I will pop them through a story fry and into a bowl for work lunches.

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Marion Willliams February 11, 2019 - 7:49 AM

we Cook them in a big jug chuck in some vegetables drain the excess water then add a little flour, egg and cook them in a pan makes great big fritter so yum

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Rebecca Fitzgerald February 11, 2019 - 7:55 AM

I love to add a bit of soy sauce and butter to the Maggi noodles, oh so good!

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Kylie Dowling February 11, 2019 - 9:05 AM

Every Friday night after school I make my kids some Maggi 2 min noodles with a tin of tuna, some cut up cherry tomatoes and frozen peas! The kids love it and it fills them up before swimming lessons!!

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Heleena February 11, 2019 - 9:07 AM

Maggi noodles have been a staple in our pantry for years, my kids are 22 & 19 and they have been eating them as a snack or afternoon tea since they were kids. I can’t wait to try the whole grain ones !

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Joanne Chapman February 11, 2019 - 9:53 AM

I put 2 min noodles in stir fries chow min , and just toss with some butter! Absolutely delish!

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Kimberly February 12, 2019 - 12:21 PM

Nothing fancy over here! My 4x boys just love the chicken Maggi Noodles as they are, straight out of the packet or quickly boiled on the stove – which is why we love them, quick & tasty & filling – we always buy the wholegrain!

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Katie February 12, 2019 - 7:10 PM

Kids choose grated veggies to add! So simple. If we have leftover meats in the fridge we add those too. Perfect “leftovers” snack or meal!

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Elaina Chandler February 12, 2019 - 7:11 PM

I blend Maggi Noodles in a zucchini slice and cook it altogether. Gets the kids eating veggies and makes for a very satisfying after school snack!

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Nicole Turner February 12, 2019 - 7:14 PM

I cook Maggi noodles on the stove in a pot that I always seem to forget to put water in (did it 2 days ago :/ )… So now I’m going to stock the maggi cups the way my mum did cause I’ve killed too many pots and packets of noodles in my life time! ??

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Teresa Nauer February 12, 2019 - 7:16 PM

We love them in our chicken chow mein its easy and we know the kids will eat it all

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Vicki February 12, 2019 - 7:18 PM

Simply as pack instructions….kids and hubby love them! With added bacon also. Kids also eat them dry!

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Natalie February 12, 2019 - 7:19 PM

My kids (4 & 5) love to eat them after kindy/school either dry or cooked normally. I also love put them in chow mein. Adding sweet soy or chilli sauce is a nice way to add some extra flavour to Maggi noodles ?

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Elyse Palmas February 12, 2019 - 7:19 PM

Boil water, add dry noodles and flavour sachet then swirl water and crack an egg into it! Cook noodles/poach egg for 2-2.5 mins, pour all of it into a bowl and sprinkle with cheese! Yummy ?

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Nik-Cole February 12, 2019 - 7:23 PM

Sometimes I cook them simple 2nminutes or I cook then drain, in a frying pan add egg, corn, peas some soy sauce and if I have any left over meat, I’ll add left over chicken.

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Katrina February 12, 2019 - 7:25 PM

I cook 2 min noodles for my hungry boys and just sprinkle cheese over the top. I also use them in my noodle stir fry’s.

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Belinda February 12, 2019 - 7:27 PM

I love cooking them according to the instructions and then adding in an egg lightly whisked straight into the water while the noodles are still cooking. Another great one is adding cooked noodles into an omlette. Yum so many ways to use them. 2 minute noodles are a staple in our house, so versatile and delicious.

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Kylie February 12, 2019 - 7:30 PM

We love Maggi 2 Minute Noodles in our house and cook them so many different ways. Hubby likes his cooked and then flavouring added at the end. Boys like theirs cooked with flavouring in and absolutely have the best giggle trying to suck them off their forks ? I love how quick they are to make up and add to stir fry’s or as a carbohydrate replacement with meat and veg. My personal favourite and quick go to lunch would have to be cooking them, the adding a can of corn, tuna, peas or whatever veg I have and mixing like a little stir fry. Great way to make a meal that is tasty, quick and affordable for the whole family! These noodles are a staple in our household!

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Melissa Dixon February 12, 2019 - 7:33 PM

I cook mine as per instructions and then mix thenm through my own made up recipe of bacon, garlic, diced fresh tomatoes, mixed herbs, salt and pepper and tomato sauce. I make this when I’m craving spaghetti Bolognese but don’t have all the ingredients.

