So. Have you tried shirataki noodles? I was skeptical. But after a long night of yoga, I was hungry for food but didn’t want to eat too heavily. I bought these a few weeks ago but had been giving them the side eye as they sat in the fridge. Could the really be any good? They were an impulse buy. No good comes from impulse spending.
Dubious, aren’t you? I was too. Yet they look like they might be edible even approaching the tasty mark.
I get down with some green peppers, garlic, onions, hot pepper, oregano, basil and sea salt. With a giant squeeze of lemon and a splash of olive oil in a pan I’m off to the races. I slowly let the pepper/onion mixture cook and grab the package of noodles.
I’m not one for reading instructions or following directions, I can figure anything out is the fib I tell myself. On this night though my tiny voice of reason was louder than usual. The back of the package mentioned that the noodles should be rinsed thoroughly, parboiled, dried and then tossed into a dish.
They smell fishy coming out of the package- big turn-off. So I rinse them well and drop them in boiling water for two minutes. With paper towels in hand I pat them dry intrigued- fishy smell has disappeared. Awesome.
A toss and a flip with the peppers/onions and it’s ready to eat.
Seriously- it was good. Really good.
Does this replace pasta? Nope. Would never lie to you like that, but if you are looking for a low calorie tasty meal that can be prepared quickly, this is the way to go. The package serves two and at 20 calories (yes, 20 that’s not a typo) you can feel like you are indulging. This will definitely make it into my dinner rotation a few times per week.
I’m teaching most mornings and have clients after work so if I take a 8pm class and don’t feel like juicing, this meal certainly hits the spot.
This is yoga. And you can have your pasta and eat it too.