Lowest Carb Pasta Ever

Pastaslim_02About a year ago I was introduced to a new breed of noodles; shirataki noodles.  They're an Asian noodle made from the konjac plant.  High in fibre and low in carbs they make for a smart substitution to traditional  wheat or rice based noodles.

Are they organic?  No.  They are touted as having no preservatives, being all natural and non-GMO.   I'm willing to bend the rules on this one because they are very tasty and a healthy alternative to carb loaded pasta.

I've tried a few brands and I like WildWood's Pasta Slim  the best.  The noodles come in two styles; spaghetti and spinach fettuccine. WildWood has taken the traditional shirataki noodle and improved on the texture and preparation.  About the texture; it  is different from Italian style pasta – it's a bit more rubbery and chewy but totally palatable.  (And this comes from someone with serious food texture issues)

How to Cook Them

Talk about easy to cook, all you have to do is open the pouch, rinse, warm up and enjoy.  Try Pasta Slim noodles with traditional tomato sauce, meat sauce, chuck them into a veggie stir-fry, toss them with a bit of teriyaki sauce and tofu. They are good as a cold noodle salad too with an Asian style dressing and veggies.  The fringe benefit is the full pouch is only 40 calories and a meagre 2 grams of net carbs.   Oh yeah.

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WildWood Pasta Slim Noodles 200g

Best Price:  $1.99 @ Organic Garage

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