ZERO CALORIE NOODLES – Pad Thai Recipe, seriously.



The folks at Miracle Noodle sent me a pack of shirataki noodles to try and I couldn’t wait to see what culinary magic I could conjure in the Blogilates kitchen. These noodles are ZERO CALORIE and ZERO CARB! Sound too good to be true? Well, I did a little research and I’ll tell you why they are 0 cals.

These noodles are made from a Japanese yam called konjuc or elephant yam. The end product is 97% water and 3% fiber in the form of a viscous liquid. Makes sense. They come in a bag full of water! The highly soluble fiber is known as “glucomannan”. According to a study review by University of Connecticut researchers, glucomannan can help lower bad LDL cholesterol, triglycerides, fasting blood sugar, and even body weight. Scientists in Thailand found that just 1 gram has the power to significantly slow the absorption of sugar into your bloodstream after you eat a carb-loaded meal. I’ve also heard that it helps with constipation.

All in all, it’s a win-win noodle! It was hard to find anything BAD on it. If anyone knows about something I didn’t mention, do comment!

On to my tasty Pad Thai recipe…

I was feeling quite Thai that night so of course I had to make Pad Thai! My other Thai dish loves include Pad Se Eew and Vanilla Fried Ice Cream :)

Here’s my super low calorie recipe for Miracle Noodle Pad Thai:

MAIN INGREDIENTS:

* 2 bags of Miracle Noodles Fettucine

* 1 chicken breast, chopped

* 1 small head of broccoli

* 2 carrots

* 1 can of straw mushrooms

* 2 green onion stalks

* 1 small onion

* 3 garlic cloves, minced

FOR THE SAUCE:

*1/4 cup lite low sodium soy sauce

* 1/2 cup freshly squeezed lime juice

* 2 TBS of peanut butter (I used Better N Peanut Butter, only 100 cals per 2 TBS vs 200 cals using regular peanut butter)

* 2 TBS sriracha hot sauce (It was pretty spicy and I liked it but for the average person, I’d suggest you stick to just 1 TBS)

* 1/4 cup Splenda (you can use sugar if you want but my nutrition info is based off of Splenda)

DIRECTIONS:

1. Pour noodles out of bag into a sifter and let drain. Rinse with cool water. Then place in a bowl of warm water for 2 min. Pour on paper towel and pat dry.

2. Steam your chicken breast! Slice into small chunks when ready.

3. Then steam your broccoli and your carrots which should be chopped up. Chop up all your veggies.

4. To make the sauce, simply mix all of the sauce ingredients together, mix it up and place in the microwave for 20 sec.

5. Now to the pan! Lightly oil your pan with extra virgin olive oil and add minced garlic. Then add sliced onions. Once onions have turned a little clear, add the mushrooms, broccoli, carrots, and chicken.

6. Sautee a little and pour 1/2 of your sauce on top. Mix around.

7. Then add your noodles, stir, and add the rest of the sauce.

8. Lastly, garnish with some chopped green onion on top. Give a quick stir!

9. You’re done! EAT!!!

There it is! Delish huh?

TASTE:

Noodles reminded me of glass noodles at a Chinese restaurant. I loved it. Slightly chewy and it bounced around in my mouth. That was pretty fun. The sauce was so perfect – the intensity of the lime really brought out the authentic Thai taste. This Pad Thai dish was a definite success!

NUTRITION INFO (for 1 serving): 150 cals, 3.3g fat, 13.5g carbs, 4g fiber, 18.8g protein.

This recipe makes 4 servings. You can buy your own Miracle Noodles here!

Comments

  1. Going to try this recipe tonight. It looks great.
    Do you know how much sugar and sodium are in 1 serving?

    Thank you so much for sharing.

  2. Tried out the Miracle Noodles! I ordered the angel kind becuase those are my favourite noodles.. I find that these are way to small though, I cant bite through them because they are so tiny! lol. Ill use up my order but then ill probably use the fettuccine.

    As for the recipe its delicious. Great sauce!!

  3. This was ABSOLUTELY SUPERB. lost for words.

  4. Hey Cassey! I was wondering… instead of sugar/splenda, would pure raw honey work as a substitute? just wondering b/c it has less calories…

  5. Cassie,

    This was SO GOOD! Thanks for sharing :)

  6. LePooke says:

    Just made this with shrimp instead of chicken and it was really good! thanks for the awesome recipe Cassey! I would love to see more Miracle noodle recipes!

    xoxo Danielle

  7. I just made this recipe earlier and it was AMAZINNGGG!!! Seriously, best pad thai I’ve had and I’ve eaten my fare share of Asian cuisine. The lime juice definitely takes it to that next level! I omitted chicken (I’m vegan) and added sugar snap peas…yum!! Definitely try this one guys!
    Oh and the noodles: yes they have a funny smell when you open then but rinse well, and when you cook them they taste great with the sauce. I didn’t have any problems with the texture either.

