House Food’s Tofu Shirataki angel hair shaped noodle substitute is not the zero calorie, zero carb version of the traditional Japanese noodle made from the konjac plant. But with only 20 calories a serving and 3 grams of carbs, it’s an extremely low carb choice for people who want to enjoy pasta guilt free.
Shirataki literally means white waterfall in Japanese. The House Foods Tofu Shirataki is tofu-based yet still contains yam flour. The traditional Japanese no carb Shirataki is made with konjac, which is a plant also from the yam family.
As far as taste, the Tofu Shirataki tastes so much like regular noodles, you won’t be able to tell the difference as long as you follow a few tips:
No. 1: How to cook Tofu Shirataki: I like to rinse the tofu Shirataki and then cook it in stir fry. Sometimes I boil the Shirataki for a few minutes. Try not to smell the Shirataki until after you have cooked it since it does not have a pleasant smell coming out of the container.
No. 2: House Foods Tofu Shirataki comes in a plastic package with water which needs to be drained before using.
No. 3: House Foods Tofu Shirataki is gluten free.
No. 4: House Foods Tofu Shirataki is a vegan food with no cholesterol.
No. 5: House Foods Tofu Shirataki calories: One serving has 20 calories. An 8 ounce package contains two servings, which means an entire package has only 40 calories.
No. 6: House Foods Tofu Shirataki is eaten by a lot of people on the HCG diet because of the low calories. People on low-carb diets also like the fact it has only 3 grams of carbs per serving and also 2 grams of fiber per serving.
No. 7: House Foods Tofu Shirataki nutritional facts: It contains 10 percent calcium, 2 percent vitamin C, 2 percent iron, 1 gram protein, 15 mg sodium and only a half a gram of fat per serving.
No. 8: How to serve House Foods Tofu Shirataki: Boil for just a few minutes to heat it up. Then top with your favorite spaghetti sauce. Use in a beef and broccoli stir-fry or turn it into your favorite Pad Thai or Spicy Noodle dish. It’s also great for making low carb casseroles or for your recipe for low carb turkey tetrazzini.
No. 9: House Foods Tofu Shirataki ingredients: water, tofu, yam flour and calcium hydroxide.
No. 10: The low-carb House Foods Tofu Shirataki has the “Hungry Girl Approved,” label on it which means it’s deemed an excellent guilt-free noodle substitute.
For taste and nutrition, I give House Foods Tofu Shirataki five out of five stars. Find it at health food stores or in the refrigerated produce section.
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Source: House Foods Tofu Shirataki packaging