Friday, February 24, 2012



Have you heard of Shirataki Noodles? Dr. Oz talks about them a lot and highly recommends them and so does Hungry Girl. They are super low in calories and they have fiber and protein. I had been wanting to try them, but of course couldn't find them in our town, so on a recent trip to Natural Grocers in Norman, I picked up 2 bags. I used Hungry Girl's recipe, which I have used basically the same recipe with whole wheat or whole grain noodles and we all loved it. However, there will be no more Shirataki Noodles in the Newton house. They were disgusting! They don't have a flavor, so it wasn't that they tasted bad. But, the texture is like rubber. It was so disgusting that I thought I was going to be sick. Kevin has been so good to let me try all these new health foods on him, but he said he doesn't want those noodles ever again.

My mission is to prepare foods that nourish my family's bodies. In order for my boys to actually eat foods that nourish their bodies, they have to taste good. So on this journey, we have had some hits and some misses. I have only blogged about the good ones, but thought you might be interested in knowing our thoughts on the not so tasty ones as well. However, you might try them and like them. We also don't like octopus and calamari, which have that rubbery texture. If you enjoy those types of foods, you may love Shirataki Noodles. So, here is Hungry Girl's recipe just in case you want to try it. If you do, please tell me how your family liked it. For me, the greatest thing about the internet is sharing with others. Have a blessed day and weekend.


Shrimptastic Fettuccine Hungry Girlfredo

PER SERVING (entire recipe): 210 calories, 5g fat, 550mg sodium, 13g carbs, 5g fiber, 2.5g sugars, 24.5g protein -- PointsPlus® value 5*

1 bag House Foods Tofu Shirataki Fettuccine Shaped Noodle Substitute (found with the tofu and refrigerated Asian products)
1 tsp. reduced-fat sour cream
1/2 tsp. chopped garlic
1 wedge The Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss cheese
1 cup chopped spinach leaves
1/2 cup frozen broccoli florets, thawed
3 oz. frozen ready-to-eat medium shrimp, thawed
2 tsp. reduced-fat Parmesan-style grated topping
Optional seasonings: salt, black pepper

Use a strainer to rinse and drain noodles. Thoroughly pat dry. Roughly cut noodles.

Bring a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium heat. Add noodles, sour cream, garlic, and cheese wedge, breaking the wedge into pieces. Cook and stir until cheese has melted, mixed with sour cream, and coated noodles.

Stir in all remaining ingredients. Cook and stir until spinach has wilted and dish is hot, 2 - 3 minutes. Eat!


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