I rarely eat pasta, but I do enjoy whole wheat fettuccine and linguine from time to time. The problem that I have with most pasta is that my stomach feels heavier when I have it. Maybe it’s because pasta is filled with tons of carbs is why I always feel stuffed when I have it. Enter this little wonder product-shirataki noodles!
Shirataki noodles contain no carbs and are super low in calories. They’re also gluten-free and vegan-friendly so everyone should be able to have some. I first heard about this product on an episode of Hungry Girl a few years ago; the recipe they were discussing was (sure enough) fettuccine alfredo. I thought to myself “Why not try it?” and later that week I was at my local grocery store looking for these noodles. This is when I was introduced to the Pasta Zero Plus line by Nasoya.
I won’t lie-shirataki noodles tastes pretty bland. You need to add flavor to them and not just salt. But how can you beat low calories and fiber (I’m a big fiber lover-I always look to make sure that’s in my food)? You can let your imagination run wild with recipes without the guilt!
Instructions for preparing shirataki noodles include rinsing them clean before cooking as they supposed to smell. But I haven’t experienced any bad odors when opening a pack. Also, even though the pack is to serve about two people, it seems that it’s really for one person. I like to rinse them in hot water and “fluff” the noodles so that there’s some volume to them otherwise it just looks super flat.
Next week I’ll try out Nasoya’s alfredo recipe and see if it’s a good fit with these noodles. I’ll be sure to include photos of my steps so you can see the outcome!
Have you ever tried shirataki noodles? Do you have an alternative to pasta that you enjoy?