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Evon Johnson February 12, 2019 - 7:33 PM

Just for something different I add cooked chicken, lettuce or bok choi, an egg, a few drops of sesame oil and some sweet chilli sauce … my daughter would probably eat that everyday IF she was allowed 😀

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Brooke Singh February 12, 2019 - 7:34 PM

We love Indian style Maggi noodles here at home, cook them on the stove, while cooking the noodles, add frozen veggies to the water. Fry up onion and chopped tomato then chilli and the seasoning to the pan and add the noodles and veg. Yummy

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Coralie February 12, 2019 - 7:37 PM

my son will eat 2 minute noodles raw or cooked up in saucepan on top of stove with NO flavour packet just plain he is very plain no sauces at all I figure it is probably healthier that way anyway. My daughter only occasionally eats them and has them with the flavour packet. I myself will cook up a packet and add them to a beef stir fry so yummy and quick.

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Nakita February 12, 2019 - 7:38 PM

Noodles done on the stove they seem to go thicker. I add noodles to alot of things to thicken things up or a different texture. My rissoles, curried mince and rice, raw noodles in my salad. And the best ones are chicken yummm.

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Michelle February 12, 2019 - 7:38 PM

I love them cooked plain and then drain them then add the flavour sachet.

Also I just add frozen veggies and make a soup with them. The other way is to use them I instead of spaghetti in spag bog.

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Jodie February 12, 2019 - 7:41 PM

We are so boring, just cooked for two minutes and the flavour sachet sprinkled over at the end!!

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Brianna February 12, 2019 - 7:46 PM

We use MAGGI 2 minute noodles in veggie fritters and egg cups. The kids love them and so do we.
They are easy to freeze and perfect for on the go breakfast, lunchboxes, after school snacks before sport.
The carbohydrates in the noodles mixed with the veg and some healthy fats give the kids the energy they need.

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Carol Outen February 12, 2019 - 7:46 PM

We have our grandson after school at least once a week and he loves two minute noodles as a snack. He can make a bowl of noodles himself and loves helping in the kitchen

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Nicole Graham February 12, 2019 - 7:48 PM

Savoury noodles – Good for Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

5 x pkt 2 Min Maggie Noodles (Beef or Chicken),
Dash of Maggie Seasoning
1 x Chorizo diced
200g diced ham
1 cup frozen (Pea, Corn and Carrot veggie mix
2 eggs
1 Onion diced
5-10 Mushrooms sliced
1 zucchini diced
2 Tablespoons olive oil

Cook Noodles with seasoning- until just tender/still some bite. In a seperate pan make an egg only omelette and slice.
Drain noodles and place to side along with egg.

Fry oil, onion, mushroom, chorizo and zucchini until cooked. Add noodles, eggs, frozen vegetables and ham, mix well. Add a splash of maggie seasoning to taste. *If you like it with little bite. Add one diced chilli.

Kids love them hot or cold.

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Tegan February 12, 2019 - 7:50 PM

As kids i remember my mum cooking 2 minute noodles some nights when she wanted to make something simple but yummy. As she use to… we make curried scrambled eggs, add some frozen vegies in and a few packets of MAGGIES chicken 2 minute noodles with the seasoning. Was yummo and as stated above a fond memory, most often we ate it on some toast with tomato sauce. A cool as meal and what kid doesn’t love 2 minute noodles. Also my Husband puts a different spin on them making it more asain style with fresh ginger, soy sauce, garlic, chilli YUUMMM 😀

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Kerri Towler February 12, 2019 - 8:01 PM

We love Maggi 2 minute noodles in our busy house, my 3 girls love to eat them as an arvo snack after school, my 10 year old loves them because she can can make her two sisters their snack and they love putting fried capsicum and mushrooms mixed through. These have saved my kids saying their hungry and keeps them going through their sports till dinner.

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Mandee February 12, 2019 - 8:04 PM

We often cook up 2 minute noodles and mix them through egg, mixed veges, cheese and shredded meat and pour the mixture into a muffin tray for a yummy snack/meal

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Rebecca hedger February 12, 2019 - 8:04 PM

My kids love these as a Maggi noodle fritter. Mix in some eggs, corn, bacon, zucchini with a little flour and of course a few packs of Maggi wholemeal noodles and they are a great healthy, yummy snack after school or even something different in their lunch box.

