Okay so that dinner creativity I mentioned last night? Perhaps I was exaggerating just a tad. But it’s not my fault! It was the excitement that did it to me. Why was I so excited? Well because I was finally having the chance to try this!
My beautiful vision of a man picked it up for me last night so I could play around with it for dinner. I’ve had these noodles once before, but there weren’t the SlimPasta brand. They were authentic, from an asian grocer and I can’t even be 100% sure that they were what I was after. Language barriers will do that to you.
Anyways back to SlimPasta, although I’m not a low-calorie type of girl anymore (proud of it!) nor do I count calories I wanted to try this… well simply because I could? I like trying new things and I wanted to see what all the craze was about. I had already been pre-warned thanks to my past experience about the nasty smell that comes with these noodles (all Kojnac products- not just SlimPasta) so I was prepared with what was to come. But that didn’t stop me taking a few whiffs just because I obviously like to disgust myself? Haha in all honesty they weren’t that BAD. Like you definitely wouldn’t want to be smelling that as you fork it into you mouth but really it’s not gag worthy in my opinion. What’s lucky is that the smell does go away. Simply open, drain, rinse and sit in boiling water (as you would with typical noodles) till they are soft, smell-less and seperated. Easy right?
The big question, how did they taste? From what I can remember, these definitely tasted better than my first experience. I actually didn’t mind it at all and I could definitely see myself incorporating these into future dishes. I tried the spaghetti variety but probably (atleast initially) would stick with using it where noodles would go, not where typical spaghetti pasta would be used.
The texture is very noodle like- but not quite? I don’t know how to describe it…almost like a toughness to it (like Calamari maybe? Terrible analogy since I don’t eat the stuff but meh) but then it’s also slimy? Whatever, but this noodle-obsessed girl likes it! Now even though I definitely enjoyed it and would have it again (plan to!) I won’t be using it to replace high calorie items like wholegrain pastas, brown rice, quinoa, couscous or noodles. MOST of these have nutrients that SlimPasta doesn’t offer, but more importantly it’s about balance. Remember the comparison between heads of lettuce and bowls of ice cream? Well this is the same. Replacing everything with SlimPasta isn’t balance and it’s actions like those that will seriously get you craving your rice, noodles and pasta etc (restriction & temptation guys!).
Okay enough preaching from me, this is about Slimpasta!
SlimPasta doesn’t discriminate, so just about anyone can eat it! Check out all those ticks ;) I love how on the back it also says it can be a lighter option, not a replacement! Great use of words there SlimPasta. Kudos. I’m diggin’ this brand more and more.
Since, I’m no superstar chef in the kitchen I had mine with broccoli, cauliflower, mushrooms, carrots, tofu, chicken breast and sweet chilli sauce. I don’t care if I’m no chef whiz- because that was super yum and ENORMOUS!
Now I’ve just got to find me a cupcake that has the same perks- and I’m set ;)
My day has been pretty good- gym free still thanks to the knee, which is feeling so much better. It’s amazing how complacent I feel about it all, knowing that I’m doing it for the right reasons. Maybe it’s that athlete mindset I’ve got going on ;) I’ve had my usual sweet oat brekky, prepped more lesson stuff (this time for week 2, oh and finished cutting! Still less than ideal scissor skills) and I’ve foam rolled, iced and now I’m heating it up. A very cruisy day, and most likely a very cruisy night. All before a busy day tomorrow!
Have you ever tried SlimPasta? What did you think?