Monday, July 25, 2011

Tofu and Shirataki Noodles with Asian Style Dressing

I have to admit, I am getting a little tired of meat recently.  I don't think I could handle the Atkins diet because it seems mainly centered around protein (meat). 
As fellow HCG dieters on the Simeons protocol are aware, other than white flesh fish, certain types of seafood, chicken (white meat only),  and lean steak like filet, we aren't allowed other types of meat.
So there is only so much one can take. 
I have been looking at tofu as an option.  However, most I found were too high in fat and calories.  I stumbled upon low fat, low calorie tofu which is 40 calories and 1.5gm of fat in 79 grams. I used a small skillet and toasted the tofu on both sides and put some no calorie spray butter on them.

Miracle noodles or shirataki noodles are a good substitute for pasta.  Not that they taste like the real thing, but they do help with the craving and contain tons of fiber. I heated the noodles in a sauce pan with this all purpose dressing and marinade I have concocted:

1-2 tsp light soy sauce
1-2 tsp rice vinegar
1-2 tsp Mirin (fortified sake)
1-2 tsp chili sauce (can use hot or mild to taste)

Wisk together and serve with the tofu and noodles, cucumber salad, steak salad, grilled chicken salad, etc...really the uses are endless.

*This is my go-to salad dressing!

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