Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Leah Lunch: Zero Calorie Noodles

The noodles and pasta we usually eat have an average of 200 calories per 1/2 cup. Wouldn't it be great if they didn't have any calories. Such a food has arrived in America.

How is it possible that these noodles have 0 calories? According to the company that produces them, they are made from yam fiber and water. As we know, fiber is not absorbed and therefore has no calories.

Be aware that eating too much of anything that is not digestible will result in some unwanted digestive side effects.

Where can I find them?
Although no stores carry these noodles in Missouri, you can order them from the 0 Calorie "No0odles" website.

How do they taste?
We tried them today. We used them in chicken stir fry (recipe below) and thought they tasted like every other Asian noodle we have ever eaten.

They arrive precooked and do not look especially appetizing. Don't let that deter you from trying them. They don't really have a flavor of their own and will absorb the flavor of the foods they are cooked with.

How much do they cost?
We purchased "8 oz. NoOodle Angel Hair (2 per case)" which came to $13.81 after shipping.

Chicken stir fry with 0 calorie No0odles:
  • 1-2 Chicken breast(s), cut into cubes
  • Frozen stir fry blend vegetables (and any other frozen, fresh, or canned vegetables of your choice!)
  • 1 Package of 0 calorie No0odles
  • Pam cooking spray
  • 2-4 Tablespoons of Teriyaki Sauce

  1. Cook the chicken:
    • Start by heating up a large skillet or wok.
    • Once heated, spray skillet with Pam and add the chicken. 
    • Cook the chicken completely. If you are unsure, cut the largest piece of chicken to make sure there is no pink inside.
    • Remove the chicken from the skillet and place on a plate.
  2. Cook Vegetables:
    • Cook frozen vegetables until tender.
    • If using a combination of frozen and fresh vegetables, add the fresh vegetables after the frozen.
    • Always add tomatoes after all the other vegetables have finished cooking.  
  3. Add the cooked chicken and the No0odles to the skillet with the vegetables. 
  4. Add the sauce to the skillet
  5. Once all components are mixed and hot, meal is ready to be served.  
If you are skeptical of these noodles you can make the above recipe without them. Stir fry can be very healthy if you watch the sodium in the sauce.

1 comment:

  1. This sounds awesome! Can't believe they can make this stuff. Very interesting. Thanks!