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Ebbie February 12, 2019 - 8:04 PM

We cook Maggi 2 minute noodles as per the pack cause Maggi are the experts in making life easy and care Free ?

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TERESA February 12, 2019 - 8:06 PM

I love Maggi noodles in my quick & easy tuna “mornay” – 1 onion, chop & fry, add 1 tin diced tomatoes, 1 tin of cream of chicken soup, 3/4 soup tin of milk, 1 tin of tuna (broken up), 1 tin of corn then add 1 packet of MAGGI Noodles & the sachet of flavouring. Stir until heated through, then serve. A quick easy 10 minute meal that tastes amazing!

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Renee Masterton February 12, 2019 - 8:09 PM

I make quiche like afternoon tea or snack
Eggs cheese bacon onion zucchini corn or any other favourites finely diced or grated along with 2 packs of cooked 2 minute noodles and baked in mini muffin pans
Easy to freeze and easy to get nutritional snacks in lunch boxes and hungry growing tummies
Best of adults love them too!

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Tara Loving February 12, 2019 - 8:17 PM

We add them to our zucchini & picnic slice and like “Maggi-c” we have yummy bulked up school lunches and after school snacks. Delicious.

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Lisa February 12, 2019 - 8:22 PM

Best thing about maggi noodles is that they are so simple the kids can make them themselves. It is a great way to introduce them to basic cooking. Adding in any extra veges found in the fridge

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Narelle Drew February 12, 2019 - 8:28 PM

An easy mid week tea is 3 pkts of Maggi noodles-cooked and drained, flavour packets that come with the noodles, 1x 300ml light cream, l cup of frozen peas and corn and 125gm of shredded chicken! YUM!

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Kylie Stewart February 12, 2019 - 8:29 PM

Boil the kettle, add the Maggis noodles to bowl, pour over hot water and place in microwave. A couple of minutes cooked, drain off excess water and satchet. Eat, eat, eat!!

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Gemma Davidson February 12, 2019 - 8:30 PM

We love to cook them and have with pasta bake sauce for a quick mid week dinner. Either with just the sauce or add some mince, veggies and cheese to make it a more substantial meal!! My DD loves noodle omelets for Sunday morning breakfasts!! Cook the noodles. Add to the omelet mix as it goes into the frypan!! Delicious!!

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Christie February 12, 2019 - 8:58 PM

Miss 13 loves her noodles! Every afternoon after school its a Maggi cup of beef noodles. As is or occasionally with Tuna add added. Simple and delicious. She loves them!

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Kristy-Lee February 12, 2019 - 9:51 PM

Oh yes! I love mine with tuna too yummmooo

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Kerrie February 12, 2019 - 9:06 PM

I’ve been doing this for years….prepare noodles, beat up a couple of eggs, mix together, then cook in the frypan…noodle omelettes. Delish

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Emma February 12, 2019 - 9:25 PM

Our household loves MAGGI noodles. We add cooked veggies and a tin of tuna for a quick easy meal. Use them in our chow mein, also make them into omelettes with bacon and veggies and have them in the fridge ready to eat as snacks. Add them to salads for an extra crunch. So many ways to use them!

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Jo orth February 12, 2019 - 9:26 PM

We cook maggi 2 minute noodle and add them to our mince Chou mein. Beef mince, lots of veges, curry powder and chicken noodle soup mix. 5 packs of noodles is added and voila perfect dinner for our 10 kids!!! They all love it!!!

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Danielle February 12, 2019 - 9:30 PM

The same as how i use to like them for school lunch. Take the packet as is to school, sprinkle on seasoning and eat raw and crunchy. Yum!

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Courtney February 12, 2019 - 9:33 PM

Love using MAGGI noodles for quick and easy chow mein dinner. I loved eating them dry, broken up in the packet, sprinkled with seasoning as a kid and still do today… yummy!

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Jennie February 12, 2019 - 9:41 PM

Just read this one a few weeks ago
Cook noodles as per packet – no seasoning – run under cold water; whisk 2 eggs , salt and pepper and Parmesan cheese; add noodles and mix; scoop into small parcels on a tray and freeze for 1 hr; cook at 180 for 25 mins/until golden. Beautiful!!!!! Yum yum and crunchy ??

