So, I realize I’m kind of a buzzkill in the carby noodle department. I’ve been known to take a great pasta dish and strip away every ounce of the fun pasta. It’s what I do. 😉 I try to make it up to you in other ways (hello, Protein Cheesecake), but I know I’ve scored some hate for my noodle theft over the past couple of years. Thanks to my friend Teri and the Miracle Noodle Company, I get to give your noodles back (and hopefully win back a few friends in the process).
Miracle Noodles are noodles (all sorts of shapes and sizes…even rice!) made of shirataki. According to the interwebs (and Miracle Noodle itself), Shirataki is made from the fiber of the Konnyaku Imo plant. It’s a type of yam, believe it or not. The noodles are made from the fiber of the plant and are super low in cals (and carbs…woo!) and high in fiber. Noodles are gluten free, sugar free, salt free, dairy free, soy free, vegan, and non-GMO. They are really close to the consistency of cooked pasta: soft, sort of jelly-ish (it’s a word now), and not very strong in flavor. Like traditional pasta, shirataki gets its flavor from the foods around it.
Miracle Noodle makes many styles of noodles, a variety of flavors, and several pre-made meals as well. Teri and Miracle Noodle were kind enough to send me a sampler pack so I could play with all the good things they offer…and they even offered TWO to share with my MacroEd crew. Stay tuned for details on that. Let me tell you about all the cool stuff in the box first!
If you can imagine a noodle shape, Miracle Noodle probably offers it. They have: fettuccini, angel hair, capellini, ziti (my fave!), and rice (I know it’s not a noodle, but it doesn’t have another home so it gets to live here).
Spinach (angel hair-ish)
Garlic and Herb (fettuccini style)
Black (angel hair-ish)
Ready to Eat Meals:
Aaaand bonus: Boba….like for bubble tea! (My understanding is that this style is being discontinued and I’m sad about it…but I want you to know that it did exist and was awesome!)
Here’s my take and macro-hacking advice:
You absolutely have my blessing to enjoy these noodles anywhere that you would eat normal pasta:
Fettuccini Alfredo? Yep…just add some protein.
Traditional Spaghetti? All day long.
Chicken Noodle Soup? You betcha. (add em back to our Chicken Noodle-less Soup)
Stuffed Peppers with the rice style? Yes, please.
These bad boys are low carb and high fiber. The calorie count is low and they’re really filling. Add that to the ease of prep and you have an awesome staple for our MacroEd kitchens.
We’ve talked a LOT recently about “No Prep Meal Prep” and the Ready To Eat Meals definitely fit the bill. I DO want you to add a protein (Weekly Chicken would be great in nearly all of them), but depending on how you prep, that could be as simple as warming it up w/ the noodles. The Pho is my fave. Just to give you an example, one package makes two servings (but you and I both know that really means one in MacroLand). For the whole package including sauce, the macros are 0f, 18c (of which 10 are fiber…we don’t adjust for net carbs but that’s an important thing to be mindful of), and 2p. You add a serving or two of cooked chicken and you’re set!
Miracle Noodles come packaged in water (or a watery solution…idk) and need a little love as you prep them, but then they’ll be amazing. I asked Teri for the details on how to prep them correctly for the best taste and consistency. She shared the Miracle Noodle directions:
There are a couple of different ways to prepare the noodles and each way yields a different noodle texture. The first step is to empty the noodles into a colander and drain the water that the noodles are packed in. Bring a pot of fresh water to a boil on the stove. Add the noodles and boil for one minute, drain in colander and pat dry with a small hand towel or paper towel. Or, you can return the noodles to the hot pot after draining and “dry roast” them by moving them around until all water is absorbed and the noodles “squeak” letting you know they are ready. Then add the noodles to your dish.
Dry Roasting is a common Japanese method of preparing shirataki noodles. Go to: http://www.miraclenoodle.com/t-how-to-cook-shirataki-noodles.aspx for detailed instructions.
That prep method worked great for me. I had already planned to make Pizza Chicken for my family, so I used that as an opportunity to kinda segue into Pizza Chicken Parmesan. I rinsed and dry roasted a package of angel hair noodles and placed my pizza chicken on top. Y’all. Wow. Pizza chicken is already pretty amazing and filling, but this brought it to another level. Sometimes our recipes can be really dense: lots of macros in a tight package. But the Miracle Noodles offer more volume so you get the full feeling and are eating more food without wrecking your macro goals.
We also threw some Weekly Chicken into the Pho and loved it! I haven’t had a chance to work through all the styles and flavors yet, but I’m excited to get to play with more of these. Most of all, I’m so excited for you all to try these!
Locally, you can purchase these at Wholi Moli and everyone everywhere can pick them up at MiracleNoodle.com Miracle Noodle has been awesome enough to offer a Sampler Pack for one of you to try, but everyone can get their hands on one here: https://miraclenoodle.com/collections/featured-products/products/ultimate-variety-pack.
Okay, now on to the cool part! We’ve partnered with Miracle Noodle to giveaway not just one but two Ultimate Variety Samplers! The more ways you enter, the more chances you have to win!
This variety pack is the perfect introduction to our products. It contains our best sellers and enough variety to satisfy you for every meal of the day. There isn’t a noodle or pasta recipe that you can’t duplicate as a low calorie, low carb alternative with this variety pack. From Capellini Pomodoro to Spinach Pasta with Pesto to your favorite Asian Stir-Fry with our Angel Hair Miracle Noodles. We have found that people who try this variety pack often become life long customers when they see the variety and ease of creating low carb, low calorie super satisfying dishes with our products. With our new Ready To Eat Meals added to this – you will be inspired in the new flavors you can make!!
1 bag Angel Hair
1 bag Fettuccini
1 bag Capellini
1 bag Miracle Rice
1 bag Spinach Angel Hair
1 bag Black Angel Hair Pasta
1 bag Ziti
1 Ready-to-Eat Spaghetti Marinara
1 Ready-to-Eat Pad Thai
1 Ready-to-Eat Vegan Spaghetti Bolognese
1 Ready-to-Eat Green Curry Noodle
1 pack Dry Kanten Pasta
To Enter: Click here and follow directions for multiple ways to enter. You can earn up to EIGHT entries! I’m so excited for our winners!!! https://gleam.io/8HATU/win-with-miracle-noodle-and-macroed Contest ends 6/22 at 11:59pm. Go! Hurry!
Big truth: I’ve missed playing in the kitchen and sharing it with you.
Bigger truth: I’m excited to have the opportunity to bring more fun projects, meals, products, etc to you in the coming months.
Best of luck to everyone in the giveaway. And win, lose, or draw, I think you’ll be happy with yourself if you add these to your regular routine. Grab a package and get to experimenting. Let me know what you think and show me your creations by using our hashtag: #getmacroed.
You guys are the best. I’ll be back with you again soon!
All the best,
P.S. Don’t forget that our challenge registration is OPEN now through July 3rd! New Challenge begins Monday, July 3. We can’t WAIT to help you change your life and you’re relationship with food. getmacroed.com/challenge for details.