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!

Seared Steak

Seared Steak
 
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Ingredients
  • 12 oz steak
  • 6 oz broccolini
  • ½ oz dill
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 oz peanuts
  • ½ t cinnamon
  • 4 T butter
  • 2 T Olive oil
Instructions
  1. Bring pot of salted water to a boil. Cook the broccolini in the boiling water for 30 seconds.
  2. Fill a large bowl with water and ice cubes.
  3. Drain broccolini and transfer it to the ice water. When cold, set aside.
  4. Chop the dill.
  5. Peel the sweet potato and cut into 8 equal pieces. Add the sweet potato pieces to a pot with cold water. Bring to a boil, lower the temp, and simmer for 15 minutes.
  6. Drain the sweet potato and return to the pot. Add 2 T of butter and cinnamon and mash with a fork.
  7. Season the steak with salt and pepper. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium heat. When hot, cook the steaks for 2 minutes on each side. Remove.
  8. Heat 1 T of oil and the remaining butter in a pan over medium heat. When the butter has melted, add the peanuts and stir for 1 minute.
  9. Add in the broccolini until hot and crispy.
  10. Serve the steak with the sweet potato and broccolini on the side. Top with fresh dill.
Nutrition Information
Calories: 649 Fat: 38g Carbohydrates: 35g Protein: 43g

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