When trying to lose weight or attempting to eat a gluten-free diet, one of the first foods that many people decide to give up is carb-loaded pasta. Can you imagine a pasta that helps you reach both goals? It’s true. There is actually delicious gluten free pasta on the market that also boasts zero calories. Sound like a miracle? Maybe. It’s actually called Miracle Noodle®, and this product truly lives up to its name.
Miracle Noodle ( www.miraclenoodle.com ) is actually one brand of the fiber-rich Japanese Shirataki noodle. Shirataki noodles are processed from yams, and offer the following benefits:
- No fat,
- No sugar
- No starch
- Zero net carbs (because they are made of natural water soluble fiber named Glucomannan)
There are several brands of these healthy, miraculous noodles on the market, but it is important to know that only Miracle Noodles are gluten free (along with being wheat free and kosher as well.) Many other Shirataki noodles are made with added tofu, so while any brand can help someone lose weight, only Miracle Noodles can be used in a gluten free diet.
Miracle Noodles offer all the flavor, with none of the gluten or calories
Many might scoff at the use of pasta without gluten. Others may doubt that any noodle can be calorie free. Miracle Noodles truly offer both benefits. And better yet, they come in a variety of forms, including: angel hair pasta, orzo pasta, fettucini, rice and even a spinach angel hair variety.
But the real question is how does Miracle Noodle taste? In one word: Great!
Well, in truth, the actual noodles really don’t have much taste at all. But that is a plus. Whether it’s a gluten free pasta or not, a good noodle or grain should adapt to the taste of the dish that is prepared, right? The good news is that each of these Miracle Noodle pastas easily absorb the flavors of any sauce you prefer, whether it is tomato, brown butter or creamy Alfredo. The consistency is slightly different from traditional pasta, but not enough to notice. And the consistency is really no issue—especially when compared to the fact that these calorie free noodles make for a really healthy, low-calorie meal.
Easy to prepare, easier to enjoy!
Here is how one easy stir-fry meal can be prepared by using the Miracle Noodle.
- First, simply open the bag of noodles, pour them in a traditional mesh colander and rinse them off well. There is a unique smell to the uncooked noodles, but it goes away with rinsing, and doesn’t affect the flavor at all.
- Then blot the noodles dry.
- Third, add olive oil into a pan and add in whatever ingredients you like in your stir-fry: Chicken? Sausage? Fresh or veggies?
- Then pour the noodles in, and add any sauce you prefer, let simmer for five minutes.
Even your guests will be fooled, too, since these noodles are shaped to look like traditional pasta, and the texture is similar. Just remember to make the dish really stand out, you have to let the sauce and spices carry the dish. The Miracle Noodle is really like a canvas that can carry whatever culinary work of art you want to add to it.
The many benefits pay for themselves
Miracle Noodle comes in sealed, 7 ounce bags. One bag makes around a bowl or a bowl and a half of noodles each, which makes Miracle Noodle the perfect choice for small meals and portion control. And while it is slightly more expensive than instant noodle or whole-wheat pastas, it is truly worth it to know you are able to have such a versatile zero gluten and zero calorie option at your disposal. It really is a miracle for pasta lovers who previously thought they had to give up their favorite food! And remember, the pasta comes in rice varieties, too, for gluten and low-calorie soups and stews.
Another benefit is that Miracle Noodle pasta makes you feel full much longer than other foods, so you will continue to eat less throughout the day. How does this work? It really comes down to how fiber works in the human digestive system. Because Miracle Noodle pasta contains such a high amount of soluble fiber, it works to slow down digestion, which lengthens the sense of fullness after eating. It also causes glucose to be absorbed more slowly, which makes it a very good choice for someone with diabetes.
No Gluten. Great taste. Versatility. Convenient packaging. Easy to cook. And no calories and carbs.
With all of its many benefits it seems almost too much to ask that Miracle Noodle be a gluten free pasta option, too. But it really is all of these things. Try it for yourself. Simply get a bag, pick your favorite pasta recipe and then throw something together. You won’t be disappointed. And your health and waistline will approve too. Enjoy!
Update: I lost 7 pounds in the last 10 days… Amazing!!!
About four years ago, I bought a digital weight scale to monitor my weight. At the time, I weighed 168 lbs., and I entered in the scale a rather ambitious goal of 150 lbs.
Over the years I watched my goal slipping away as I kept slowly gaining weight. After the holidays at the end it this year, I hit 174 lbs. and I got very upset. I started counting calories again, but it didn’t seem to work this time as I didn’t lose a single pound in two weeks.
That’s why I didn’t hesitate to try the Miracle Noodle as soon as I learned about it from a friend of mine. Besides, it’s hard to find low calories… let along zero calories… gluten free pasta.
I expected to see some positive results but didn’t anticipate to lose weight so quickly.
I used the noodle as the main ingredient in one or two of my meals every day. I got some ideas how to cook it from the cookbook they provide for free on their website http://www.miraclenoodle.com/t-Recipes_Preparation
I weigh myself every morning after I wake up; this morning I was 167 lbs., and the goal of 150 doesn’t seem unrealistic anymore. Now I believe I can do it without starving myself to death.
I’ll keep posting updates on my progress.