NoOodles

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As anyone who knows me knows, I love working out and I am a healthy eater most of the time. I look for foods that are low fat, low sodium, and low calorie. This is where NoOodle comes in; pasta without the carbs!

I was skeptical at first. There can’t possibly be a product out there like this-pasta noodles without carbs or fat or calories? These noodles are made from the yam-like root of the Asian konjac plant. Sound strange? Absolutely. However, these noodles are so easy to make and eat that you will quickly get over the strange name. These noodles come in a bag that you must strain in a colander and rinse in cold water for about a minute. There is a strong odor that comes from the mineral lime ingredient. Then you cut the NoOodles to the desired length and place them in a non-stick skillet. Heat the noodles on a medium heat for 2-3 minutes to absorb the excess moisture and top with whatever you choose to complete your meal!

I made the NoOodles with a basic marinara sauce for a low calories lunch and was pleasantly surprised!
Much like my usual spaghetti and marinara it tasted delicious, but the selling point was that it filled me up for the afternoon! I wasn’t back in the kitchen an hour later starving like I am after
my spaghetti dinner.

The NoOodles are all natural, no calories, no fat, no carbs, no soy, no gluten, taste great, and are filling!

Win A Bialetti PastaPot!

Bialetti, the leading Italian coffee and cookware brand known for its forward thinking in both innovation and style, recently announced the new 2012 colors for its original line of Pasta Pots. Sizzling Red, Smoky Gray and Magnetic Blue join the colorful line up of pasta pots that include Purple Passion, Blue Cheer and Orange Spice. Reinforcing Bialetti’s commitment to quality, innovation and style, the world’s original 5-quart Pasta Pots feature a distinctive oval shape that is designed to handle the length of uncooked spaghetti and lasagna noodles without breakage. When in use, the Pasta Pots feature an innovative lock-on lid with built-in strainer, eliminating the need for a colander. The aluminum pots feature heat-resistant Bakelite handles and a non-stick interior for easy clean-up.

My thoughts? I LOVE my PastaPot. I’ll be honest — I’ve never had one before. Instead, I had giant colanders that took up a ton of room in my kitchen. Needless to say, those are being turned into sandbox toys now! I have made spaghetti in my PastaPot several times now. The noodles don’t stick, and I can’t tell you how much I love NOT dirtying up something else I have to wash. I can made an entire box of spaghetti in the PastaPot (first plus), and I can drain the spaghetti with the strainer lid by myself (second plus). You also don’t have to break your spaghetti in half to make it fit (third plus!). It isn’t too heavy even with an entire box of spaghetti. I have made other noodles in there also, and it just works great. Another added plus is that my PastaPot matches my kitchen!

Since I am in love with my PastaPot, I have arranged for one of you to win one! Here’s what you need to do:

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