Monday, 29 December 2008
Japanese wonder noodles!
Well, it's back to work tomorrow, 9-6. Then I have Wednesday and Thursday off--wahey!
This blog entry is just a shout-out about shirataki noodles. I tried them for the first time tonight and was very pleased. If you haven't heard of them, they are noodles made from konnyaku (a Japanese tuber) flour and are virtually free of calories and carbohydrate. They're nothing really but water-soluble fiber. The great thing is they take on the flavour of whatever they're cooked in. I just had a big plate of pasta with a mushroom tomato sauce for only 165 calories! I am well chuffed with this discovery, and have gone straight to Japan Centre's website to order more. (www.japancentre.com sells packets for only 69p each).
Here are some links if you're curious to know more:
Konnyaku and shirataki FAQs
Breakfast: 2 slices wholemeal toast with peanut butter and jam
Snack: mango smoothie
Lunch: leftover chili with wholemeal pitta and 'sheese' spread
Snack: half a punnet of blueberries
Dinner: shirataki noodles with spicy tomato stir-thru sauce, mushrooms and basil; steamed broccoli, carrot and cauliflower
45 minute body scan guided meditation--I didn't sleep through the whole thing this time! Only about half of it. Ha!