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Kristy-Lee February 12, 2019 - 9:50 PM

My Mums way for us was as a snack uncooked and we loved it. Or she would when struggling add it to her mince, veggies meal. It was the most delicious meals and I still love it.

My favourite is with some butter and a drop of sour cream.

My four year old who funnily enough has SPD/ASD and is very picky with foods, absolutely loves hers with a teaspoon of vegemite. (mummy doesn’t understand her love for the two together)

Thank you for the opportunity. Have enjoyed reading every bodies ideas for MAGGI Noodles.

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Catla February 12, 2019 - 9:50 PM

Break them up and use them in stir fries ?kids love the crunch or cook for longer and twirl
Around your fork ?

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Megan Kingston February 12, 2019 - 9:52 PM

I have very fond memories of taking a packet of 2 minute noodles to school and eating them dry with lots of seasoning. Loved them so much and they were such a treat. I love sharing them now with my kids and they also love them dry and well as they love them in a chicken or beef stir fry with lots of veggies ? this was the only way to get my son to eat veggies for a while because he is so fussy but liked the noodles. Thank you Maggie

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Caroline February 12, 2019 - 9:53 PM

I love adding maggi noodles
To my mini quiches for a quick lunch snack.

My 11 year old makes maggi noodles, makes up Dianne sauce and a minute steak and makes “Dianne noodles”

Dianne sauce: butter, cream, worstershire sauce, sugar, tomato sauce and most importantly garlic, salt and pepper.

Minute steak quickly fried whilst noodles cooking in hot water.

Thinly cut steak and mix all
Ingredients together ?

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Diana Hill February 12, 2019 - 9:58 PM

My sister showed me a great way to do MAGGI noodles we have been eating them this way for years.I crush the noodles in the packet then fry them lightly in a small amount of butter.Just as they start to change colour I add 1 cup water and I flavour sachet per packet.Simmer until liquid is gone and serve.Can add cooked mixed vegetables if desired but not necessary.Gives a whole new taste to the noodles and they are just delicious.Give it a try you will be pleasantly surprised.

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Bethany Hunter February 12, 2019 - 10:30 PM

I grew up eating Maggi noodles for afternoon tea. I love that there is now a wholegrain Maggi noodles option. We fry up an egg and mushrooms while the noodles are cooking and there you have a balanced meal. Complex carbs, protein and vegetables.
My lunchbox snack made with Maggi wholegrain noodles is like a savoury pancake with noodles and left over roast meat and frozen peas and corn. Make a pancake batter and add the savoury ingredients and cook in batches in a fry pan. They can freeze well also. Another balanced meal with complex carbs, protein and vegetables.

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Mrs Lyndall Butler February 12, 2019 - 10:35 PM

Dinner on the run- diced leftover meat ( sausages, frankfurt, bbq chicken – whatever one you have) . Cook noodles, add meat and frozen veg or finely diced veggies, broccoli florets. Cook for. A further minute or two depending on how cooked you want your veggies, then serve. My kids don’t eat sweet chilli sauce, but you could add that for extra zing

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Erin February 12, 2019 - 10:41 PM

I use MAGGI noodles in my hearty minestrone soup! Packed with veggies! I break the noodles into the soup to cook for 2 minutes before serving. Delicious!

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Beverley February 12, 2019 - 10:41 PM

Unfortunaetly we cant, my lot are intollerant to gluten ?

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Kelly Hauska February 12, 2019 - 10:48 PM

My whole family loves the maggi 2 min noodles, they are a great snack or even a lazy dinner! I grew up eating them and now so do my kids.

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Eloise February 12, 2019 - 10:51 PM

Crunch Maggi 2 Minute Noodles into preheated lunch flask.
Add Beef seasoning (family fav.)
Top with hot water.
Result is warm noodles that have absorbed the delicious Maggi flavor and a go-to solution when we need a warm Melbourne appropriate lunch.

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Corina February 12, 2019 - 10:55 PM

My kids like them two different ways, we have them as normal noodles or we cook them up, mix them with eggs and turn them into noodle pancakes and if I’m lucky they’ll let me mix in some cheese, bacon and mixed veggies to make them that little bit more filling.

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Kailah Campbell February 12, 2019 - 11:17 PM

My kids love noodle soup. Just make the noodles up as per usual but leave some of the water in when you drain it. The get very upset if I don’t lol.

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Adele February 12, 2019 - 11:31 PM

Perfect after school snack. Leave a little water so theres some soupy bits to drink at the bottom of the bowl.

