Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Pasta Zero Plus ~ Review

I was so super excited when I found these in my grocery store:

As the packaging says, they are a low calorie, low carb pasta, fortified with iron, gluten free, vegan and free from eggs gluten and dairy.  They are made of:

  • water
  • konjac flour
  • chickpea flour
  • potato starch
  • calcium hydroxide
  • reduced iron
  • folic acid

I've been wanting to try them for such a long time.  Hungry Girl has been eating shirataki noodles for as long as I can remember, but they have always been really hard to find.  When they came to my grocery store, I grabbed them and changed my menu plan to include spaghetti.

They are really quick and easy to cook.  Let me just start by saying, the smell you encounter when you open the package is a little overwhelming.  Thankfully, I had been warned about it so I knew to expect it...and now you do too. To alleviate some of that smell, simply strain and rinse.  Several times.

I warmed mine in the microwave for 1-2 minutes.

Or you can par boil them for 2-3 minutes.  Drain again and it's ready to eat!  (I rinsed mine again with hot water...just to be sure.:)  You can also heat them a dry skillet for a couple minutes to dry them out.

Here's my bowl of spaghetti:

A giant bowl - I did not finish.  They filled me up quickly.

The texture is VERY different than regular spaghetti noodles, it is a little more slimy.  In retrospect, I probably could have heated them a little longer in the dry skillet and that may make them less slimy.

Overall, I'd probably give these noodles 4 stars out of 5.  A definite must try!

There are some great nutritional aspects to these noodles.  They have FAAAAAAAAAAR less calories than traditional noodles (shirataki = 15 cal per serving vs. traditional = 210 per serving), the shirataki have zero grams of fat, only 4 grams of carbs (compared to 42 grams in traditional noodles) and zero grams of sugar (compared to 2 grams in the traditional).  They do, however, have only 1 gram of protein versus the 7 grams in the traditional noodles.

We eat a lot of spaghetti around here.  It's quick, easy and Daddy Goose makes a killer pot of spaghetti.  I don't know if these will be my go-to noodles, but a good purchase.

Have you ever tried any of these type of noodles?  If so, let me know with a comment how you liked/disliked them.

Always ~ Momma Goose

No comments:

Post a Comment

I'd love to hear from you ~ leave me a comment!

~ Momma Goose