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  • No carb/ low carb noodles??

    I heard as long as you rinse very well, don't substitute for Italian dishes, lightly stir fry etc, these are doable.

    Any experience?

    I just bought Magic Noodle angel hair. I will report back when I get it.
    And the truth shall set you free.

  • #2
    I get to answer my own question!

    Ok, at Whole foods I picked up House Foods brand Tofu Shirataki Angel Hair/Spaghetti.

    (I was informed that the essentially fiber noodles come across way more palatable when combined with tofu.)

    So - I rinsed out the noodles twice in a colander. Poured the noodles into a microwave safe bowel and poured 1 full teaspoon of garlic and herb infused olive oil, mixed it in with some garlic powder and nuked for 1 minute. When it came out it still had it's original "bagged" flavor and I knew that wouldn't do so I took two teaspoons of Thai Peanut Sauce mixed that in and nuked for another minute. I got rid of all the excess fluid as directed and served on a paper plate.

    Well 8 oz of pasta had exactly 40 calories and it tasted great! I'm hooked
    and will continue to buy! I think having the two flavors cook in stages was key. Was not rubbery in any way, simply al dente.

    Next week I will try "Miracle Noodles" which has zero tofu and zero calories.
    I'll let you know how that goes.
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    • #3
      You can always use wheat noodles. You can get those at any grocery store. I eat them a lot when I forget to take something out of the Fraser the night before.
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      • #4
        Dreamfield pasta. Comes in a dark green package. Sometimes you can only find it in specialty food stores. 5 carbs. Can't tell the difference.
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        • #5
          We use Dreamfields and really don't notice any difference; it does seem to cook faster, so be careful so you don't end up with mushy pasta.

          http://www.dreamfieldsfoods.com/
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          • #6
            I tried the Miracle Noodles. They were edible, but I really didn't care for the texture or flavor. But, like I said they're edible
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            • #7
              Originally posted by rybread View Post
              You can always use wheat noodles. You can get those at any grocery store. I eat them a lot when I forget to take something out of the Fraser the night before.
              No wheat hoss, gluten.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by marmalady View Post
                We use Dreamfields and really don't notice any difference; it does seem to cook faster, so be careful so you don't end up with mushy pasta.

                http://www.dreamfieldsfoods.com/
                Awesome! I will check right now to see if it's gluten free!


                Edit.

                Ingredients
                Enriched Semolina, (Semolina, Iron (Ferrous Sulfate), And B Vitamins (Niacin, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid)), Fiber Blend (Inulin, Guar Gum, Xanthan Gum, Carrageenan, Pectin), Sorbitol, Wheat Gluten, Potassium Chloride. Contains Wheat Ingredients.
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                • #9
                  The zero calorie noodles were way more bland than the combo tofu/shirtaiki were and needed to cook one minute more, but compared to the cauliflower rice I tried to get by...I'll take the bland noodles are garlic powder the hell outta them.
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                  • #10
                    I love Tinkyada brand noodles, they are really really good. I'm celiac, so I eat gluten free too.
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                    • #11
                      I like Dreamfield pasta too, although it is hard to find anything but their sphaghetti and anglehair or penne.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by NoDecafPlz View Post
                        Awesome! I will check right now to see if it's gluten free!


                        Edit.

                        Ingredients
                        Enriched Semolina, (Semolina, Iron (Ferrous Sulfate), And B Vitamins (Niacin, Thiamin Mononitrate, Riboflavin, Folic Acid)), Fiber Blend (Inulin, Guar Gum, Xanthan Gum, Carrageenan, Pectin), Sorbitol, Wheat Gluten, Potassium Chloride. Contains Wheat Ingredients.
                        You didn't mention gluten, just carbs. Do you have a Whole Foods nearby? I think I've seen gluten free noodles there.
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                        • #13
                          Yepp, looks like the shirtaiki/tofu combo noodles are the way to go because most things that are gluten free are high in carbs. I'll just make sure to season the heck outta them.
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                          • #14
                            Dreamfields Pasta..............

                            good stuff, i always keep it in the pantry & use it regularly, all styles. only 5 grams of digestible carbs per serving. they will be releasing a egg noodle version very soon. if you ask you local supermarket they will stock it for you. i do not have a problem finding it locally (Pathmark, Super G, Acme, etc) although some carry certain types of it while others do not. you can also buy it by the case online at http://www.dreamfieldsfoods.com/ . join their newsletter and they will regularly send you coupons

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