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Shirataki Bolognese

March 1, 2011

Often feeling guilty from consuming way too much pasta for dinner, I was ecstatic to find out about shirataki noodles because they are the lowest calorie noodle out there! Made from a fiber known as glucomannan, these are high in fiber and have been shown to contribute to not only weight loss, but also lower cholesterol and blood sugar control. Only–get this–20 freaking calories for an entire serving! At 2 servings a package, I definitely do not feel guilty consuming an entire package of these amazing noodles.

Tonight I made shirataki noodles with a meatless bolognese sauce. Super healthy. Super low-calorie. And of course, super tasty.

Ingredients:

-one package of shirataki noodles

-1/2 cup Morningstar meatless crumble (or ground turkey or beef if you prefer)

-3/4 cup red sauce

-2 tbsp olive oil

-1 glove minced garlic

-1/4 cup diced onion

-1/4 cup finely chopped carrot bits

-1/4 cup finely chopped celery bits

-seasoning to taste: salt, pepper, paprika, Italian seasoning

-grated parmesan cheese

Equipment/Materials:

-small pot

-colander

-nonstick skillet + spatula

Directions:

1. Boil the shirataki noodles in the small pot for just 2-3 minutes. The noodles have an odd, noticeable smell to them, so boiling them helps get rid of this. Drain and set aside when done.

2. While the noodles are boiling, saute the garlic and onion in the olive oil in a non-stick skillet until fragrant and translucent. Add in the carrots and celery bits and saute until somewhat tender.

3. Add the meatless crumble (or meat) and season to taste with salt, pepper, paprika, herbs, etc.

4. Add in the red sauce and mix together.

5. Toss in the noodles and there you go! Serve with a few sprinkles of grated parmesan cheese and you have yourself a very healthy pasta dinner.

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Liz permalink
    March 6, 2011 5:04 pm

    I’m trying them tomorrow in a stir fry. I can’t wait to see what they are like 🙂

  2. March 6, 2011 5:20 pm

    Awesome! I found they were a little strange/rubbery at first, but if you can get past that, they are a fabulous alternative to other, more high-cal pastas! Let me know how they turn out!

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