This blog is for and about the Webster family. Each of us want to make choices every day that will result in optimal health and fitness. We represent different generations and different places in life - from empty-nesters to young families to students. Our health goals are as varied as we are, but we want to have a common place to post our progress and our challenges. We will be accountable to each other - to provide support, design incentives, share information we come across, and in general cheer each other on and celebrate our steps toward fitness! If anyone happens upon this blog and is inspired to be more fit and healthy that is icing on the cake. So here we go!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Kathy - Fun new (and healthy) food.

Tonight for dinner made stir-fry and served it on Shiratake Tofu Noodles.  Interesting stuff!  The noodles have 40 calories and 2 grams of fiber per serving.  They come packed in water (something liquid anyway).  The initial smell (package says this is normal) is bit intimidating, but just rinse them well and pop them in the microwave for a minute and all is well.  Anyway they are quick and easy and a nice way to add a little variety to stir-fry.

What are Shirataki noodles?  I discovered they are made from the root of the konjaku plant and the kind I used had tofu added. The fiber in them is glucomannen, which has been found to aid in blood sugar control, cholesterol control and weight loss!

Looks like there are lots of good recipes for them on the internet - will keep you posted on good ways to use them.

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