Artichoke & Shirataki Noodles: A Weight Loss Winning Combo

It's hard to believe we're already more than a week into January 2013. Are you having trouble sticking to your New Year resolutions? Or are you still figuring yours out and getting ready to start in earnest?  Either way, if weight loss is the goal, we can help.

Did you know it's National Lose Weight, Feel Great Week (January 6-13) and National Artichoke Month? Celebrate both with a quick and easy, waist-friendly dish made with artichokes.  Like Skinny Noodles Shirataki, artichokes are low in calories and fat while also a good source of healthy fiber that helps you feel full.  Artichokes are also a good source of soluble fiber, which helps lower cholesterol and maintain balanced blood sugar, according to the Mayo Clinic.

Combine artichokes and shirataki noodles for a meal that is fiber-rich without extra calories or fat.  This recipe is so simple, we're almost embarrassed to share it with you!

Skinny Spaghetti with Artichoke Hearts
2 packages Skinny Noodles Shirataki Spaghetti or Angel Hair
1 24 oz. jar low sodium marinara sauce
1 14 oz. can artichoke hearts in water

Shiritaki Noodles Spaghetti and Angel Hair
Skinny Noodles Shirataki Combo 18-Pack
with Spaghetti & Angel Hair types

Drain pre-cooked Skinny Noodles in a colander, rinse well with warm water, and drain again. Parboil in water about 2-3 minutes; drain and set aside.

Warm marinara sauce on medium heat. Drain artichoke hearts and add to sauce.  Stir and cook for 8 to 10 minutes.  Once artichoke hearts are heated through, turn off heat.  Place drained Skinny Noodles in a large bowl. Pour sauce with artichokes hearts over top.  Toss lightly to combine and coat.  Serve immediately.

Makes 4 servings.
Per Serving: 110 calories, 2g fat, 0mg cholesterol, 20g carbohydrates, 5g fiber, 3g protein
Estimated Glycemic Load: 7

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