4 Ways to Eat Shirataki Noodles




As a working parent, I feel like there are never enough hours in the day. You're fighting traffic, driving the kids to practice, helping with homework, and trying to get a healthy meal on the table. I hate to admit it, but sometimes takeout or drive-thru is the only way to save my sanity. But when I am home to cook, ingredients that make meal prep fast and healthy rank high on my shopping list. If you are trying to cut calories and carbs, shirataki noodles and shirataki rice are precooked and fast, healthy alternatives to regular pasta and white rice. Just drain the package, rinse well (adding 1-2 teaspoons of vinegar to the rinse water if desired), then pan fry 2-3 minutes. Now the possibilities are endless. Here are some of the easy, delicious options!

Skinny Minestone Soup

If you're new to shirataki noodles or shirataki rice, soups are one of the easiest ways to serve them. Just drain, rinse well, toss into the soup in place of pasta or rice with the rest of the ingredients, and simmer. You can even use shirataki noodles and rice in a slow cooker; just add during the last 20-30 minutes of cook time. Due to their high fiber content, shirataki noodles and rice never get mushy like regular pasta or rice.

Adapted from a recipe created by SkinnyTaste.com

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 c chopped onion
  • 1 c diced carrots
  • 1/2 c diced celery
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 32 oz reduced sodium vegetable broth
  • 1 28 oz can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 15 oz can white beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 fresh rosemary sprig (optional)
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Dash of dried basil, to taste (optional)
  • Salt and fresh black pepper, to taste
  • 1 medium 8 oz zucchini, diced
  • 2 c chopped fresh spinach
  • 2 – 8 oz. packages Skinny Noodles Macaroni, drained and rinsed
  • Parmesan cheese for garnish (optional)
Directions:
Saute carrots, celery, onion, and garlic in oil over medium-high heat about 15 minutes, or until tender. Transfer to slow cooker along with broth, tomatoes, beans, salt, and pepper. Add rosemary, bay leaves, and basil; cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high 4-6 hours.

About 40 minutes before the soup is done, add zucchini, spinach, and Skinny Noodles Macaroni. Cover and cook 30 more minutes. Remove bay leaves and rosemary sprig. Serve hot topped with Parmesan cheese if desired. Makes 8 servings.

Per Serving (without optional ingredients): 95 calories, 1g fat, 17g carbohydrates, 5g fiber, 5g protein
Weight Watcher Points+: 2

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