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As a gluten free girl, finding the right substitute for pasta noodles can be difficult. I haven’t really found a noodle I’m in love with yet, but my quest to find that noodle led me t0 Miracle Noodle – and I’m so glad it did!
Miracle Noodles are perfect for anyone looking to cut back their carbs (because it’s only 5 calories per serving – and the entire bag is less than 15 calories!), and it’s perfect for someone who is gluten free and who is continuously frustrated with the current gluten free pasta options on the market. Most gluten free and regular pasta options are loaded with calories and no nutritional value.
What Is a Miracle Noodle?
Miracle Noodles are known as shirataki pasta – it is gluten free and vegan. The ingredients, as listed on the bag, are Purified water, Konnyaku flour, β-Carotene, Calcium hydroxide. It is high in fiber and the real nutritional value comes by limiting your empty-calorie pasta consumption and eating this as an alternative.
I was excited to try these noodles. I could feel the squishy goodness in the bag already!
As stated in the directions, I rinsed the noodles thoroughly with cold water for 30-60 seconds. The noodles give off a slight mushroomy scent that I can’t quite explain. I don’t recommend taking a huge whiff until the noodles are plated and topped with sauce. Once rinsed, I added the noodles to boiling water for 1 minute, then drained and plated them.
Before adding my favorite toppings, I taste-tested the noodle in its pure form. The mushroom scent was still there, but fainter than it was prior to boiling. The texture is spongy like a soft noodle, and there wasn’t much of a taste to it. My kids taste-tested them with me and enjoyed them too. Even though my kids aren’t gluten free, it’s nice to know they’re eating a healthier alternative to pasta.
I topped the Miracle Noodles with my best pan-fried chicken recipe, along with my go-to lemon piccata sauce. The noodles promptly soaked in the flavor of the sauce so much so that you couldn’t smell the mushroom odor. As I ate the entire bag of Miracle Noodles, I enjoyed every bite and felt guilt free too. After dinner, I felt full, but not bloated like you do after eating a plate of noodles.
Overall, I highly recommend Miracle Noodles to all my readers and friends, so much so that Miracle Noodles made the recommended gluten free products list. I plan to use these noodles as a substitute in all my noodle dishes – topping them with pasta sauce, butter and gluten free tamari.
Trust me, you’ll want plenty of these little “miracles” if you’re a pasta lover like me!