Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Fettuccine Alfredo {Single Serving}

I love a good pasta swap. Spaghetti squash is my usual go-to when I am trying to avoid the starchy wonders of pasta (whole wheat or otherwise) - but even when I do it in the microwave, I still find that it's a little time consuming to make. I needed something more.

As we all know, I frequent hungry-girl.com and I often see her kudos towards tofu Shirataki noodles (shira-whaaaaaat) and have started to become intrigued. I happened to notice the Shirataki noodles as I perused the produce section yesterday at my local grocery store, and threw them into my basket.

(Note: HG recommends House Foods tofu shirataki noodles, that are 20 calories per serving/40 calories per bag. There are others that she says are somewhat of a different consistency and 0 calories. The ones that I purchase by Nasoya do not contain tofu, but are also 20 calories per serving/40 calories per bag. I will say they had a somewhat chewy consistency, but I also have nothing to compare it to. Chewier than pasta, but tasted fine)

Next, I had to figure out something to do with them. (Only good thing about quarter close when tt is at work until all hours....I get to experiment with food that I know he would never eat!) - cue HG again, and her Fettucinne Hungry Girlfredo. Get ready to have your mind blown.  


The Recipe
Adapted from: Hungry Girl's Fettucinne Hungry Girlfredo
1 package shirataki noodles (fettuccine)
1 wedge Laughing Cow light swiss cheese
1-2 tsp fat free or light sour cream
2 tsp grated parmesan cheese
Salt & Pepper
Optional: Nutmeg (I added this because I add nutmeg to practically everything)

  1. Rinse and dry noodles well. Microwave in a bowl for 1 minute, and drain/dry again
  2. Break apart cheese wedge, add that, parm, and sour cream to bowl. Microwave for additional 1 minute, and mix thoroughly once cheese is melted.
  3. Add salt and pepper (and nutmeg!) to taste.

PER SERVING: 80 calories, 3g fat, 242mg sodium, 9g carbs, 4g fiber, <1g sugars, 4g protein -- PointsPlus® value 2*

When made with 1 cup cooked whole wheat pasta: 216 calories, 3g fat, 216mg sodium, 41g carbs, 4g fiber, 2g sugars, 9g protein -- PointsPlus® value 6*

Also, click here for other variations of this recipe including Chicken Alfredo and a veggie option. Stan, this one's for Y-O-U !!! muah!

Laugh much, cook often, and always wear stilettos
xoXO ~ Coleen

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