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!

Mini Meatloaf Sandwich Bites

 

(Recipe courtesy of the Quick Meal Queen, Natashja Szortyka)

 

Mini Meatloaf Sandwich Bites
 
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Ingredients
  • 12oz Mama Lucia Meatballs
  • 1 can Pillsbury® Crescents (Original)
  • Marinara sauce
  • Freshly grated parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Thaw out meatballs in microwave for 1 minute; cut in half.
  2. Dip each half in marinara, then roll them in the cheese until they are well coated
  3. Separate dough into triangles. Wrap dough triangle around two meatball halves. Place on ungreased cookie sheet.
  4. Bake at 375°F for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden brown
  5. Optional: With about two minutes left, sprinkle parmesan cheese on each crescent.