Saturday, December 1, 2018

Shirataki Noodles- no calories and tastes great

If you haven't tried Shirataki noodles, run don't walk to your nearest supermarket for a package of these delicious no or low calorie noodles! 

They are found in the refrigerator case next to the tofu. That is because some of these packages are made from tofu and some are made from white yams!

Since I try to keep my consumption of tofu to a minimum, I usually opt for the noodles made from white yams. It is made by a company called House Foods, is gluten free, non GMO, and has a kosher certification. The best part is that it tastes more like pasta than zucchini pasta, doesn't need cooking ( just heating), and has zero calories!! Most supermarkets carry it ! 

I made a simple delicious side dish made with sauteed onions, garlic, and baby portobella mushrooms.

When you open the package, drain it, put it in a bowl and soak it in water for a minute. Then drain and wash and drain again. Now it's ready to use and toss in the skillet for heating.

I just added it to my saute to heat the noodles and enjoyed a really DELICIOUS low calorie noodle dish!

2 cloves garlic, chopped
1 large onion, cut in half moons
6 baby portobella mushrooms, cleaned and sliced 
1 package of Shirataki noodles 
Olive oil Spray or 1/4 cup vegetable broth for sauteing. 
Salt, pepper, and 21 Salute ( salt free seasoning from Trader Joes) 
Optional: a shake or two of turmeric powder at the end of cooking 

Add vegetable broth or olive oil spray to a wide skillet. Add onions and garlic and saute for 3 minutes stirring. Add mushrooms and continue to saute for another 2 minutes. Add well drained Sharataki noodles and stir well. Cook one more minute until everything is well heated.  Season with salt, pepper and 21 Salute. Enjoy

My notes: 
1. If you are on Weight Watchers- this is ZERO POINTS 
2. It is also vegan 
3. Can be made oil free
4. Of course it's gluten free
5. In response to Mae's question- How can they have no calories if they are made from sweet potato.
It seems that white yams are a Japanese Mountain yam that is a tuber that contains no carbohydrates and mostly fiber. It has no calories!

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  1. I am going to look for these!
    I'm wondering about why you don't eat tofu?

  2. I don’t see how this could be zero calories if it’s made of sweet potatoes! Must be something I haven’t heard of. How does it feel on the tongue?

    best... mae at

  3. I have that Trader Joe's seasoning in the house and Udon (or maybe Soba?) noodles, so I might try a version of this this week ... sounds like it'd be tasty no matter what kind of noodles one uses so it fits a lot of different diets.

  4. I am intrigued to try these, something new to me, and they look very versatile.

  5. Jackie,
    There is a lot of controversy around tofu and soy products. Dr. Axe has a hel pful article explaining reasons not to eat tofu..

  6. mae,
    I understand your amazement at the possibility of no calories. Here is the best answer I could find. "Shiritaki noodles are a variant of konnyaku, which is made from Japanese mountain yams, a weird tuber that contains mostly mucilage — a form of soluble fiber. " from Quora

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  8. Used to have the shirataki almost daily! In soup or stirfry..all very delicious!

  9. Angie, So funny- I used to use them too and then forgot about them until I wanted to lose some weight- they are great!

  10. I love mushrooms, this is a dish for me for sure. Never heard of the noodles but I sure will look for them.

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