I had eggs and yogurt for breakfast. Chicken, cottage cheese, sliced turkey, fat free chocolate pudding (BTW, total new, kinda scary, obsession with this stuff. It's AMAZING.) and a hard boiled egg for lunch and snacks. Then tonight I made a Shrimp Scampi with Miracle Noodles. Those little noodles are pretty darn good. Basically they're some faux pasta made from some plant in Asia. They have ZERO calories, carbs, fat, etc. There's nothing there. Nothing. It's just remarkable. I mean, I'm sure there is a micro speck of calories, but who counts those anyway! And they didn't taste half bad, a little chewy, but that didn't bother my any.
Here's the recipe, next time i'm going to make a few changes, which I've noted:
1 lb peeled shrimp1/2 lb peeled shrimp 2packets shiratake noodles 1 packet
- 3 tbsp minced garlic (the more the better)
3tbsp lemon juice 2 T Lemon PepperPaprika, Pepper and Blackening Spices to taste Garlic SaltGarlic Powder
- 2 tsp Butter Flavoring
2 tbsp low fat sour cream1 T fat free sour cream and 1 T fat free milk
coldwarm water over shiratake noodles and drain.
- Set aside.
- Spray 0 calorie oil in a medium sauce pan.
- Saute garlic for a few minutes.
- Add the shrimp and noodles and saute until shrimp is almost cooked.
- Add remaining ingredients.
- Season until you are happy with the flavor.
When shrimps are ready, add the shiratake noodles and toss.
- Let stand for a few minutes so that noodles can absorb the flavor.
I switched their recommended noodles with the Miracle Noodles (they're pretty much the same). To prepare those you first need to rinse them really, really well. They kinda have a fishy smell when you open the package, oh, they're packaged in water by the way. So I plugged my nose and rinsed away in warm water for a good 5 minutes. Then there was some suggestions on the web to dry saute them in a frying pan to eliminate all water, which helps them have a texture similar to flour-made pasta. I did all that, then started preparing the shrimp.
I also don't have the nutrition data for this meal, with this diet you don't really count anything, but using fat free everything and the Miracle Noodles I doubt there's much there anyway.
Here's a pic, it's not the best, but what can you do:
|Note to self: Do not enter in any food photo contests because you suck.|
|You can barely tell, but the noodles are translucent.|
I only got through about 3/4 before I thought I was going to explode because I was so full. Even now, four hours later, I'm still full.
After I felt that my stomach had de-bloated from the noodles and I wasn't going to blow chunks on the floor, I took Wyatt for my 'prescribed' 20 minute walk. You'd think that with all the running and playing that dog does he's be in better shape. About 10 min into our little jaunt, Wyatt is hyperventilating and I was pretty sure I was going to have to carry the 80 lb fur ball the mile back to our house. I mean, jeez, it was so bad I thought someone was going to think that I was abusing him.
Here he is, and I might add he has not moved positions in about an hour: