Oh, the Weight Loss Possibilities with Low-Carb Pasta

Oh, the Weight Loss Possibilities with Low-Carb Pasta 0

Some people think of weight loss diets as a drag. The BariatricPal Store heartily disagrees. We think of them as an opportunity to eat better, get creative, and learn about new, healthier options that are just as satisfying. Case in point: Shirataki Noodles.

Freedom for Your Meal

When you start with a serving of pasta that has less than 30 calories and is carb-free, you have a lot of freedom when building the rest of your meal. You can add in some healthy protein, healthy fats, and even high-fiber carbs, and still come out with a low-calorie meal. This is exactly the point of choosing one of the Shirataki Noodle varieties of Zeroodle Pasta.

Shirataki Yam Noodles

Shirataki Noodles are made with konjac flour from the root of the konjac yam. They have no fat and hardly any carbohydrates – just a few grams of fiber. Each serving has only 28 calories. It sounds too good to be true, and that may be why people call them a miracle.

Pasta Favorites Minus the Carbs

You can try Shirataki Noodles in your favorite recipe or in a stir fry, or try adding ingredients such as the following combinations with less than 200 to 300 calories per serving, but a wallop of fiber and protein.

  • Tomato sauce and ground turkey meatballs with a touch of parmesan cheese on top.
  • Cottage cheese, cinnamon, and apples.
  • Spaghetti bake with pureed pumpkin, cheddar cheese, and broccoli florets.
  • Tuna noodle casserole with Cream of Mushroom Protein Soup for extra protein.

Rice, Soup, and Even Breakfast

The possibilities are nearly limitless when you have low-calorie Shirataki Pasta. Try any of the following, and use them as a springboard for your own weight loss ideas.

  • Broth or Chicken Protein Bouillon, vegetables, and beans or chicken for a hearty soup.
  • Eggs, mushrooms, and spinach (pasta for breakfast!).
  • Beans and cheese or chicken with salsa for a naked burrito.
  • Egg, shrimp, snow peas, carrots, and diced bell peppers for fried rice.

Weight Loss Magic in Seconds

Shirataki noodles just need to be drained and rinsed before you use them. They come in spaghetti, fettuccini angel hair, penne, and even rice shapes. Each package contains four servings. You can choose from a 1-pack, 3-pack, or 6-pack of each shape, or choose the Variety Pack.

Having low-calorie pasta and rice options gives you freedom to put together the nutritious, filling meals you need to lose weight and stay satisfied. Use your imagination and Shirataki Noodles to put together hearty and healthy meals every day.

Low-Carb, High-Protein Pasta for Weight Loss 0

What would you do if you lived in a world where pasta was high-protein, low-carb, and diet-friendly? You’d better start thinking about it, because you do live in that world. Maybe you’d try one of these high-protein recipes and lose weight a little faster.

Tuna Noodle Casserole

Nothing says comfort, home cooking, and weight gain better than tuna noodle casserole – until now. Make it with Quest Spinach Fettuccini Pasta, and your casserole will say comfort, home cooking, and weight loss. Toss it with prepared BariatricPal Cream of Mushroom Protein Soup and add your choice of vegetables such as green peas, diced carrots, and zucchini slices. Season it with soy sauce and garlic and onion powder to taste, and bake it.

Spaghetti and Meatballs

Here’s an old classic, without the classic carbs and saturated fat. Heat up Low-Carb Spaghetti and toss it with ground turkey meatballs seasoned with Tomato Parmesan Flavor Pack. Cover it with chunky tomato sauce, and finish off your low-carb, high-protein dish with shredded low-fat parmesan cheese. Hint: if you just want to heat and eat, go for BariatricPal Spaghetti Bolognese!

Spinach Fettucine Alfredo

Skip the Italian restaurant’s version of this dish, and save yourself 1,000 or more calories plus hundreds of grams of carbs. Start with BariatricPal cheesy Fettuccini Alfredo Pasta. You can make the dish your own by adding as many veggies as you want; spinach leaves, sliced carrots, and broccoli florets are popular choices. You can also get an extra dose of protein by mixing in cooked chicken breast, shrimp, or crab meat.

Mac and Cheese

Here’s a creamy, satisfying version you can make yourself using BariatricPal High Protein Fettuccini. Heat the pasta, then melt in 2 ounces low-fat or fat-free cheese singles (American cheese) or spreadable cheese wedges. Top with 2 tablespoons low-fat Parmesan topping and add black pepper to taste.

Okay, this isn’t quite “macaroni” and cheese, since you’ll be using spaghetti or fettucine shaped noodles. But feel free to cut the noodles before cooking them if you prefer the shorter pieces.

Chicken Noodle Soup

What better to curl up with on a cold day or when you’re feeling a little down than a big bowl of chicken noodle soup? When you opt for low-carb noodles, there’s no reason not to. Add a bag of BariatricPal High Protein Fettuccini to BariatricPal Protein Chicken Bouillon, then mix in your favorites. You can add chunks of cooked chicken breast, cooked vegetables like green beans, cole slaw (shredded cabbage) mix, onions, carrots, celery, tomatoes, or broccoli – be creative! With the mix of protein, antioxidants, and fiber, you can’t help but feel better with this soup.

Chow Mein

Put down the phone. Don’t call for Chinese take-out. Go for your own chow mein instead. Drain Low-Carb Spaghetti well, then heat it in a pan with a bit of sesame oil. Mix it with soy sauce, red pepper flakes for spice, garlic, and onions, then add your choice of veggies and diced chicken or lean beef.

These recipes can keep you excited about your diet while keeping the calories and carbs down. They’re easy to make, and you can tweak them to meet your needs. Bon appetite!

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