Skinny Noodles are shirataki noodles, made from an Asian root called konnyaku or konjac. They are not only gluten-free, but also weight loss and diabetic friendly because they are low calorie and low carb with 0 fat. They are quite filling, too, as I have had to share mine with the kids lately since the baby is taking up too much room. 🙂
Skinny Noodles’ biggest drawback is that they smell kind of fishy. But after you’ve rinsed them for a couple of minutes (and especially once you add some sauce or something), the smell disappears.
And no carbs! They don’t cause my blood sugar to go up at all. They are a firm noodle, not falling apart as you eat them. They don’t have a lot of flavor to them, so they go well with just about anything.
Two days ago, I enjoyed (immensely) a wonderful, fast lunch with Skinny Noodles Spinach Fettucine, alfredo sauce, some leftover rotisserie chicken from Sam’s Club, and some parmesan. Oh, it was nice (and easy on my blood sugar!). It took me less than 5 minutes to prepare, too. Carter and Corice love them, also, though I mostly keep them for myself (hey, I’m the one watching my blood sugar). They are one of the rare things I enjoy eating these days.
Skinny Noodles also come in Angel Hair, Macaroni, and “Rice” varieties.