Low Carb Noodles with Chicken

Zero-Calorie (Low Carb) Noodles – Wow

by Eric on November 13, 2012 · 5 comments

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It’s generally not easy to eat noodles and maintain a low carb or slow carb diet.  This is pretty obvious.  So, today when I was browsing Groupon, I came across this deal.

It’s a deal for 24 8-oz. packs of NoOodle Shirataki Zero-Calorie Noodles priced at 50% off.  I’ve never tried these before, but I had to jump on this deal.

Think of all the low carb meal possibilities if you’re able to include something that is very much like the real noodles we all know and love.

Keep reading, and I’ll explain more…

I’ll be honest, I was skeptical at first, but here’s what Groupon’s deal page says:

“NoOodle’s angel-hair pasta provides a healthy alternative to traditional noodles thanks to its complete lack of calories, net carbohydrates, gluten, fat, sodium, and preservatives. Derived from yam flour, these high-fiber noodles require a simple rinse or dry fry to prepare before starring in your favorite soup, salad, or entree.”

Low Carb Noodles

[Image source: Groupon.com]

This is a pretty good deal that basically comes out to $1.50 per 8 oz. pack (and shipping is free).  In case the Groupon deal is expired before you get the chance to buy it, Amazon.com also has a pretty good price on this product.

The reviews on Amazon are all really positive, so I’m excited to try these out.  The main pointer that everyone seems to mention is that you need to give these noodles a good rinse before cooking them. From there, they apparently take on the flavor of whatever you cook them in.  Sounds good to me.

Feel free to share in the comments if you’ve ever tried these before. 

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newbodi.es November 14, 2012 at 4:15 am

I’m a little skeptical of these since they’re made of yam flour, and yams/sweet potatoes aren’t allowed. It’s hard to believe that they’re zero calorie given that they come from a starch.

I wonder if almond or coconut flour would work for making noodles. That would be allowed. Maybe you could look into that.


Eric November 14, 2012 at 5:40 am

While these are probably good for a low carb diet, I agree with you that they may not be suitable for the slow carb diet. Nevertheless, I’m going to try them out and see how they taste.

Almond or coconut flour noodles sound interesting – If I ever get into making my own pasta, I’ll definitely look into that. As of right now, I’m so used to not having noodles in my diet that it’s probably not worth it.


Carolyn February 8, 2013 at 8:53 am

I’m a big fan of spaghetti squash as a noodle alternative too. Super low cal and also take on whatever flavor you pair them with :)


Eric February 8, 2013 at 10:54 pm

Sounds good – thanks for the comment, Carolyn!


Rick April 3, 2013 at 11:45 am

Tried them a few weeks ago. They were like rubber bands, had a very distinct unpleasant smell and taste. I won’t be buying again.


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