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Monday, March 12, 2012

My Shirataki Noodle Addiction Continues

My Shirataki noodles from came in  a few days ago! I have been eating them every day since I received them. They have really helped me put a dent into the last 15 pounds I need to lose. Using the noodles allows me to have meals all below 170 calories many below 70 calories. I just substitute the Shirataki noodles for pasta in any recipe I make. The following are 2 great recipes I have used with Shirataki noodles since I received them. They are delicious!

Recipe 1: Ginger  Sesame Noodles

  • 1/3 cup soy sauce
  • 1 inch piece of ginger
  •  2 garlic cloves
  • 1 tbsp of browned then ground (in food processor) sesame seeds
  • ½ tsp chili flakes
  •  3 packets of equal
Grind in food processor for 30 seconds

  • Slices cucumbers
  • Chopped cilantro
  • Chopped scallions
  • Use 3 packets of angel hair or thin konjac noodles. Put in colander, rinse in cold water and set aside
  • Spray wok or frying pan with PAM
  • Wait until pan is warm then add noodles and then sauce. Toss in pan for 2 minutes
  • Put on  plates and sprinkle with cilantro and scallions (can also sprinkle with sesame seeds)
  • Put cut cucumbers on side
Makes 3 servings 70 calories each

Recipe 2: Linguine with Clam Sauce

  • Use 3 packets of linguine konjac noodles. Put in colander, rinse in cold water and set aside 
  •  Scrub 4 lbs. of little neck clams in cold water
  • Spray a large wok or frying pan with PAM 
  •  Saute 2 medium sized chopped onions, two chopped garlic cloves and ¼ cup of chopped parsley for 60 seconds.
  • Add 1.5 cups of water and season to taste.
  • Cover and steam until clams open, about 6 mins. If clams do not open after 8 minutes toss them away. Do not overcook the clams or they will be tough.
  • Remove the clams and put into a separate bowl
  • Add one chopped tomato and the Shirataki noodles to the pan and toss for two minutes
  • Replace the clams and toss then serve
Makes 3 servings about 170  calories if you eat 15 small clams with the Shirataki noodles

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