  8. Replacement says:

    Its like you read my mind! You appear to know a
    lot about this, like you wrote the book in it or something.
    I think that you can do with some pics to drive the message home a bit,
    but instead of that, this is fantastic blog.
    A fantastic read. I’ll certainly be back.

  9. i have been craving pad thai and fried rice, is there any other way i can make them without using miracle rice or miracle noodles?

  10. Victoria says:

    Lol would it be going to far to say that Miracle Noodles saved my life? Probably, but either way it has sure helped me fulfill my Italian/ French carb cravings!!

  11. Hi! I came across this last night and used your recipe, but made it a little lower in calorie! It was so good!!!

    For the sauce, I only used 1 TBSP of Peanut butter, the juice of one lime, 2 tbsp low sodium soy sauce, one TBSP chili paste and 1/2 packet of splenda, and I added some water to increase the volume without increase the calories and then used 1/2 in my lunch and plan on using the other 1/2 of the sauce in my dinner.

    It was so good!! I also added in bean sprouts, cilantro, and chives, I cant remember if you added cilantor or not but cilantro is KEYYYYY in this it brings out an amazing fresh tasting flavor!!

    As a tip for miracle noodles, if you let it stir fry in a non stick pan alone with maybe 1 spray of pam, and let it fry for about 5 minutes, the noodles are much better, it seems to change the texture in a way that makes it not so “jiggly” when you are eatting it, i mean its not a DRAMATIC change but its HUGE improvement, especially to those who may not 100% love the texture.

    Anyways so good

    Oh I also used shrimp instead of chicken— as a lower calorie substitute, I ended up making a huge bowl for about 145 calories!!

  12. Yum! I’m so excited to make this tonight.

  13. This is such a great recipe! I have made this twice and modified the recipe a bit. I’m vegetarian so I use tofu instead of chicken (works great). Cauliflower and celery work well when you don’t have mushrooms or carrots. I did want to include carrots (it makes it look nicer) but I’m not a fan of mushrooms. Next time, I’m going to add more veggies and a variety of veggies! Also perhaps more tofu! I’d like to add peanut crumbles on top as well, that would be sooo good! Thanks for sharing this recipe – I know I’ll be making it again!

  14. I just bought some Miracle Noodles and am SO excited to try this recipe – I have been craving Thai food so this is gonna be good!

  15. how much does the sauce make? and what is the measurement for one serving of the pad thai?

  16. Connie Hanson says:

    I just got the Miracle Noodles, and was honestly afraid I would hate them. I love Pad Thai, and this recipe is fabulous!! I used 2 T of Sriracha (another new experience, loved it) and crunchy peanut butter. I will definitely be buying more Miracle Noodles, and eating this again. Thank you, Cassie! You are adorable.

  17. Hi Cassy!!
    I love this recipe it was so great! but the first time I made it there was four of us to eat it, but now that theres only me what can I do with the rest of it can it be refridgerated for the next day?

  18. I tried your recipe & I loved it! I’m Asian, so I don’t mind the fishy-like smell when I first opened the Miracle Noodles package. As soon asI rinsed it in water, smell was gone. I added a tbsp of fish sauce into my pad thai along with a handful of bean sprouts, jalapeno peppers & the remaining ingredients from your recipe.Noodles were chewy, but yummy! Finally, an alternative to my love for Thai Jasmine rice. Can’t wait to try your Pho version of Miracle Noodles!

  19. Emmaline says:

    Hi cassey. I was wondering if there is any other sauce I could use instead of the Sriracha?

  20. Delicious! Satisfied my Thai cravings!

  21. I made this — used the PB2 instead of the PB and also threw in some edamame I had. Was so good!!! Making again!

  22. Ashley Marie says:

    What can I use to replace with the miracle noodles?

  23. Just made it-that was seriously the most delicious thing I’ve eaten all month. Only, I used lemon juice instead of lime because that’s all I had. And I used less peanut butter because I only have the regular kind (plus I’m doing the 90-day challenge). Still, it blew my mind away. First time using Miracle Noodles (my order just arrived today!) and I am so happy :) Love your recipes, Cassey!

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