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Margaret February 12, 2019 - 11:59 PM

This is the first food I have taught my four boys to cook. Occasionally they add sauces, like thick soy sauce but most often just straight out of the packet the way they are…..

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Michelle S February 13, 2019 - 12:18 AM

I like to cook Maggi noodles as is – easy, simple and delish.

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Cassie February 13, 2019 - 12:44 AM

We use Maggi Noodles to make a quick chicken and veggie stirfry for dinner. The noodles make it irresistible to kids, and is an easy way to get them to eat more veggies!

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Samantha Paul February 13, 2019 - 5:13 AM

My kids cook their two minute noodles themselves as an after school snack as I’m still at work. One, who just wants the food in his stomach asap will literally smash the packet with the meat mallet. He then mixes the dried up noodles with an Asian slaw, chicken for the protein and an Asian dressing I made with olive oil for fats. He likes the cruch the 2min noodles give it. My other one will cook the two minute noodles and top it with leftovers. Bolognese, stir fry beef and veg etc. The last one’s favorite is bone broth. She cooks the min noodles in the bone broth, throws some chicken in there and has chicken noodle soup. The other two tend to follow suit on this one, especially in winter. As long as it’s quick and tasty, they’re happy.

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Angela February 13, 2019 - 6:36 AM

We throw away the flavour sachet and toss noodles through with a tin of flavoured tuna. Cheap, tasty, and easily done by even my youngest (with help to open the tin).

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Kerry February 13, 2019 - 6:47 AM

OMG, my kids love them!! They love to help to cook them to as it’s so easy and quick. They smash and crush the noodles up whilst still in the packets then we put into a sauce pan, adding the sachet and boil for a couple of minutes. My 5 yr old then either adds tomato or BBQ sauce to his noodles while my daughter eats them plain. It’s an easy lunch (and sometimes lazy dinner too).

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Tamala February 13, 2019 - 8:07 AM

Unfortunately I don’t use maggi 2 min noodles as I have 2 coeliacs in the house. Would love to see them develop a gf version!
Pre coeliac diagnosis my kids (and me!) loved them straight up covered with boiling water. Perfect in winter or when feeling under the weather.

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Tanya Garside February 13, 2019 - 9:17 AM

I cook up the noodles, put them into muffin baking tray and bake them for minutes to create a “bun”, then i make meat balls and spaghetti sauce and flatten the meatball and cook it, the put it between 2 “buns”, voila you have a mini burger

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Paula Galvin February 13, 2019 - 9:37 AM

MAGGI 2 minute noodles are good enough to eat as they are!! Dont mess with perfection ?

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Hannah February 13, 2019 - 11:36 AM

Some of my kids like to take noodles uncooked to school to munch on, and other like them cooked with tomato sauce.
For dinner, our favourite use of noodles is to put them in Grandmas Chicken Tropical Paradise!

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Nicole February 13, 2019 - 11:46 AM

We use maggi noodles in omlettes, stir frys, nasi gorang, chow mein. They are very versatile. Good snack straight from the packet also.

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Simone V February 13, 2019 - 1:08 PM

Maggi 2 min noodles are my go to meal for my fussy 6 year old. Incorporating them into meals like san Choi bau helps me give her meals with the noodles she loves.

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Karla February 13, 2019 - 2:43 PM

My kids love the Maggi 2 minute noodles crunchy broken up in the bowl with the seasoning on for an afternoon tea snack.

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Jessica Cliffe February 13, 2019 - 2:46 PM

Maggie noodles are a favorite of mine because they remind me of simpler days when my own mum would break up a packet of Maggi noodles into my thermos with some boiling water and the flavoring satchet, for me to take to school on cold Victorian mornings.

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Marcella Doyle February 13, 2019 - 2:48 PM

When taking Maggie noodles to
School/work I love them with tuna. It gives you the extra protein you need and helps your hunger last longer. I also like them in a bread and butter sandwich on he go. Yum!

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Karen preece February 13, 2019 - 2:50 PM

It’s a staple in our house with 5 kids (including 2 teachers one uni student and a 14 and 15 year old all coming home so hungry it’s quick easy and healthy snack . Maggie saves my sanity

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Meagan Marshall February 13, 2019 - 2:53 PM

All 3 kids and parents love MAGGI noodles. Different for all, some like veggies other like plain and some like drained and melted butter on them. Handy for school lunches either preheated and put in thermos or take thermos of hot water and make up at school. Also great after school snack. They don’t last long in our house and a regular on shopping list.

