Updated start of June 2017
Typically on a Low Carb Diet you expect that Noodles & Pasta are off limits…. But how good is a chicken stir fry over noodles???
I’ve done some research and come up with this list of the best Low Carb Noodles, that are totally acceptable on a Low Carb Diet and as part of the 21 Day Low Carb Fat Burn.
Our criteria – 8g carbs or less per 100g
Please remember that these Noodles are the only ones recommended when eating low carb. As regular Pasta & Noodles has closer to 60g per 100g – a massive difference
Our Top Pick Low Carb Noodle!
Purified Water, Konjac Flour (5.2%)
Carbs per 100g: less than 1g
- I’ve been a huge fan of these noodles since they hit the supermarket shelves. They also have a Lasagne Sheets, Angel Hair Pasta, Fettuccine and Rice.
- They are all made from Konjac which is an Asian plant. Its really high in fibre but contains virtually zero Kj’s or Carbs.
- With all Slendier products – all you need to do is open the packet and rinse under warm water and a tip pat dry with paper towel, then add your favourite toppings. 🙂
- Slendier Noodles are all available in the Gluten Free/Health Food Section of the supermarket.
My favourite serving suggestion for the Noodles is our Spaghetti Bolognese recipe with LOTS of Cheese.
Changs Super Lo-Cal Wok-ready noodles
Konjac Root, Water & Stabiliser
Carbs per 100g: less than 1g
- Very similar product to Slendier – I just prefer Slendier as they are a great Australian Company.
- These Changs Super Lo Cal Noodles are in the Asian section of supermarket.
- Same tip as above for Slendier – rinse well and pat dry before adding toppings.
Ingredients: Bean Sprouts
Carbs per 100g: less than 1g Carbs and only 80kj’s
- This is probably one of the easiest options for a noodle replacement.
- Simply buy a bag of these from the fridge at the supermarket or fruit & veg shop – plate up and top with your favourite stir fry or pasta sauce.
- The hot topping slightly wilts the bean sprouts turning them into noodles.
Zoodles – Zucchini Noodles
Zucchini + Olive Oil
Carbs per 100g: 2g
- 100% Natural
- There are heaps of special gadgets you can get to make Zucchini Pasta/Noodles now – but this is the simplest! You can purchase Julienne Peeler’s at most supermarkets/department stores. Simply run the peeler down the side of the Zucchini and it will form thin spaghetti like strips. You can blanch the Zucchini as per instructions in our Non Recipe Book – or lightly stir fry with some olive oil.
- Once you pop your favourite stir fry or pasta sauce on it you can hardly taste the difference. Many people even think they taste better! I am a MASSIVE fan of Zoodles!
- Woolworths also offer a ready made version of these, found in the Fresh Food area in the store.
Spaghetti Squash Vegetable
Carbs per 100g: 6.5g
- This is a great option as its just a vegetable and all natural!
Heat oven to 375 degrees. Brush the inside of each half with olive oil and sprinkle with coarse salt and freshly ground black pepper. Place cut sides down on a baking sheet and put sheet into the oven. Bake for about 40 minutes, or until you can easily pierce the squash with a fork. Remove from oven and scoop flesh out with a fork. It will be all stringy like Spaghetti! Top with your favourite pasta sauce.
Per 100g this has 6.5g of Carbs – so it is higher than the actual Low Carb Noodles, however it is a greater lower carb option compared to regular Spaghetti – and like I always say – the more veggies the better!
Coles Carrot and Pumpkin Noodles
- Carrot and Pumpkin
Carbs per 100g: 7.4g
- 100% natural
- a good lowER carb option, still lower than pasta or noodles.
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