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shirataki noodles?

Anybody try shirataki noodles on the slow carb diet? They are Japanese flour-less noodles with almost no calories and mostly water and fiber content.

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Traditional shirataki are not soy, they are konjac. I would imagine since they have almost zero calories that they would be good for slow carb... just make sure you read the label to determine if you're getting konjac-based shirataki or soy/tofu-based shirataki

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shirataki_noodles

And thanks for the reminder, I meant to give shirataki a try with the diet to see how it holds up.. a little bit of "spaghetti" and meat sauce with spinach and lentils in it would do me some serious good when the pasta cravings kick in.

  • JoyMc commented Sep 21st 2011:

    My son is a pastatarian and the Miracle Noodles fulfill his need for noodling!

    Tip: rinse for 2-3 minutes, drain, and heat in hot dry pan is the best way to get the "weird" off of Miracle Noodles.

  • Lauren Featherstone commented Apr 23rd 2013:

    I use them. They have a buttload of fiber so beware. If you cook them they really don't have a flavor but if you want that texture go for it. I put it in with teriyaki chicken (I make my own sauce without sugar or flour) and veggies stirfry. It makes me think I'm eating chinese food :D

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I don't know about shirataki noodles, but I would think since they are soy they're a no go.

But I was wondering about Mung Bean Noodles? The clear cellophane noodles? I figure since they're entirely out of beans they would be OK (I'm also hoping because they happen to be my favorite kind of noodle.) But be sure to read the packaging - I almost bought some today that were also made with potato starch, I went back and bought the ones that had Mung Beans as the only ingredient listed.

  • Nadia Papineau commented Sep 21st 2011:

    Woops, I actually didn't mean to vote for this one. What I was going to do was write a comment saying that soy is allowed depending on how you feel about soy products.

    Mung bean noodles are made from mung bean starch, which would be similar to corn starch, so definitely a no.

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They are a soy product. I used to eat them once in a while when low-carbing. They should be fine to have occasionally on SCD, depending on your feelings about soy.

  • Steph commented Oct 8th 2011:

    well the original ones don't contain soy.

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I use Miracle Noodles as well as the JFC brand (neither are soy/tofu combinations) on the SCD and they work wonderfully. Miracle Noodles have a wider variety of styles/shapes of noodles, but both help with recipes that need a certain texture. I just used the 'rice' variety for red beans and rice and it was fantastic.

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