Noodles that don’t pile on the calories!
Slendier is a noodle made from a root vegetable in Japan named Konjac (pronounced Con-Jack). This “magic vegetable” has many wonderful qualities. Konjac is higher in fiber and has less carbohydrates and calories. It is a wonderful alternative to pasta since it is only 10 calories per serving compared to 200 calories for average pasta.
I am on a constant roller coaster of eating healthy. I have good weeks that I maintain my healthy eating habits and other weeks that I find myself just grabbing whatever is fast. We’ve all been there. Some weeks I get a dinner plan for the week, shop for healthy ingredients and cook dinner every night. Other weeks I find myself not even considering what is for dinner until 5 pm and I am left with just making do with whatever I can. Which usually means fast food of some sort like ordering a pizza, burgers or something else that isn’t very healthy. What is frustrating on this roller coaster is that I am dragging my family up and down this crazy ride with me. I am on a constant search of healthy ingredients that I can keep on hand to help me increase my good dinner planning weeks and decrease my weeks of just grabbing food.
I was intrigued by Slendier pasta alternative. This pasta is made from a vegetable in Japan called konjac. The most attractive attribute of this pasta alternative is its low-calorie count. Only 10 calories per serving of konjac. Now, just to be clear, this is a decent sized serving. I know we have all seen some “serving sizes” that are ridiculous. But, Slendier is a nice sized serving per 10 calories and what is even better is that since it is only 10 calories you can have more servings without feeling guilty!
Slendier comes in many different forms. Rice, Spaghetti, Fettuccine, and Vermicelli are a few I was able to try out. They also have Angle Hair Pasta Style and Lasagna Style on their website. I have tried other pasta alternative that come from vegetables and the flavor seemed to overwhelm the dish. You can reshape cauliflower to look like mashed potatoes but you still taste the cauliflower. These noodles were good in the way that there wasn’t a strong after taste. The consistency is very similar to noodles so over all I really liked them. I would pair them with a stronger flavor sauce to please the whole family and everyone can save on calories.
Over all I highly recommend Slendier since it is so easy to make. Just rinse and let sit in hot water for one minute. Add your favorite sauce or veggies and you have a wonderful, filling meal in minutes.