Ramen hack advice
I sometimes prepare ramen noodles by cooking the noodles, draining, mixing with some margarine, the seasoning packet, soy sauce, maybe some chicken or veg. It's tasty, but the seasoning packet is pure salt and margarine is margarine.
I'm looking for tips on how to make something similar in style and simplicity, but using real ingredients.
You might want to go here for inspiration: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/528441.
Personally, I recommend simmering the noodles in broth instead of water and add lightly sauteed celery and the chopped leaves, thinly sliced scallions, fresh hot peppers, garlic, perhaps ginger and low sodium soy sauce. You can enhance this even further with some bok chop, fresh chopped spinach, or other greens and some sliced meats or seafood. Skip the margarine, it offers nothing. Those seasoning packets are full of salt. This would be so much better & healthier
Just skip the Packet (use real Stock, Shoyu and Seasonings)and the Margarine(use Butter).
You answered your own question in the post, just use real ingredients.