Yes, you heard me right zero carb spaghetti that’s also zero calories! WHAT!!!!!!
I’ve been looking for a low carb spaghetti for YEARS! I’ve tried Miracle Noodles and I’m sorry I just can’t do the Shiratake noodles. I can’t stand the texture. Shiratake noodles look just like glass noodles (which I love). Over the years they’ve started producing them in all forms not just spaghetti but also rice, etc.
It’s starting to get colder here and I’ve been craving spaghetti which is where this rabbit hole begins.
No this wasn’t a Pinterest rabbit hole, which is pretty awful, this was the Amazon habit hole … SMH!
I can’t even begin to tell you how many gluten free, low carb and keto pastas I looked at, researched and read reviews. It came down to a kelp pasta and a yam fiber spaghetti. I went with the yam fiber spaghetti. Honestly, I’m still very confused how this is low carb as in zero net carbs. It has one carb and one gram of fiber so if you’re counting net carbs it has zero. I can’t even begin to explain how it has zero calories … no clue.
There are two 7oz packages in one bag. I read the reviews on this and a few people said that it upset their stomachs since it’s made with fiber. I’m not sure how much they were eating but I just used a couple of fork fulls and then added 1/2 a cup of the spaghetti sauce that I made. Now here’s the brutal truth. No it does NOT taste like spaghetti. Is it a good alternative YES but you have to go in with the mindset that it’s not pasta!
I followed the directions on the bag which says to drain one pouch (I put it in a mesh sieve). Rinse under running water for one minute. There’s a foul smell so be prepared (I wasn’t). The smell goes away after it’s all been rinsed. I then put the spaghetti in a pot with some butter and put it on high. Kind of like the shiratake noodles you want to get the water out. The butter was a dumb idea because the noodles did not absorb the butter it just became a puddle at the bottom of the pot.
Now, here’s the thing these noodles take on the flavor of whatever you put them in otherwise they’re tasteless. So I highly recommend a casserole, some type of Italian dish, soup or even curry. I made instant pot Italian Chicken Chili from Keto Instant Pot (page 98). It was the closest thing I could find to a spaghetti sauce that was keto. Instead of using ground turkey or chicken I used ground beef because that’s what the grocery store had. Also, Hunt’s Stewed Tomatoes are my favorite. I think they have the best flavor so that’s what I used. I also used Hunt’s Tomato Sauce. My plan had been to put the noodles in the instant pot while everything cooked but there was SOOOOOoooooo much chili that I thought the noodles would get lost.
I ate the noodles two ways. One was to just put the noodles in a bowl and put the sauce on top. The cookbook suggests to put a dollop of sour cream on the chili and sprinkle with dried chives …. DELICIOUS! The second was I put the noodles in a tupperware container, put the sauce on top, stirred it all up so that the noodles were covered up by the sauce and put it in the refrigerator to sit overnight and I had it for lunch. I always think Italin food tastes better the next day. It’s like the flavors have had time to dance and blend together. The noodles were so flavorful but it didn’t change the texture like I was hoping. I don’t want to talk you out of the noodles. They don’t taste bad they’re just a little chewy. Kricket’s never had real noodles so she gobbled them right up. Besides pasta this brand also has rice. That probably would’ve been a better place to start since there’s not a whole lot of chewing involved in rice.
Here’s a tip from me: when taking a bite of the noodles make sure you get some of the meat so you really don’t even notice the spaghetti. I feel like after you’ve eaten this a couple of times you won’t think twice about the chewiness of the pasta. It’s just a new product that you’re introducing to your tastebuds.
Yes, I will be ordering more from this brand probably the rice.
Have you tried this pasta yet? What’s your favorite way to fix it?
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