- Tastes great, and can be combined with many sauces
- Effective food to compliment a diet (makes you full)
- Shirataki noodles have excellent health benefits
- For the whole family, and are affordable for every budget
Dukan Diet Shirataki noodles are thin, low carb translucent traditional Japanese noodles. Shirataki noodles are also sometimes called yam noodles. They are mostly composed of a dietary fiber called glucomannan and contain very few calories and carbohydrates (sometimes even zero). They do not have much flavor by themselves, but will absorb any sauce or spice that you combine with them. Shirataki noodles are made from yam flour, which comes from the roots of the yam-like Konjac plant grown in Japan and China.
The soluble fiber found in Shirataki Noodles slows digestion and prolongs the sensation of fullness and is an essential part of any weight loss program. Replacing one meal per day with Shirataki Noodles will significantly raise your needed fiber intake and dramatically lower your total calorie intake.
Shirataki Noodles may help cholesterol levels. Soluble fiber helps lower total cholesterol by lowering low-density lipoprotein (LDL or bad cholesterol level). It binds to bile acids that contain cholesterol that is secreted from the gall bladder and helps to quickly eliminate them from our system. Studies also show that a fiber-rich diet can reduce blood pressure and inflammation, which can also protect the heart.
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- 2 packets of Dukan Diet Shirataki Noodles
- 6 eggs
- 1/3 cup water
- 1 shallot, chopped
- 1 cup broccoli, chopped
- 1 teaspoon oregano flakes
- Sea salt and pepper, to taste
- 1/8 teaspoon olive oil
Drain the Shirataki in a colander and rinse under running cold water. On medium heat, heat oil in a large nonstick frying pan and brown the shallot for about 2 minutes. Add chopped broccoli, then add the Shirataki. Beat the eggs with the water and add spices. Pour into the pan and cook 3-5 minutes, until the frittata sets. Transfer to oven and broil for 5 minutes or until evenly cooked. Cut into 4 equal slices and serve immediately.
Dr. Dukan's Noodle Soup
- 1/2 lb. leeks, white part only, washed well.
- 2 heads endive
- 1 fennel bulb
- 2 small zucchini
- 2 onions
- Dukan Diet Shirataki Noodles
- Salt and pepper
- Nutritional yeast flakes
Prepare Shirataki noodles according to package directions. Cut leeks, endives, fennel, zucchini, and onions into pieces. Place in pot. Fill to just covered with water. Bring to a boil, then reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Add the drained Shirataki noodles to the pot. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Spoon soup into serving bowls. Sprinkle each with nutritional yeast flakes and serve hot.
Mediterranean Spinach Fettuccine Shirataki
- 2 packages Dukan Diet Spinach Fettuccine Shirataki
- 1/2 cup Marinara Sauce
- 1/3 cup water
- 10 raw jumbo shrimp
- 6 bay scallops, sliced in half
- 6-8 oz. white fish fillet (such as cod, halibut or monkfish)
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
- 1/3 cup fresh basil leaves, chopped
- 1/8 teaspoon dried oregano
Prepare the Shirataki noodles according to package instructions and set aside in a bowl. Turn stove top to medium heat and add water plus a tablespoon of the marinara sauce to a large frying pan. Add scallops, shrimp and tomatoes to the pan, then saute for a few minutes (until shrimp look almost pink). Add the Shirataki noodles, basil, oregano and the remaining marinara sauce and sautï¿½ for another couple minutes. Serve hot.