Wednesday, May 12, 2010
Finding a good pasta on a Low Carb diet is really difficult. Even the whole wheat versions aren't that low, so that is why I was anxious to give "Tofu Noodles" a try. Anthony mentioned them as one of his favorite foods too! If you are really determined to stay low carb and really want noodles, these are a great choice.
That said, these aren't your everyday noodles! They are called Tofu Noodles because they are made of tofu, or soy beans. The noodles are already soft and need to be throughly rinsed and then briefly boiled before using them. Some brands recommend patting them dry in between those steps. They come packaged in water that has a very fishy smell and the rinsing and drying are to get rid of that smell.
There are several different brands of Tofu Noodles available. I liked the ones from House Foods best, mostly because of the noodle texture. They seemed less rubbery then the others. I found it best to use them in a way that distracted from their texture issues. Mac & Cheese and Tuna Noodle Casserole were a big hit in my house with these and were still Belly Fat Cure friendly.
Honestly, these aren't for everyone because the texture and smell can be distracting. But if you really want to keep pasta in your Low Carb diet you should give them a try. They have 0g Sugar, 3g Carbs and 2g Fiber for an S/C Value of 0/0. Compare that to whole wheat pasta that has 38g of carbs for about the same portion size!
Tofu Noodles cannot be frozen and as such, many retailers won't ship them during the winter. They need to be refrigerated at all times and many have a higher shipping cost because of that. My local grocery chain carries these in the produce section next to the tofu. I think Whole Foods carries them and of course you can get them at Amazon. Individually they are about $2.99 a packet which I used as two small servings.
Please share if you have tried these and let me know what you thought. And do you have a favorite Tofu Noodle recipe?
Disclaimer: This product was provided to me free of charge for the purpose of review, but in no way effected my review.