Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Health Food of the Day: Miracle Noodles

Miracle noodles, also known as shirataki noodles, have the taste and texture of pasta with little to no calories and no carbs. Sounds too good to be true but these noodles are made primarily of soluble fiber which is known to slow digestion and help slow the absorption of glucose into the blood stream. They are also gluten free.


They’re made out of konjac root and don’t have much of a taste. These noodles come from Japan and come in a variety of different pasta “types” including angel hair (my favorite) and fettuccini. Miracle noodles are sold online and in many health food stores like Whole Foods and Trader Joes. Like tofu, the noodles take on the taste of the sauce they are prepared with. Some of the varieties sold in stores do have around 20 calories because they add in tofu to the noodles.

They come in individual sized packets filled with liquid. Don’t be thrown off when you open the packet and there is a fishy smell; it goes away after you rinse them under hot water for around 4 minutes in a colander and is due to the natural calcium additive. Miracle noodles are a great diet tool because they actually make you feel full and satisfied. Below is a recipe that looks delicious! You can buy individual packs here. Enjoy!

Hot or Cold Sesame Noodles


Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Ingredients
  • 1-2 7oz bags of Miracle Noodle Angel Hair.
  • 1 tablespoon Braggs Liquid Aminos (Low Sodium Soy Sauce can be used).
  • 1 tablespoons raw unsalted peanut butter. 2 tablespoons rice wine vinegar.
  • 1/2 tablespoon dark sesame oil.
  • 2 cups shredded white cabbage.
  • 1 cup bean sprouts.
  • 3 scallions, chopped.
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds.
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha hot sauce(optional).
Method
  1. Open bag of Miracle Noodles into a colander draining the water that the noodles are packed in. Boil for one minute, drain and pat dry with a paper towel or small hand towel.
  2. In the bottom of a large bowl, whisk together Bragg's, peanut butter, vinegar, sesame oil, and hot sauce(optional). Add noodles and veggies and toss to combine the noodles and coat them evenly with sauce. Sprinkle scallions and sesame seeds throughout the salad and serve.
  3. Or you can heat the sauce for a couple of minutes in a sauce pan, then add noodles and serve hot!
It's makes great leftovers the next day!!
Nutritional Information
  • 2 Serving
  • 234 calories
  • Total Fat: 12.4 grams
  • Saturated Fat: 1.8 grams
  • Cholesterol:0mg
  • Sodium 364mg
  • Total Carbs 21, 1g
  • Dietary fiber 6 g,
  • Sugars 5.6g,
  • Protein 11.9g
**Recipe from Miraclenoodle.com



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