Shirataki: Guilt-Free Pasta for the Health-Conscious
January 20, 2006
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It's the age old question in carb-counting Hollywood: how do you eat pasta without packing on the pounds? "Extra" has the answer, which has arrived all the way from Japan: Shirataki Noodles!
Lisa Lillien, the founder of Hungry-girl.com, a Web site devoted to foods with fewer calories that don't taste like diet foods, promised that Shirataki will make your plate spin.
"They will seriously change your life," Lillien insisted. "These noodles are a dieter's dream because you can have a huge bowl of pasta for just 40 calories."
That's right… 40 calories. An entire bag of Shirataki has just one gram of fat, six carbs and loads of protein. In fact, you can eat 20 times as much Shirataki as regular noodles. Made of yam, flour and tofu, Shirataki is easy to cook: just rinse, heat and serve!
"It tastes like fettuccine," one happy taste tester told us. "This does not taste like a diet food. I do not eat diet foods, and this is fabulous."
"Once you taste these noodles, you will buy them over and over again," Lillien insisted. "And you will forget real pasta exists. These are a dieter's dream come true."
Plenty of dieters are already convinced. Hungry-girl.com gets more than 1,000 e-mails per day from people trying to find the noodles.