Shirataki noodles

Jeanae
By Jeanae Latest Reply 2013-10-30 19:05:29 -0500
Started 2011-12-15 18:26:58 -0600

I was watching tv and a chef said e uses this type of noodle because he is diabetic and this was lower in carbs , 0 sugar, lower glycemic index… Has anyone tried them before? Where do you get them? How do they taste?


5 replies

Gabby
GabbyPA 2013-10-30 18:02:32 -0500 Report

I finally tried some. I bought mine in the organic section of my grocery produce section. The ones I had were 4g of carbs for about 1 cup of noodles and only 15 calories to boot. They have kind of a fishy smell, but once they are "dry" enough to eat, they are not bad. If you keep what you put on it low carb, it can be a winner. My whole dinner tonight was only 31g of carbs with noodles, sauce and veggies all combined. So I am happy with them. I will only do them as a treat, as they are $2.50 for a package that has two servings in it.

Graylin Bee
Graylin Bee 2013-10-30 19:05:29 -0500 Report

Bought two packages last week. Don't know if they are similar to the ones you tried. I meant to check my BG after having some as a mac and cheese breakfast after a long shift. But fell asleep instead, I was exhausted.
Seemed OK. Thinking they might work better with as a tuna casserole type comfort food. Didn't notice a fishy smell, but the cheese may have masked it. Or, that might be why I kept thinking "This needs some Tuna fish" while I was eating it.
I think they cost about a buck 30 more where I found them. So yes, only as a treat. And only if I manage to check my BG to see if they really are worth it.

alanbossman
alanbossman 2011-12-15 20:08:22 -0600 Report

I have tried them I used them to make spaghetti with. It was okay but great to keep your BS from spiking. They are pricey though I got mine at Whole foods
Alan

Caroltoo
Caroltoo 2011-12-15 18:37:50 -0600 Report

It is a Japanese noodle made out of the root of plant much like a yam that is essentially tastless but picks up the flavor of all things cooked with it. If you google Shirataki Noodles or go to the ShiritakiNoodle.net site it will give you that information. If you can't find some locally, I've noticed them on sale in several sites online.