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Nicola Goodwin February 13, 2019 - 2:56 PM

My daughter turns them into an omlette. Cooking the noddles in water till just under cooked. Whisking eggs and the flavour sachet together. Then combine and pop in a fry pan. Cook on the one side till just set. This is surprisingly delicious. And quick and easy for her after sports training.

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Kelly February 13, 2019 - 2:58 PM

We love cooking as per instructions and adding some frozen vegetables just before cooking, my kiddos also like eating them straight from the packet.

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Karen February 13, 2019 - 2:58 PM

We love to cook our MAGGI noodles with hot boiled water from the jug and let sit. kids absolutely love them.

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Rebecca Sparrow February 13, 2019 - 2:59 PM

We make a delicious and delightful stirfry with Maggi 2 minute noodles, minced beef, peas and grated carrot (of course you could add anything you like to it!) I mix some of the seasoned noodle water into the mince which basically makes a sauce! It is fantastic and my 4 little kiddies devoured it!

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Camilla February 13, 2019 - 3:02 PM

We like to heat the water with seasoning for half the time so taste is infused the water when the noodles cook in it, and if I feel like spoiling the kiddies I add some pre cooked chicken to it yum yum yummy

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Keri Hobday February 13, 2019 - 3:04 PM

We cook Maggi noodles then put them into muffin tray and add a beaten egg and bacon mixture then back in the oven. Makes a great snack or for lunches.

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Kim February 13, 2019 - 3:10 PM

Maggi noodles with only some of the flavouring sachet to reduce salt with some microwaved diced frozen veggies mixed in. Perfect quick snack.

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Ttaschia February 13, 2019 - 3:13 PM

Our family love our Maggi Noodles! Growing up with a single mother they were our treat on tuesday and thursday after school and we thought they were gold! Now as an adult i still love them. I cook ours in a saucepan in the water and stock, chicken of cause. While they are cooking i fry bacon, onion, capsicum, tomatoes and corn in a pan. When noodles are finished i add them to the pan and mix together. Serve into bowls with a little gratted cheese on top. Good for any meal and super easy and delish….

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Ann-Maree February 13, 2019 - 3:15 PM

After recently returning to work full time after the birth of my second baby, every day after daycare seems so rushed to get the kids home and fed before bed. There’s nothing easier than whacking a packet of 2 minute noodles in the microwave for “noooooodles for dinner mum!” and the kids love it. Even the 13mo who loves how they stick to her hand so she can wave them around like she just don’t care!

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Kim James February 13, 2019 - 3:15 PM

I boil the kettle poor water over the noodles then put a plate over the bowl to let them cook …. once cooked still a tinny bit firm I tip out most of the liquid I then a peanut butter and depending what age is eating I add an appropriate amount of chilli powder mix together the small amount of liquid will help make the sauce … walla satay noodles

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Cara Ensil February 13, 2019 - 3:15 PM

I cook Maggi 2 minute noodles as per instructions. Discard thee water. Put half of the noodles in bowl, add a slice of cheese, add rest of noodles, then add another slice of cheese! The cheese melts throughout the noodles for a yummy after school (or any time) snack!

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Elita Hooper February 13, 2019 - 3:18 PM

We use maggi 2 minutes noodles in stir fry, kids love how they wrap around the veggies and meat.
We also make wiggly noodle quiche to bulk that up and throw in whatever veggies and meat we have.

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Stacey B February 13, 2019 - 3:19 PM

My youngest (3) loves eating them as a crunchy snack.. I just give the bag a crunch to break them up a bit, open the pack, shake in the flavour sachet and she munches on them dry like a bag of chips! She loves it!!

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Rachel amos February 13, 2019 - 3:23 PM

Maggi, go to easy dinner. Cook and add lemon juice , tuna and cheese!

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SherrieAnn February 13, 2019 - 3:29 PM

I have 2 favourite ways to enjoy Maggi wholegrain 2 minute noodles. Even when I was young I loved to eat them with a pat of butter melted into them and mixed around. As I got older I experimented a bit more and the kids love when I make a “noodle pie” where I cook the noodles as instructed and chop up some bacon and spring onion, grated carrot and zucchini and fry it up in a little rice bran oil, once the noodles are cooked I add them and mix well. In the meantime I have 2 eggs that I have scrambled with a bit of milk, salt and pepper and I pour this over the noodles, swirling gently to allow all the egg to cook, if you’re adventurous and can do it right you can flip the pie to cook the top, otherwise pop a lid on. Pop a little grated cheese on top, cut into wedges and serve as is. You could bake it in the oven if you wished instead of pans frying.

