Thursday, April 21, 2011

0 Calorie Noodles

So I thought I'd let everyone and I knew about these noodles a few years ago but here I go again. I LOVE these noodles they are my absolute favorite. As pasta is a major "no no" on diets I always have a really hard time as I adore bread and pasta. But these Shirataki noodles have really been amazing. They are 0 Calories and taste like exactly like what you cook them in. The only thing I could compare them to is Roman noodles, except they are extremely filling.
There are a few different brands and all are good! The miracle noodles are nice because they are sold at Good Earth, and made in the USA. They also come in different types like fettucini, rice and rigatoni all at 0 calories. ( you can order these in bulk from Good Earth for a discount) Whats not to love? They are though a little bit more expensive , and come in smaller sizes then the Chinese brands.
The Shirataki Yam noodle is the exact same as the Miracle noodle, but it is half the price but are only available at a Chinese markets. I usually go up to S.L.C to the larger markets up there. My friends and I split a box of 50. As they expire in years not weeks a large amount isn't a problem. 

This brand is also cheap but are 5 cal. a bag and are sold at Many land Market, in large packages. 

When I first started researching these noodles I was sure they were a myth or must be bad for you. As I researched I did find a doctors warning: Not a sufficient source of nutrients if over consumed, consumers may starve to death. Anne and I laughed for days about that. Well with a disclaimer like that who won't want to add it to your diet.

One of my favorite things to make with them is pad thai (well my low cal style)

I scramble one egg, add the noodles then add a tiny bit of chicken stock, or chicken flavored consomme', 1 Tlb of peanut butter, and some franks hot sauce. Along with some bean sprouts, cilantro and scallions it's delicious. and the only calories are from the eegs and veggies HURRAY!!!

'Hungry Girl' recipe

200 cal Low Mein with chicken (i personally like it with out chicken)

3 packages Shirataki Noodle
1 bag frozen Chinese-style stir-fry mixed veggies (about 12 ounces)
8 ounces raw boneless skinless lean chicken breast, cut into strips
1 cup bean sprouts
1/2 cup mushrooms, chopped
1/2 cup zucchini, thinly sliced
1/2 cup scallions, chopped
1/2 cup carrots, shredded
1/4 cup reduced-sodium or light soy sauce
1 tablespoon cornstarch
2 teaspoons chicken-flavored consommé (powdered)
2 no-calorie sweetener packets


  1. wow! this really excites me... wonder if they have out here in st louis somewhere. I lOVE pad thai so i'm excited to try your recipe!