Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Hungry Girl boosts shirataki noodles
Back when I was lackadaisically trying the Atkins diet for a few months, Matt used to call my shirataki noodles "flesh-eating noodles." That's because I told him that with only zero to 60 calories per package, they basically took more calories to chew than you took in. Plus they're made from konnyaku yam flour, which both fills you up and cleans you out. I started reading Hungry Girl around that same time, but quickly grew tired of her processed food, low fat-cheese approach to dieting. But as this NY Times story, Tofu Noodles Get a Lift, recounts, because of her endorsement, shirataki noodles have become wildly popular, and they've even redesigned the package to make it easier for calorie-starved folks to comprehend and put her logo on it. I don't recommend trying her scary-sounding faux alfredo, but the slightly slimy wide noodles are pretty good in Asian dishes like low-cal/low-carb drunken noodles, for example. See, bloggers can really make a difference, at least when it comes to noodles.
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