By Bernadette Kathryn, LMT, IHLC



I love stir-frys, Asian flavors and a quick cooking dinner with lots of vegetables. You might have already noticed that I tend not to keep recipes traditional and this is no exception. I figure that if we are all here to learn how to improve our default eating habits, going strictly traditional for any specific recipe will only perpetuate the issues that challenge us in the first place, something about most recipes needs to be altered to provide us with the flavor we crave and the health we desire, tricky sometimes. I like to keep pretty standard flavors mixed without using corn starch to thicken the sauce, it’s not really necessary.


So what we have here is very simple and satisfying:


My standard vegetables for stir-fry are:

  • napa cabbage
  • sweet peppers
  • scallions
  • celery
  • radicchio or purple cabbage
  • snow peas


I chose chicken because it’s readily available, lean and what most of my clients want ~ you can use tofu, shrimp, turkey, pork, beef, or fish ~ it’s really up to you, your taste, budget and what’s available.


What’s really different here is the inclusion of Shirataki Noodles, aka the ‘Miracle Noodle’ because they are reported to have:


  • 0 (zero) carbs
  • 0 (zero) calories
  • 0 (zero) fat
  • gluten free
  • soy free
  • cholesterol free
  • vegan and kosher

So what are they made of, you might be asking — a water soluble fiber that has been around and used for many years in Japan. “The soluble fiber found in the Miracle Noodle slows digestion and prolongs the sensation of fullness and is an essential part of any weight loss program. You also absorb more nutrients in the foods you eat with the Miracle Noodle due to the slowing of digestion. By slowing the digestive process, there is a slower absorption of glucose which then requires a slower release of insulin from the pancreas which aids in the normalization of blood glucose after eating a meal. Soluble fiber binds bile acids that are secreted from the gall bladder. These bile acids have cholesterol in them and are bound up by the soluble fiber in the Miracle Noodle and then excreted.”


These noodles come packaged in a liquid that must be drained and rinsed, follow the package directions, it’s very easy.  They come in angel hair and fettuccini style noodles, I prefer the angel hair because the texture is different from a regular pasta noodle and the larger noodle feels a bit rubbery to eat.  It’s not so bad you wouldn’t want to eat it, but the angel hair is a much nicer texture for me. I also prefer the taste with asian flavors more than traditional Italian flavors, and they both work better than never eating noodles ever again!



Give them a try and let me know what you think ~ they really do help with the feeling of fullness and compliment the stir-fry very nicely.



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