Sunday, February 19, 2012

Shiratake Heaven!

I LOVE shiratake noodles!  If you haven't discovered them yet, you simply must soon!  I find them at Jimbo's, Whole Foods or Sprouts. So you can probably find them in your local "health" food store.  They are in the refrigerated section.  They are a ridiculously low in calorie noodle substitute.  So if you are "jonesing" for a big bowl of guilt free noodles, do what I did last night, shiratake noodles, low sodium marinara sauce, lots of chopped fresh tomatoes and grated parmesan on top.  Now a single bag of shiratake noodles only has 40 calories....that's right JUST FORTY!  I had 2 bags, a cup of chopped fresh tomatoes, a cup of marinara (the kind with 50 calories per cup, just read the label before buying) and grated parmesan cheese.  This whole big satisfying bowl of yumminess barely had 200 calories, very low fat and low sodium too.  I supplemented it with 3 turkey meatballs from Trader Joes (50 calories each).  It was a Saturday night feast!

Now, a few details about shiratake noodles.....they are made from soy and come packaged in water.  When you drain them, the water smells funky.  Don't let that deter you.  I drain them in a sieve and rinse them in lots of fresh water, before gently simmering them in boiling water.  They are already cooked but need to be heated through.  So, take a walk on the wild side and try shiratake noodles.  I think you will love them too!

And BTW, dropped a full pound this week - yay!

Desire to enjoy a bowl of noodles.  Dedication to finding options that fit me.  Discipline to have "the real thing" only for special occassions.


  1. What a great post!! An inspiring recipe AND announcement about lbs., too...only I'm feeling under the weather - not the best way to shed lbs...still, I'll take it where I can get it ;-)

  2. Thanks for writing on this! My mom served them a few months ago and I have been looking for them ever since, but I can't find them anywhere. Now I know what they're called and where to find them!

    Congrats on the loss this week!