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RUSSELL_40
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9/1/12 8:45 A

I always avoid alternative foods.. a 0 calorie, 0 carb noodle? Sounds like it has a side effect of cancer..like diet pop.. this is not a noodle.

The secret is to eat regular noodles, just less often. Your food choices shouldn't be a matter of whether you can stand the smell, or fit more food in. Remember taste?

If your current diet, leaves you hungry, or unable to control your cravings, address that issue with a nutritionist.. adding 0 calorie frankenfoods, isn't the answer.

Does anyone like the noodles plain? If you have to add teryaki sauce to it, you just ruined the 0 calorie aspect of it, not to mention high sodium.

This is hardly a miracle.



EVILPASSION
Posts: 84
9/1/12 2:47 A

Okay, so today I found a local store that sells these noodles (and they had overstock, let me have them for $1 each). Tried them, and the smell went away with hot water. I forgot to dry them off as someone recommended, but I used them with a light teriyaki sauce and stir fried scallops. HEAVEN. The kiddo didn't like the texture but I sure liked it. At the regular price I can't afford it but this price was excellent! One caution: One of these noodles was more than four feet long.....either cut up, or plan to do a lot of winding!



CHIHAYA
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8/9/12 5:52 P

Shirataki is 0 calorie noodle too. It's also called konnyaku noodle, type of tokoroten but ingredient comes from plant loot, instead of seaweed. It has distinct slacks and smell. If you buy it from Asian market, you may boil it and rinse it to remove smell. (Optionally, rub salt before rinsing it)

It is never intended to be used for main noodle in soup, and it's not supposed to have its own taste. It absorbs soup stock, veggies and meat/fish taste in soup very well. So we use it to add extra texture to soup.

Some companies are selling it for diet noodle, but we never seriously use it for that purpose. We eat it because it is tasty when it's used in traditional soup.



DYSMITH0365
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8/9/12 3:08 P

I don't think I could eat them. For me, smell is everything...if it smells back, I cannot eat it...



HILLMC719
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8/9/12 8:32 A

I have tried the Shirataki noodles as a replacement for pasta. They were fine. As long as you rinse them in scalding hot water the weird smell goes away. You also have to make sure you dry them off (weird I know). The tofu retains water and then makes your dishes all watery.

I personally didn't have a problem with them, however I always found myself hungry an hour later. They simply don't provide enough calories. Between the noodles, chicken, and sauce I would barely hit 200 calories for dinner. A short while later my stomach is growling and I'm thinking, "hmm there's peanut butter in the cabinet..." I would recommend buying regular whole wheat pasta and trying to really manage your portions. It seems hard to eat 1/2 or 3/4 of a cup of pasta at first, but eventually it becomes second nature.



CHIHAYA
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8/9/12 3:04 A

No-cal, no-cab, no-gluten = No life

or wait. we have something called kanten and tokoroten noodle. It's like gelatin food, but ingredients are totally different. It's made from agar (Japanese isinglass), extracted from seaweed. It's one of our favorite 0 calorie summer food.

I miss tokoroten...



DYSMITH0365
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8/9/12 12:44 A

I'm with you on that!



ONLINEASLLOU
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8/8/12 9:34 P

I use House brand tofu shirataki noodles that I buy at the grocery store. They are far from perfect, but I have gotten used to them. I rinse them well and boil them for a couple of minutes.

I also don't use a heavy sause with them. I finish cooking them in a thin, flavorful sause. I have alway LOVED pasta dishes -- but I am now diabetic and can't eat much of the regular kind any more.



KFWOHLFORD
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8/8/12 5:30 P

Sounds like spelt pasta or zucchini, or brown rice would be better then.



EVILPASSION
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8/8/12 3:29 P

@CHEETARA79 thanks for telling me where to find them. I will look there! I am in a rural area that has very little "good" stuff but one big grocery does have a refrigerated health foods area. I do love spaghetti squash but it is very heat intensive in an un-airconditioned home and it really isn't well suited to stir fry.



KFWOHLFORD
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8/8/12 7:43 A

Honestly, just get spaghetti squash for yourself and regular pasta for the kid. Angel hair cooks in about 5 mins, and squash mostly just has to be cut open and stuck in the oven. It really doesn't take much effort to cook either item. And then you've spent... What? Maybe 6 dollars? As opposed to FORTY!



