Tuesday, January 26, 2010

have you heard?

like every bride to be, i'm trying to drop a few pounds before the wedding. well - it was a few pounds. and then i gained some weight my first semester of grad school. so, now i'm trying to lose a few pounds times two. (in case anyone is wondering, a few pounds times two = about ten pounds).

i've never been very good at dieting, but i'm more committed than i've been in a long long while. so, while researching some low calorie dinner options i ran across a recipe for pasta alfredo that boasted to be under 400 calories a serving. now i was always under the impression that alfredo sauce has like a million and one calories in every drop, so i was intrigued. The trick to keeping the calories down?
Instead of using real pasta, the recipe called for shirataki noodles.

shirataki noodles? yep. shirataki noodles. They are a traditional Japanese noodle that are made from the roots of the konjac plant (whatever that is). read: they are low calorie, low carb, and low fat. From what I can tell, they don't have anything that good for you in them nutrient wise, but they certainly don't seem to be bad for you. and obviously, they are diet friendly.

i'm going to pick a package or two up this weekend and test them out. have you ever tried shirataki noodles? what are your  diet tricks?

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