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Barenaked noodles

Discussion in 'Food, Nutrition and Recipes' started by Flic2019, May 29, 2019.

  1. Flic2019

    Flic2019 · Well-Known Member

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    So I really love pasta and stuff but need to cut it out. I have found these noodles which are no sugar and very low carb. They are pricey though so wondered if anyone had tried them and if so... what are they like?

    Or. Does anyone have any good other products like them? I’m wary of shirtaki noodles as apparantly they smell fishy before cooked and that’s one thing I wouldn’t be able to deal with.

    Anyway I will stop rambling. Link below if it works .

    Thanks for reading xxx

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Barenakedf...rtaki+noodles&qid=1559136811&s=gateway&sr=8-3
     
  2. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    So far as I know shirataki noodles are made from konjak flour as are these?
    They are ok as a transport of sauces but are pretty bland themselves..
    Personally I just make what ever I would have used as sauce and employ a spoon to transport it from plate to mouth and save the money on the "noodles" naked or otherwise. But that's just me...
     
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  3. Juicyj

    Juicyj Type 1 · Expert
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    There's quite a difference in carb values on these Konjac rice/noodle alternatives so check the nutritional value, although they are all promoted as low carb, you are supposed to wash them before using which get's rid of the smell and you can't smell it when they are cooked, but if you can't do without the noodle/rice/spaghetti part of your meal then they are an ok alternative, just bland. I have tried them a few times and they are ok, but I prefer making courgette spirals or cauliflower rice and less expensive.
     
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  4. Flic2019

    Flic2019 · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks guys. I probably won’t bother. Unless I find them a lot cheaper just to try.

    Cauliflower rice is intriguing. I’m going to try this :)

    Thanks again xx
     
  5. MeiChanski

    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I've never really liked the prepackaged low carb noodles or pasta, I've always enjoyed zoodles (Zucchini), caroodles (carrots) and cauliflower rice. Which are much healthier and lower carb to eat and doesn't take long to cook and can be eaten raw with other stuff.
     
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    Hotpepper20000 · Well-Known Member

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    xfieldok Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    What you basically need is a carrier for the sauce. Get a spiralizer and try the courgette noodles.
     
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    Caeseji Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Can confirm that spiralised courgette is amazing and fried rice made with cauliflower or broccoli rice is delish too! Much better than the konjac noodles/rice.
     
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  9. MeiChanski

    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I also like to note that if you have the time you can try making pasta using almond flour. It is a keto and LCHF friendly alternative :)
     
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  10. WuTwo

    WuTwo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    You got a recipe for that or is it the same ingredients as normal pasta but just with the substitution?

    It's an interesting thought!
     
  11. MeiChanski

    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I've read some people add tapioca flour which T2's might not be a fond of because of the carb content.

    https://www.gnom-gnom.com/grain-free-keto-pasta/ - I've found this recipe without tapioca flour, but instead coconut and almond flour with xanthan gum, I guess it stop it from falling apart.
    I've seen people bake bread, muffins, cake etc with almond flour.

    https://tasty.co/recipe/2-ingredient-pasta - I've also found this one which is cheese and eggs (not vegan friendly) but it is interesting to see pasta made with just those ingredients.
     
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    WuTwo Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    I've baked with almond flour too - it works very well.
     
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  13. Gran25

    Gran25 Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Thinly sliced cabbage is my go to substitute for noodles.
     
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    malcs90 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I use the bare naked rice and find it a good alternative if a little bit pricy.
     
  15. There is no Spoon

    There is no Spoon I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    But what happens if there is no spoon?
    :bag:
     
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  16. bulkbiker

    bulkbiker Type 2 · Oracle

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    Wow where have you been... long time no hear..well read I guess to be more accurate.
     
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    Diawara Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    where can i purchase almond flour at a reasonably price in the u.k. ? i used to grind up almonds in the food processer till it burnt out surely some one knows a catering suppliers website somewhere ?
     
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    LooperCat Type 1 · Expert

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    I get it in Makro, £10 a kilo.
     
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  19. MeiChanski

    MeiChanski Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Amazon or any health food store has it. But have a look in wholesale food places like Costco and Makro
     
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  20. welovedzig

    welovedzig Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    I have never found konjac to be the least bit fishy and you can get on Amazon at subscription prices.Good in a stirfry for a change.
     
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