One of our vices or some would call it an addiction is carbs. We just can’t seem to break ourselves of eating too many carbs.
I have found a food that satisfies our reward mechanism in our brain by visually and physically giving our brain what looks to be a pasta noodle.
Nutritionally it is not carb-filled pasta, but instead, soluble fiber that looks like a noodle and has the similar texture of a carb-filled noodle.
They are called glucomannan noodles…
They are super versatile and can be eaten cold or hot. They also absorb any flavors you mix with it which makes them appealing in just about any healthy recipe that calls for pasta.
Best of all they are ZERO calories…
This recipe below is a delicious Salmon Pesto Pasta recipe using glucomannan (shirataki) noodles.
Enjoy this recipe and so will your brain’s reward mechanism. You are satisfying that urge to eat carbs, yet filling your body with soluble fiber that is zero calories and zero carbs.
Salmon Pesto Pasta Recipe:
7 oz of Shirataki (glucomannan) noodles
1/4 cup pesto (prepared)
1 pint of cherry tomatoes (cut in halves or diced)
10-12 oz of Salmon (cooked)
In a large pot of boiling water, add the shirataki noodles. Heat them in the water for 1-2 minutes and then drain once the noodles are hot. Keep the drained noodles in the pot and add the pesto, diced tomatoes, and cooked salmon. Place pot over medium to low heat with all the ingredients and mix together until hot throughout. Probably will take 2-3 minutes. Portion out on your plate, sprinkle with parmesan cheese and enjoy!
Shirataki noodles are one of my secret weapons I use with my clients when they come to me looking to lose weight or break their addiction to carbs. Combined with flexible carb cycling they shed their excess body fat quickly and minimal effort.
Take a look at what Mike was able to accomplish when he followed this same program.