CHEETARA79
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8/8/12 7:24 A

I've had the shiritaki noodles from the grocery store. You can find them in the refrigerated section near the tofu. They were ok but not good enough for me to buy them again. You can eat the whole package for about 40 calories. If you want to try them, find a highly rated recipe and do that. They are NOT good plain or without a lot of sauce. I think they'd be better accompanying stirfry or maybe even curry.



MICHELLEXXXX
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8/8/12 6:19 A

I know ppl that love them and ppl that hate them. Those that love them seem to prefer them with oriental style sauces. I've never tried them personally.



LOVE4KITTIES
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8/8/12 2:22 A

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Edited by: LOVE4KITTIES at: 8/8/2012 (02:24)


LOVE4KITTIES
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8/8/12 2:22 A

Oops... Sorry for the triple post.

Edited by: LOVE4KITTIES at: 8/8/2012 (02:23)


LOVE4KITTIES
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8/8/12 2:21 A

I tried them and absolutely could not stand them. They have a horrible fishy odor before they are rinsed. I felt like the texture was mushy and rubbery all at the same time (like soft, rotten, rubber). The taste...not good. On the other hand, my sister enjoys eating them.



RACKMYBRAINS
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8/8/12 1:25 A

I tried these a while ago, though not this specific brand. I didn't like them at all, and didn't buy it again. They are very bland, and have an odd texture / consistency. I'd go for another brand, the one I tried (can't remember the name) was certainly *much* cheaper than the ad you linked.

They didn't really work with marinara sauce. Maybe an Asian dish would be okay, but the texture isn't like an egg or wheat noodle. To me, they were not even a good substitute for Asian glass noodles. You'd really have to try it, they're odd.

Edited by: RACKMYBRAINS at: 8/8/2012 (01:29)


CORTNEY-LEE
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8/8/12 12:53 A

personally, I think they are nasty, however, you may like them. The only way to know is to try them.

You can buy them at many local grocery stores and they are usually kept with the organic/vegetarian/tofu stuff. I think they run under $3 a package.

You have to make sure you rinse them very well, and dry them very well.

You can check online for more information





EVILPASSION
Posts: 84
8/8/12 12:00 A

K -- so are shirataki noodles good? I'm noticing that when I eat wheat products my stomach is NOT happy.....and the kiddo won't touch spaghetti squash so I'm wondering if these are even relatively tasty for stir fries, etc?



DRAGONCHILDE
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8/7/12 11:56 P

Cortney, they are shirataki noodles.



CORTNEY-LEE
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8/7/12 11:43 P

they are a lot like shirataki noodles... you have to drain them and rinse them... kinda slimy and NOT good with red sauce



IWANT2SLEEP
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8/7/12 11:05 P

I go by the theory that if it seems too good to be true then it probably isn't!

I'll stick to pasta and track... or I might try spaghetti squash. This is way too expensive for me.



SCTK519
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8/7/12 11:02 P

I'm always wary of anything that claims to be calorie-free, although based on the ingredients list, it didn't seem like there was too much to them. I still wouldn't get them though based on the cost. If they become a staple, you're buying them A Lot and that adds up quickly, as opposed to buying a box of spaghetti for a dollar and having to track it.



KFWOHLFORD
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8/7/12 10:02 P

38 dollars for a variety pack plus shipping?! Fck that!

I'd rather get whole wheat pasta or brown rice and save the rest of the money for.... The rest of the week's groceries.Gluten intolerant people can get brown rice pasta or spelt.

And fat free? Really? Pasta and rice are so low in fat that that claim is laughable.

Edited by: KFWOHLFORD at: 8/7/2012 (22:04)


DRAGONCHILDE
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8/7/12 10:02 P

Looks like it's basically a tasteless replacement for noodles; if you like pastas, but don't love the calories, they might be an option. That's about all they'd be; you can do t he same thing with zucchini for a fraction of the cost. :)



DRAGONCHILDE
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8/7/12 9:57 P

Sounds like an awfully expensive gimmick that makes a lot of unfounded claims.

Will have to research and get back to you. I will note: Caveat Emptor. Be very wary of wild claims of improved fat loss, etc. Such claims are almost always unfounded and overhyped.



EVILPASSION
Posts: 84
8/7/12 9:52 P

Anyone here tried them? I'm including this link just so people know for sure what I'm talking about....I've checked them out on Amazon and on Julian Bakery. Prices vary and the reviews vary a LOT. I'd like to know if anyone here has tried them?

www.miraclenoodle.com/p-1-variety-sampler.
aspx




 
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