Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Miracle Noodles - A Type 1's Best Friend?

Imagine for a moment a food that doesn't require a bolus, has the consistency of pasta, helps diabetes research and has zero calories. No this isn't a mind bending exercise or an episode of the Jetsons the future is here in Miracle Noodles!

Kim had found out about Miracle Noodles a while ago from a triathlete friend, but had yet to try them. Monday night we decided to make a pad thai recipe with the enigmatic noodles. After our first nervous bite we realized the noodles are darn good! With 0 calories, 0 grams of fat, 0 grams of protein, 0 grams of carbohydrates, 2.5 grams of fiber and 0 grams of sugar you have to wonder what exactly you're eating. But the gluten and soy free noodles taste delicious and provide a great proxy for carb laden pastas.

Best of all a proceed of each purchase goes to the Diabetes Research Institute. I don't think the noodles will completely replace my carbohydrate craving, but it's nice to know that a product exists that doesn't require me to break the bolus bank.


Kim said...

i wish they would invent a 0 calorie, 0 fat, 0 carb chicken parm and gnocchi! but until then, more recipes using the miracle noodles to come!

PJ said...

They sound too good to be true. Question: Are the noodles slimy?

Scott K. Johnson said...

Wow! That sounds incredible! I'll give you a week or two to make sure you're still alive, then I might try them too. :-)

Alison said...

Yeah what Scott said. Is it really food if it has nothing in it lol?

jpnairn said...

The web site says "zero net carbs" which is not the same thing as zero grams of carbohydrate. I would be interested in what it says on the nutritional labeling, which should have a real number.
When they say "net carbs" be careful. Different companies use different formulas, but they all subtract something from the real amount of carbohydrates. That's why the "net" is there. They subtract grams of fiber from grams of carbohydrate. Sometimes they subtract the carbohydrates that come from sugar alcohols.
There may be some justification for doing this for the general public, or for type 2 diabetics, but it's not right for type 1 diabetics.

jpnairn said...

OK, I looked it up. These noodles are about 3 grams of carbohydrate per 4 oz. serving. That's pretty low, but not zero.