I love pasta. Like, I would eat it every night if I could. But alas, pasta is high in calories—even the whole-wheat, high-fiber kinds—and I don’t do pasta portion-control well. A 1/2-cup serving just isn’t enough in my book, no matter how much I try to fill up with a side salad. So, when I first heard about Tofu Shirataki Noodles, I was elated. These noodles are made out of tofu, which is a tad odd I’ll admit (and I’m even a regular tofu nut), but one package has only 40 calories, one gram of fat, four grams of fiber and two grams of protein. Wow.
3 Ways to Try Tofu Shirataki Noodles
2. Soup it up. You can use the noodles in a variety of ways, including in soup. I had recently bought a can of Progresso’s Hearty Tomato Soup, so I decided to give it a go. Once added, the noodles were still chewy and slimy, but I liked them better when they weren’t the star of the show. In fact, you could make a full meal of the soup by adding in some low-fat turkey meatballs. It would be like SpaghettiOs, only good for you. After this revelation, the noodles started to grow on me.
The Fit Bottomed Girls’ Take on Tofu Shirataki Noodles
While the fettuccine noodles probably aren’t for everyone, the spaghetti noodles were pretty awesome. With only 40 calories for almost two cups of noodles, they’re definitely worth a try.