Low Carb Tuna Noodle Casserole Using Shirataki Noodles
Cooking Shirataki Noodles--low carb tuna noodle casserole
The secret to my successful journey, besides low carb tortillas, was my discovery of Shirataki Pasta and then learning how to cook Shirataki noodles. I use the Miracle Noodle Shirataki Pasta. The "pasta" comes in angel hair and fettuccine. It is an acquired taste but if you cook it the right way it is actually pretty yummy. I mean, as yummy as make shift pasta can be.
There is only 1 net carb per serving (each bag contains two servings) and 15 calories per serving (some websites show it have zero calories and zero carbs--may just be a misprint on packaging). Do not re-adjust your computer screen you read it correctly, pasta containing only 15 calories and 1 net carb.
The great thing about shirataki noodles is that it takes on the flavor of the sauce or ingredients you are cooking it with. When I made spaghetti and meatballs it took on the flavor of the pasta I was using--holy cow!
I then went where no dieter's ever go. I added a cream sauce to my meal. Gasp! But when you're cooking shirataki noodles playing with the fatty stuff is fun because of how many carbs/cals you are saving with this mock pasta.
I love, love Tuna Noodle casserole, but it is so fattening and calorific that I couldn't bring myself to eat it anymore...until, now, that is.
I created a low calorie/low carbohydrate Tuna Noodle Casserole with Pasta Zero/Shirataki fettuccine noodles. The fettuccine gives you that egg noodle texture that makes a Tuna casserole so yummy.
Cooking Shirataki Noodles
I will warn you that the initial taste will slightly feel rubbery, but pan frying it a little longer will help. It is also hard to cut with a fork so try and cut down to eating lengths while it is being cooked. I want to remind you also of the importance of squeezing out the access water. Even if it looks dry on the pan, if you didn't squeeze well beforehand using a clean dish cloth or paper towels then your sauce will get watery. The sauce will basically slip off of the pasta. I hope I helped you learn the basics of cooking with Miracle Noodle Shirataki Pasta to enjoy the weight loss benefits.