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61 Calorie Dinner | Zucchini, Miracle Noodles, and Sauce

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I kind of loathe titling this post that way because I don’t count calories. But knowing that the miracle noodles are calorie free, I wondered what the calorie total would amount to. 61! Sounds pretty crazy, doesn’t it? A spaghetti dinner with only 61 calories…

The calories in this dish come from the sauce and the zucchini. The zucchini contributed 1 calorie per serving and the sauce 60 calories per 1/2 cup. Wild!

Have you heard of miracle noodles? They were introduced to me by Cassey over at Blogilates, a great site, where the focus is on fitness, food, and lots of Pilates.

I’m pretty familiar with making zucchini noodles and other various vegetable noodles with my spiralizer but I hadn’t heard of this product and I was a little suspicious at first. In fact, I still am, but I wanted try them, so I ordered a $30 variety pack.

I’m only suspicious because they smell pretty gross out of the package – this is coming from a girl that loves kelp noodles and consumes chlorella. After a little search, I was finally able to find a site, Natural News, that clearly articulated the what’s? and how’s? of the miracle noodle. Here’s a summary:

“They’re made out of konjac root, the source for glucomannan, which is used as a natural fiber in some nutritional supplements. This root has traditionally been used throughout Asia as part of a healthy diet, so it’s not new to the food supply.

What’s new is turning it into the shape of various noodles and using them as a replacement for traditional pasta. In that context, the noodles look like pasta and even have a similar texture as pasta, but they contain zero calories and no carbs.”

Both Jeremy and I thought the texture and taste was good. Jeremy might have even liked them more than me – maybe because he didn’t smell them straight out of the bag. {Wretch face} They were very filling too, just like they claimed.

The meal was very easy to prepare as the noodles don’t need to be cooked but rather warmed up to your liking, same with the sauce – a quick warm up.

  

61 Calorie Dinner | Zucchini, Miracle Noodles, and Sauce

    Ingredients

    • 2 bags of Miracle Noodle Angel Hair Pasta, drained and rinsed for about 15 seconds
    • 1 small zucchini, ends removed
    • 1 jar Classico Ripened Olives & Mushrooms (or other natural sauce - one without High Fructose Corn Syrup)
    • black olives (optional)

    Instructions

    1. Bring 8 cups of water to a boil in a sauce pan.
    2. While water is heating up use a spiralizer, knife, or potato peeler to chop or make long noodles out of the zucchini.
    3. Once water is boiling, drop in the miracle noodles and zucchini and blanch for 1-5 minutes. While they are blanching, heat pasta sauce up in a small sauce pan.
    4. When noodles are done, drain them using a colander and combine with pasta sauce.
    https://feedyourskull.com/2012/01/26/61-calorie-dinner-zucchini-miracle-noodles-and-sauce/

    While I liked them…I’m not sure I loved them. We’ll definitely use up the rest but in the end I’d rather grab a zucchini, sweet potato, or jicama and spiralize that to make noodles. Those are all low calorie and provide other nutrients along with some protein and fiber.

    What do you think? Would you try them or have you?

    xoxo