MIRACLE 100% FAT AND CARB FREE SHIRATAKI NOODLES!!
The other day I discovered these amazing noodles which DON’T CONTAIN ANY CALORIES! (Well, maybe like 10 calories for a whole bowl…). They are made out of a yam-like asian vegetable and contain plenty of fibre, so they are AMAZING for weight loss.
What they taste like: they are slightly more rubbery than normal spaghetti, but otherwise they taste very similar. They would be great in a hearty pasta dish with tomato sauce, but I personally think they’re better to asian soups and stirfry’s!
What they look like: they come in a clear packet filled with water and the noodles themselves.
Where can I buy them: Usually they are sold in good asian supermarkets in the fridge area.
How to prepare them: Strain the water they come in, and cover with boiling water for a few minutes. Then you can add them to soups or stirfry’s!
Don’t be alarmed: When I looked at the ingredients at the back of the packet, I completely freaked out and almost vomited. It said on the back: Water, Elephant Food Powder….WHAT? ELEPHANT FOOT POWDER!? The first thing I did, was jump on google to make sure that this wasn’t REAL ‘elephant foot’ powder…Thankfully, elephant’s foot is the name for the yam-like plant. Phew!!
How to make the yummy green stirfry above:
- Chop up some bok-choy, broccoli and green beans and stirfry in a tablespoon of olive oil in a very hot pan/wok for about 2 minutes.
- Add the shirataki noodles (which you’ve strained and covered with boiling water for a few minutes before straining again) and toss around a bit so that they fry up a little bit.
- Add a splash of soy-sauce (try very hard not to overdo this step, mine turned out slightly saltier than I wanted…) and a drizzle of BBQ sauce for the salty/sweet balance. (Add some dried chilli flakes if you like some kick!)