New in the Market: NoOodle Noodles Without Calories

by Jo-Ann Heslin, MA, RD, CDN on November 18, 2010 · 15 comments

We love to try new foods. Some are great and become staples in our kitchen. Others don’t measure up. See what you think.

Impossible, you say? We thought so too. But a new brand of noodles, NoOodle, has no calories, no fat, no gluten and no preservatives.

The noodles do have 1 gram of carb per serving, but under nutrition labeling regulations that small amount can be stated as 0 on the label. Accurately, 1 gram of carb equals 4 calories—not enough to quibble about.

NoOodle is made from water and yam flour. For centuries yam-based noodles have been used in Asian cuisines. Terri Rogers, founder of the NoOodle Company served them at her restaurant in Highland Park, Illinois, and they became so popular she founded the NoOodle Company.

Plain angel hair noodles are sold in 8-ounce bags, which can be stored at room temperature for 6 months and refrigerated for 6 weeks after opening. No cooking is needed—just rinse the noodles for 30 seconds and add to any recipe.

In addition to the plain noodles, Heat ‘n Eat—refrigerated, preservative-free, gluten-free, single-serve entrees—are available in 10-ounces packages. The current varieties include Terri-Yaki Chicken (80 calories, 650 milligrams of sodium), Mamma Mia! Marinara (70 calories, 480 milligrams of sodium), Ultra-Lite Primavera (30 calories, 360 milligrams of sodium, and Say Cheese, Pleeeze! (100 calories and 190 milligrams of sodium). Distribution of the products is currently limited but the company is looking to expand to more retailers. Check the website to buy online or to find retailers in your area.

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