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Jessie Riethmuller February 13, 2019 - 3:35 PM

We love our MAGGI noodles as a snack or easy lunch.
They are perfect as they are, but sometimes we add in a few peas which cook perfectly. Simple and easy!!

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Vanessa Firman February 13, 2019 - 3:36 PM

Maggi noodles do not need anything extra or jazzing up. They are yummy just how they are. My girls love having them as a quick snack.

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Joanne Rush February 13, 2019 - 3:40 PM

We use our Maggi noodles stir fryed with veges. Add an egg on top and your sorted. Yummy

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Nerida February 13, 2019 - 3:43 PM

My daughter & husband love Maggi two minute noodles. They either make them up keeping lots of liquid and have it like a soup or add tuna and a squirt of lemon or lime.
Its also a great bribe to get my daughter eating more steamed vegetables and her main meal prior.

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Mel February 13, 2019 - 3:59 PM

2 minute noodles are our easy go to meal for lunch or dinner. I eat them this way, most days! We use frozen veggies (told your it was easy!), boiling water and cook microwave safe bowl for 5mins, then add noodles on top and back into microwave for another 2 minutes. Drain off water. A glug of sweet soy sauce and and a dash of sweet chilli sauce. Scatter a few nuts over the top for some crunch. One bowl, no mess! Quick, easy and tasty!

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Rebecca February 13, 2019 - 4:01 PM

We simply love doing Vegetable, Ham and Noodle Cups

Preheat oven to 180C. Lightly spray a tray of 6 x 1 cup muffin pans with olive oil.
STEP 2 Cook noodles as directed, reserving the flavour sachets. Drain then rinse under cold water. Place in a bowl.
STEP 3 Add the reserved flavour sachets, grated vegetables, egg, light sour cream and ham.
STEP 4 Spoon equal portions in muffin pans and top with cheese.
STEP 5 Bake for 30-35 minutes or until set. ?

My kids love them

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Christine Schneider February 13, 2019 - 4:05 PM

Maggi 2 minute noodles are a staple with us, so much you can do with them but our quick go to snack is to cook them in the microwave then drain and add a can of tuna, any flavour you like and top with some grated cheese ! YUM ! And it takes about 2 and a half minutes from start to finish

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Sharyn February 13, 2019 - 4:08 PM

We cook a 5 pack of beef Maggi noodles. Add 3 of the flavour packets to 600ml cream. Cook beef strips, add a pack of frozen mixed veg, add the noodles & pour over the beef flavoured cream. This is a ‘uni’ days recipe- quick, cheap and delicious ?

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Bella February 13, 2019 - 4:14 PM

Having just started kindy my child has yet to discover the wonder of two minute noodles but back in my day when I carried the horse on my back. I used to live on two minute noodles. 5 chicken noodle packets were $1. I like sharing traditions of
Food I had as a kid with my son and as it cools down in the coming months and sports takes place I know that Maggi 2 minute noodles will make an appearance. I like them the stock standard way cooked in the microwave. That quick after school fix when you are starving.

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Elle Hepworth February 13, 2019 - 4:16 PM

I know they’re 2 minute noodles but we can resist this method… yummy!! We smash em up while they’re still in the packet, JUST cover with water in a microwaveable bowl, and cook for 3 minutes in the microwave. When they are finished, the water has absorbed and the flavour gets mix through these perfectly softened Maggi noodles! By far the BEST way to have Maggi noodles and you’ll never go back! YUM!!!!

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Kyra Napoli February 13, 2019 - 4:27 PM

We are a major MAGGI Noodles household! My kids love them better than any other store bought or take away noodles! Whether in a stir fry, replacement for spaghetti, served as a side dish or on their own there are never any complaints at snack/lunch or dinner time!
We even cooked them and placed them in take away Noodle Box containers to make it feel like we were eating take out – was such a treat!
The noodles are always on the grocery list and a fantastic go/to at any stage of the day. Knowing they are in the pantry and ready to go make the life of this Mumma of 3 so much easier and more convenient!!

