Hey everyone, today I am going to talk about two of my favorite packaged foods. I hope i can give you some good information on the products, and maybe you will even want to go check them out and give them a try!
HOUSE FOODS TOFU SHIRATAKI FETTUCCINE NOODLES
Serving Size: 4oz
Servings Per Container: 2
Fat Cal: 5
Total Fat: 0.5g
Sat, Trans, Poly and Mono fats: 0g
Total Carb: 3g
Ingredient List: Water, Tofu, Yam Flower and Calcium Hydroxide
I absolutely LOVE this stuff. The entire bag (8oz) is only 40 calories, 30mg of sodium and 6g of carbs! If you tried to eat the same amount of regular whole wheat Alfredo noodles, your looking at 150-200 calories, and 41g of carbs! These tofu noodles are a great substitute and I really do eat them all the time.
When you open the package you are going to be a little weirded out by the smell... the package refers to it as its "authentic aroma"... whatever... it smells funky. Just make sure you follow the directions on the package for preparation (rise thoroughly with cold water, and par boil for 2-3 minutes, or microwave for a minute). I always microwave mine, then drain them again because they will let out some moisture, and i don't want to water down my pasta sauce when i mix them together.
My favorite way to eat them is by sauteing up baby spinach and sliced mushrooms, and adding in Classico brand Light Alfredo Sauce, heating it thoroughly then adding in my microwaved and strained tofu noodles.
Some people don't like them because of their texture, because obviously they aren't going to taste or have the mouth feel of regular pasta, but I don't mind it.
You can find this product in your grocery stores health section with the tofu!
EZEKIEL 4:9 ORGANIC LOW SODIUM BREAD
Serving Size: 1 slice
Servings Per Container: 20
Calories from Fat: 5
Calories from Saturated Fat: 0
Total Fat: 0.5g
Sat, Trans Fat: 0g
Total Carbs: 15g
Ingredients: Organic Sprouted 100% Whole Wheat, Filtered Water, Organic Sprouted Barley, Prganic Sprouted Millet, Organic Malted Barley, Organic Sprouted Lentils, Organic Sprouted Soy Beans, Organic Sprouted Spelt, Fresh Yeast, Organic Wheat Gluten
I freakin' LOVE this bread. You know why i love this bread so much? Because of the ingredient list. Look at it!! You can pronounce EVERYTHING. There are no preservatives, no additives, NOTHING. It is entirely organic.
You have to keep this bread in the freezer, due to the fact that it has no preservatives/additives to keep it from going bad like all those other breads you see at the food store.
I know what your thinking, "melissa, it is 80 calories a slice! that's 160 calories just in bread for my sandwhich". Stop thinking that way! I know there are a lot of "Light Breads" out there that are 45 calories a slice, believe me, i use to eat those too. But have you looked at the ingredient list on those bad boys!? High Fructose Corn Syrup?? And a whole list of additives that a chemist can only pronounce? No Thanks! You have to pick your battles when it comes to what you eat, and this is where I picked mine. I LOVE this bread and i will never eat any other kind now.
When i first tasted it, i was a little confused by it, because i was so use to that soft, overly processed, preservative filled bread that we are all accustom to eating. It's much more heartier than the bread your use too. It feels like you eating something substantial and good for you. It tastes i think, the way bread is SUPPOSE to taste.
The company has a huge line of different organic breads, but i have only tried the Low Sodium one. And as you can see on the nutritional info (and the ingredients list), low sodium means NO SODIUM. i freakin' LOVE that!
You can find this product, or other Ezekiel 4:9 products in your grocery stores health food freezer section!!
I hope you all enjoyed that, and i was able to give you all some new information and idea's on things to look for in the grocery store! I will be doing many more product reviews, and I even plan on doing health book reviews.
Love & Best of Health to you all!