That’s Strike Two

On my way home from work I snacked on one of my free LARABAR’s. I chose the Blueberry Muffin flavor this time and decided it wasn’t my absolute favorite, but it was alright. I wish it had more of a blueberry taste. Don’t get me wrong I really haven’t met a LARABAR I didn’t like, it just wasn’t my favorite.

It did a good job of stamping out my hunger and giving me energy for….Zumba! I had plans to meet my friend Amanda at a workout studio after work. This was a class we had taken before and with an instructor we knew we enjoyed, so I knew this would be a good Zumba experience unlike the last time Betsy and I tried a class out at our gym. It still makes me giggle thinking about the moves the instructor had us doing.

Before Zumba last night.

After Zumba. Glistening with sweat, and notice my huge smile. I had FUN.

It was definitely a good one! I shook it with every last ounce of my booty. At least Zumba was a success, because dinner was a total fail.

A couple of months ago, I bought Shirataki Tofu noodles which can be used as a substitute for pasta. I bought a different variety before and made them into a Thai peanut sauce type dish. They had turned out just alright, but I said I may have to try them again in a different way.

Well, here we are. This time around I bought spinach tofu noodles. I rinsed them very well (to get the stinky smell off of them), drained them, patted them dry on a towel, and placed into a bowl. I added steamed broccoli to the noodles along with two Laughing Cow Light Swiss wedges, a dollop of non-fat Greek yogurt, a dash of onion powder and garlic powder, and salt and pepper. I microwaved for 2-3 minutes, removed and gave it a stir.

It smelled good….

But I couldn’t get past the texture of the noodles. It’s hard for me to describe the texture but they were sort of gummy like to me. I took two bites of it and decided I couldn’t do it. I sat on the couch for an hour watching an episode of Modern Family before getting up to make something else for dinner.

At this point it was about 8:30 so I wasn’t going to go hogwild and bake a lasagna or anything. I decided on a PB2 wrap with Craisins (later I added some Welch’s Grape Natural Jelly).

Good old faithful PB wraps. They never fail me. I also had two large handfuls of sugar snap peas. So, that’s a strike two on the Tofu Noodles. I don’t think I’m going to give them another shot. Can’t say I didn’t try.

I am off for the day. I am so incredibly happy it’s Friday. Happy Friday to you all!

Question: Have you ever tried tofu noodles? What did YOU think?


This Post Has 3 Comments

  1. Lisa

    Hi Melanie,

    I have never tried tofu noodles, but a little over a year ago my doctor and I discovered I have a gluten allergy so I had to give up pastas, breads, cakes, cookies, etc. (basically all the fun stuff). While it was extemely difficult at first, I have learned to live with it. Being a marathon runner, I couldn’t really give up the carbs of pasta, so I have experimented with a lot of gluten free pastas. Some are really good and others are exactly like you described the tofu noodles, gummy and just plain not good. So, while you have tried twice now, it could be that you just have to find the right brand of tofu noodles or play with the cooking time (there is a very small window, I have found, to properly cook GF noodles- they overcook FAST). Or, try some GF noodles; I prefer ones made of corn or rice. Good luck!

    1. beautifullynutty

      Thanks, Lisa! A while back, I was tested for a number of food allergies and found that I am slightly intolerant to gluten. I can eat it sometimes with no repercussions and then other times eat it and not feel so hot afterwards. I do notice when I limit my gluten intake, I tend to feel a lot better. I will continue to experiment! I hope you are having a great weekend. 🙂

    2. beautifullynutty

      *Correction: I went to an alternative medicine specialist and he tested me for intolerances (I had said food allergy test previously). I was lying in bed last night thinking about how I had said that wrong and wanted to make sure I corrected myself!

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