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Peta February 13, 2019 - 4:45 PM

We all love Maggi noodles in different ways in my household.
I preferred mine raw. I can remember taking an oriental pack to school each day broke it into chunks and had them straight out of the packet. I have sent them to school with my daughter like this too.
My kids like them as per the packet, boiled with the flavour satchel. It’s an easy after school snack with no fuss.
Hubby likes them with some pesto and parmesan cheese. Occasionally we’ll add to hubby pesto version for a family meal with some cooked chicken (bbq chicken from Woolworths is the easiest), some sundried tomatoes and cashews.

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Emma February 13, 2019 - 5:26 PM

My kids and I love 2 minute noodles, adding a bit of tuna sometimes is delicious.
Eating them raw with the seasoning when i was younger after school was always a go to snack.

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Ilona February 13, 2019 - 5:29 PM

We love 2 minute noodles with our satay chicken or just cooked as per the packet. My boys have started eating them crunchy with a little seasoning on top.

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Melissa February 13, 2019 - 5:30 PM

I make a simple satay sauce using maggi meal base, then add cooked wholemeal noodles, grated carrot and zucchini.
My kids love it!

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Emily Maddick February 13, 2019 - 5:50 PM

I make up a batch of Pasata and freeze it into ice cubes, makes an easy sauce to use with 2 minute noodles we just heat up one of the cubes add some tuna and cheese and it’s good to go for a quick and easy snack, we also use it when camping to make camp fire spaghetti as they pack better and cook quicker than actual spaghetti

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Jane McCann February 13, 2019 - 5:59 PM

Maggi wholemeal noodles on the side with meat and veggies!! Or Chow Mein – boiled with mince and any veg grated,shredded or frozen a sprinkle of sesame seeds or peanuts ……yumm

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Melisa February 13, 2019 - 6:09 PM

We love Maggi noodles, my son loves them crunchy. He loves broken them up in a bow with the seasoning sprinkled on top. This is a great Quick and easy after school snack!

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Jo February 13, 2019 - 6:19 PM

If I’ve had a loooooong day and decide to give myself a night off cooking, I know I can ask my girls if they want noodles for dinner and they think I am the BEST MUM EVER. To make it even better, my oldest will make them herself meaning I can get on with what I need to do to save my sanity that night.
It’s also a great afternoon snack for when my girls catch the bus to their grandmas before swimming lessons. It gives them enough ‘after school energy’ to get through their lesson, it doesn’t spoil their appetite later and it’s affordable enough for their grandma to add to her groceries, even on a pension. It’s probably the cheapest, most filling item they can grab out of her cupboard which means no daughter in law guilt for me.
My own personal favourite recipe using Maggi noodles has to be a noodle omelette.

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Katrina McAliece February 13, 2019 - 6:23 PM

We love to add Maggi 2min noodles to our chicken stirfrys. It takes the flavour to the next level!

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Claire McGennisken February 13, 2019 - 6:37 PM

I like the basic style of cooking Maggi 2 minute noodles and adding vegemite. Yummo!

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Kerry February 13, 2019 - 7:31 PM

MAGGI brown 2 minute noodles are a great quick meal with added veg, olive oil, chicken pieces with fresh ginger and soy sauce tossed through, quick, easy and full of veg 🙂

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Danielle February 13, 2019 - 7:42 PM

My 4 year old daughter is a fussy eater and everything has to have veggies in it.
So I cook up MAGGI Chicken noodles on the stove and add some peas and corn that I quickly steamed in the microwave at the same time.
She loves to put the flavoring on herself as it makes her feel like a big girl when she helps out!

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Julia Todd February 13, 2019 - 8:32 PM

My boys love their MAGGI 2 minute chicken wholemeal noodles just as they are, the flavour is their favourite!! As they get more adventurous I’d love to try adding some veggies in.

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Jennifer South February 13, 2019 - 9:27 PM

My son actually eats his Maggi 2 minute noodles dry! He is a bottomless pit and won’t wait for them to cook!

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Anna Terrington February 13, 2019 - 10:00 PM

The disorganised housewife – yes that’s me!
I fry meat, veg, garlic and soy for our tea,
But now my kids are hangry, tea needs to be now
What’s something filling I can add quickly somehow?
I crab some Maggi Noodles to accompany the rest
The kids see the curly noodles and think it’s the best!

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