Have you ever heard such a thing? Noodles with no calories. Yes, I said ZERO calories — No Fat. No Net Carbs. No Soy. No Gluten!! How can this be? Have I lost my mind? Is there such a thing as a food with NO Calories?
Well, I’m putting my faith in the packaging and it says ZERO. From what I’ve read, it is fact. These calorie free noodles from the No Oodles company are made from yam fiber have no nutritional value other than a negligible 1g of carbohydrates.
I spotted these noodles on a trip to Whole Foods and as soon as the NO calorie label caught my eye, I knew a package was coming home with me. When I opened the package and took a look, my initial reaction was that they looked just like rice noodles or as they’re also called, Glass or Cellophane Noodles.
Actually, my first impression was that they were a little
yammy Asian unfamiliar smelling, but I read the package and followed the directions which said to rinse them in cold water for a minute and it quickly dissipated and smelled like … well … absolutely nothing and frankly, tasted like nothing. But that’s not a bad thing when the sauce takes center stage.
I didn’t know what to do with them. The noodles are bright white and rather flimsy and in an already cooked state, but hold up to handling. It left me a little at a loss for what kind of preparation to use. I couldn’t imagine them in a Western style dish so I did what came to mind … Noodles in Peanut Sauce. Yes, these no calorie noodles suddenly ended up costing me some Weight Watchers Points, but it was well worth it. Here’s how it stacks up:
- 1 Package of NO 0odles = 0 Points Plus
- Sauce = 4 Points Plus
A couple of ounces of Udon noodles in place of the NO oodles would have cost an additional 5 Points Plus making the dish 9 Points+. That said, this dish has won me over and I’ll be heading to the market to pick up another package of No Calorie NO 0odles on Saturday. During my search for information on No Oodles, I found a site that offers No Calorie Rice as well! I can’t wait to try it, although I don’t know what to think about the texture. I’ll keep an open mind.
If you were to try No Calorie Noodles, what would you do with them?
|No Calorie NO oodle Recipe||
- 1 Package NO oodles, rinsed according to package directions
- 1 tablespoon Peanut Butter — creamy or chunky
- 1 tablespoon Rice Vinegar — if you don’t have Rice Vinegar, any White Vinegar will work
- 1 teaspoon fresh, minced Ginger
- 1 teaspoon fresh, minced Garlic
- 1 tablespoon Soy Sauce
- 1/2 teaspoon Sriracha sauce — or according to heat preference
- 1 Green Onion, sliced
- While the noodles are draining, heat a small saucepan on the stove.
- Add all other ingredients and stir to combine
- When the peanut butter is “melted” remove from the heat
- Let sit for 2 minutes
- Pour over noodles and combine
These delicious noodles will cost you 4 Weight Watchers Points +