Tofu Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs

June 14, 2012 at 5:06 PM | Posted in diabetes, diabetes friendly, low calorie, low carb, tofu, Turkey meatballs | 3 Comments
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Today’s Menu: Tofu Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs

Tofu Spaghetti! This is a great Pasta substitute. I used House Tofu Shirataki Spaghetti Shaped. I rinsed and heated the Tofu by the instructions, which I left at the bottom of the post along with description and web links. Plus it’s only 20 calories and 3 carbs per serving! It comes packaged 2 servings per bag and with the low calories and low carbs you can have both servings for only 40 calories and 6 carbs. That’s a huge difference between whole wheat pasta and the tofu calorie and carb count. You’ll have to give this a try I think you’ll be surprised. I left the Tofu info and web site link at the bottom of the post.

For my sauce I used my favorite pasta Sauce, Bella Vita Low Carb Meat Flavored Pasta Sauce. If you watching the calories and carbs this sauce is the Bomb! Comes in Roasted Garlic and Meat Flavored and is only 70 calories and 6 carbs! The Meatballs were Honey Suckle White Turkey Meatballs. Love these Meatballs great flavor and they make a delicious Meatball Sub! They are 190 calories and 6 carbs per serving (3 Meatballs). I seasoned it with McCormick Grinder Italian Seasoning and topped everything with a sprinkle of Kraft Shredded Parm and Kraft 2% Shredded Sharp Cheddar. 330 Calories and 16 carbs for a Spaghetti Dinner, not including your bread. For dessert later a Yoplait Chocolate/Banana Smoothie.

 

House Tofu Shirataki.

Tofu Shirataki is a great pasta alternative made from blending the root of the Konnyaku – a member of the yam family and tofu.
It is a healthy, uniquely textured noodle – that pleases people of all ages!

VARIETY OF SHAPES:
Macaroni New!
Spaghetti
Fettuccine
Angel-Hair

*The Macaroni shape is available in only selected retailers.

LOW CARB – only 3g of carbs per serving
LOW CALORIE – 20 calories per 4 oz serving
FIBER – 2g per serving
NO CHOLESTEROL
NO SUGAR
GLUTEN-FREE, DAIRY-FREE
CONTAINS 10% CALCIUM
VEGAN
KOSHER CERTIFIED

*TOFU SHIRATAKI CANNOT BE FROZEN

Directions:
Step 1: Empty your noodles into a strainer, and rinse them with water to get rid of the liquid they were packed in.

Step 2: Dry them as thoroughly as possible by blotting with paper towels — remove as much moisture as possible. We cannot stress enough how important this is.

Step 3: Cut them up a bit; they can be VERY long. (Fun fact: We once found a noodle that was six feet long!) Kitchen shears (scissors you use only for food) make this super-easy.

Step 4: Heat your noodles for a minute or two in the microwave or in a skillet on the stove. (If microwaving, you may want to blot for liquid one more time before adding sauce.)

http://www.house-foods.com/Tofu/tofu_shirataki.aspx

http://www.hungry-girl.com/biteout/show/2157

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  1. Thanks for a good, informative post on shirataki noodles. I know the word must be getting around because one of our big grocery stores carries them. But I have a question: it’s about the drying…I’ve never done that. I put them in a strainer and give them a good rinse and then use them anyway I want to. What do you think the drying does?

    • I actually went through the drying process as the bag instructed and then tried just a strainer as you did and there is no difference that I could find. A strainer is fine.

      • Thanks…I never looked at the instructions originally! 🙂


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