Shirataki Spaghetti and Meat Sauce
It's well known to the world all over that a hot plate of spaghetti and meatballs can make any crappy day feel amazing.
With that said. I haven't had a crappy day turn amazing in a loooooooong time. 🙁 Pretty ticked off at how many carbs is in a serving of pasta and sauce. I don't use just a serving size which means I would get double the carbs. Not good. I bloat really crazy when I have more than 100 grams of carbs and retain 7-9 pounds of water weight--no lie. I look soft and puffy when I'm eating badly.
Solution? Miracle Noodle Shirataki Pasta. As mentioned in the Shirataki Tuna Noodle Casserole article. This stuff isn't yummy by itself...oh nooooo...don't eat it by itself--blech! It has to be pan dried in order to rid itself of that rubbery texture and to rid of the excess water so that your spaghetti sauce doesn't get all soupy.
Also mentioned in the tuna article is that Miracle Noodle Shirataki Pasta takes on the sauce you are cooking with, so the noodles I made tasted like the pasta sauce along with the slightly odd texture from the shirataki noodles. These noodles are an acquired taste so two separate meals should tell you whether or not you will be a fan. It is made of Purified water, Konnyaku flour and calcium hydroxide. The Shirataki Pasta noodles are made from plants that have not been genetically engineered and really doesn't need to be cooked but trust me when I say you will want to cook this pasta--your gag reflex is depending on it. I, regrettably twirled a strand into my mouth like a moron and nearly regurgitated-- I really do apologize for that visual but I have to warn you because it does taste awful unheated. You must prepare these noodles correctly in order for it to taste
edible good. I will share the cooking steps later in this article.
I will say that when you are a low carber you are so desperate for pasta the noodles will end up being your every day staple in the kitchen. I like to pair my "spaghetti" with mushroom stuffed chicken breast (no breading) or lean meat sauce. I found a marinara that only has 2 net carbs called Homemade Sensitive Formula Marinara by Rao's. I nearly died when I saw the label read 3 grams carbs 1 grams of fiber, which equals 2 net carbs.
Now I will apologize in advance for the spaghetti sauce pictures angle. I tried rotating it but it won't apply to my post. You can just click on the image of the sauce to see a less vertically challenged image. Ha. 🙂
I'm still learning my way around HTML. Also, you will notice my ground meat looks kind of chunky instead of crumbled. I don't like to waste food, so I used leftover hamburgers that we cooked on the grill the previous night and just crumbled the patties up. I don't normally ground my beef like the pic.
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The sauce is so yummy that it took over the weird texture of the noodles. I normally, as aforementioned, side the noodles with mushroom stuffed chicken breast (no breading) but wanted to use up the hamburger patties.
I completely forgot to mention the shirataki brand I use is Miracle Noodle Shirataki Pasta and that it only has 1 carb per serving (after you deduct the fiber) and 15 calories per serving however, I must note that a couple different website say it has zero calories and zero carbs--maybe a packaging error but either way it is still really low. Miracle Noodle Shirataki Pasta Spaghetti and Meat Sauce you will never be lonesome for pasta again.
Yeah, who am I kidding? I still prefer real pasta but shirataki noodles will help control the pasta dreams I've been having.