Today I am highlighting Genki USA’s newest product – Skinny Noodles Kale Spaghetti-style Shirataki to celebrate Day 4 of Celiac Awareness Month!
Last summer I was introduced to Genki USA Inc., maker of America’s Skinny Noodles brand shirataki products, and was fortunate enough to partner with them for a post and sampled their delicious low calorie and no calorie shirataki noodles. And I am excited to be working with them again!
On April 1st, Genki launched their newest gluten-free innovation: Skinny Noodles Kale Spaghetti-style Shirataki. The all natural, pre-cooked, spaghetti-shaped shirataki with kale is weight-loss and diabetic-friendly with only 15 calories, 4 grams of carbohydrates, no fat, and 3 grams of filling fiber.
Increasingly popular, nutrient-rich kale has been on plates since Roman times. Like shirataki, kale is a good source of fiber. Now Genki USA combines kale and shirataki in new Skinny Noodles Kale Spaghetti-style Shirataki. With a vibrant, fresh color and mild flavor, Kale Spaghetti-style Shirataki is ready-to-eat right from the package: Just drain; rinse well with warm water; then parboil, microwave, or pan fry for 2-3 minutes if desired. Unlike many other brands of shirataki noodles, all Skinny Noodles products including new Kale Spaghetti-style Shirataki are made in America, soy-free (tofu-free), gluten free, vegan, and suitable for those following the popular paleo diet.
With 4 grams carbs, 3 grams of fiber, and just 15 calories per serving, Skinny Noodles’ shirataki kale spaghetti is perfect for anyone who wants to enjoy delicious pasta dishes without the guilt. These tasty, gluten free kale spaghetti noodles can be used in any recipe that calls for traditional spaghetti, or you can get creative and make a dish all your own! I was worried at first that it wouldn’t been filling enough, and I’d still be hungry. But after a big bowl of these noodles and bolognese sauce I was full!
Skinny Noodles low-carb kale spaghetti couldn’t be easier to prepare, and once you’ve given them a try, you’ll never want to go back to carb-heavy, calorie-rich traditional pastas again.
- 2 8 oz packages Skinny Noodles Kale Spaghetti
- 1-3 garlic cloves
- 1/4 C chopped fresh basil
- 1 medium ripe and pitted avocado
- 2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1/2 lemon, juiced
- Kosher salt and fresh black pepper to taste
- Drain and rinse Skinny Noodles thoroughly.
- Parboil Skinny Noodles for 2-3 minutes, drain and set aside.
- Place garlic and basil in food processor; pulse to mince.
- Add avocado, oil, lemon juice, and 1 tablespoon water to food processor, and process until combined thoroughly.
- If sauce is too thick, add another tablespoon of water.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Toss sauce with warm Skinny Noodles and serve immediately.
- Per Serving: 175 calories, 16g fat, 9g carbohydrates, 6g fiber, 2g protein
Shirataki, Japanese for “white waterfall” after the noodles’ appearance, is made from the root of the Asian konnyaku or konjac plant, which consists primarily of a dietary fiber called glucomannan. Food products made from the root have been consumed in Japan and China for thousands of years. “New Skinny Noodles Kale Spaghetti is a quick, healthy option to replace traditional pasta and reduce calories and carbohydrates,” said Susan Bucher, President/COO of Genki USA. “Not only is it suitable for weight and diabetes management – it’s also a good source of dietary fiber and gluten free.”
Konnyaku root and shirataki are rich in dietary fiber that soaks up hunger. In the digestive track, the glucomannan fiber “sponges” up water, helping create a full feeling without gas or bloating. The fiber also reduces the absorption of carbohydrates and cholesterol to support weight loss.
Under the brand name Skinny Noodles, Genki USA Inc. offers six all natural shirataki items made from konnyaku root: Spaghetti, Angel Hair, Spinach Fettuccine, Macaroni, Rice, and new Kale Spaghetti. All of the items are low carbohydrate with 0-15 calories, no fat, and 3 or more grams of fiber per serving.
Pre-cooked Skinny Noodles Shirataki is a quick, healthy alternative to regular pasta, white rice, potatoes, and bread. To cut calories and carbohydrates, use Skinny Noodles Shirataki in place of all or half of the traditional starchy foods.
Now for the giveaway! One lucky reader will win a 6-pack of Skinny Noodles! To enter, simply click on the rafflecopter below.
This giveaway will end on May 20, 2015 at 11:59pm. Open to U.S. residents only.
Disclaimer: I received one or more of the products mentioned above for free. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I use personally and believe will be good for my readers. I was not paid to write this review.