WIAW: Kelp Noodle FAQ

Happy WIAW, everyone!

Before I get into today’s post I wanted to announce that Kimberly’s recipe was chosen as the winner for the Amazing Grass giveaway…so her recipe will be featured on their site!! Congrats, girl! Here’s the recipe incase you’re interested:

1 frozen banana

1/2 cup almond or coconut milk

1 tablespoon almond butter

1 tablespoon blackstrap molasses

1 scoop Amazing Grass Chocolate Green SuperFood

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Blend, baby, blend. And top with granola.

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And now onto today’s fun….

It’s no news that I am a big pasta fan (let’s face it, I love carbs in general!). Whole wheat noodles, shiritaki noodles, spaghetti squash, tofu noodles, rice noodles, buckwheat noodles…I love all noodles!

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One type that I use a lot and get a lot of questions about are kelp noodles! I love kelp noodles nowadays! When I first tried them I was not a fan at all. I couldn’t get over their bitter, unpleasant taste and I didn’t like their raw crunchy texture. But that was before I knew how to prepare them and ways to make them delicious. I’ve gotten a few questions lately about them so I thought I’d take a moment to give you all some details about how I incorporate them in my diet!

kelpnoodlefaq

 

What are Kelp noodles?

Kelp Noodles are a sea vegetable in the form of an easy to eat raw noodle. Made of only kelp (a sea vegetable), sodium alginate (sodium salt extracted from a brown seaweed), and water. Kelp noodles are said to improve thyroid health, promote weight loss, protect against osteoporosis, and enhance heart health. A serving typically provides 15 percent of your daily calcium needs and four percent of your daily iron needs per serving. They are also super high in Iodine, which plays a key role in thyroid and metabolism health!

How do you make them not taste bitter?

This is something I struggled with for a long time! That is until  Ashley told be to soak them overnight in a mixture of water with lemon juice! This preparation completely takes bitterness away! Another way to reduce the bitterness is to saute them! I do not eat kelp noodles. I much prefer their texture once they’ve been cooked.

What are your favorite ways to eat them?

I typically eat kelp noodles in two ways: with salmon or tuna, sauteed veggies, and my favorite thai peanut sauce OR sauteed with veggies, peas, and white cheddar cheese laughing cow for sort of ‘mac n’ cheese’ inspired dish! Both preparations are delicious but really ANY sauce or mixture would taste good! They take on the flavor of whatever you put on them and they serve as perfect neutral base (just like regular pasta!) for any sort of toppings!

I will say that because kelp noodles are lower in carbs and calories than regular noodles I always eat them with some sort of bread or potatoes…gotta love the starches! :)

Let me know if you have any other questions in regards to kelp noodles or my other eats!

Speaking of eats….let’s get on with the WIAW party!

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pears and blueberries with peanut butter//protein pancake muffins//freeze dried veggies and edamame

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turkey-cabbage salad//english muffin with pb&j

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salmon sushi//roasted kabocha//roasted cauliflower and broccoli

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italian crab stuffed mushrooms//roasted broccoli, cauliflower, and parsnips

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crab salad with mustard//protein buns and toast with feta

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power bowl with pear, cafe mocha amazing grass, blueberries, and whey crunchies

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baked bean-cabbage salad//plantain bread with laughing cow and jam

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BBQ origami wraps (review to come soon!) with laughing cow//toasted scuffin//yam//sliced orange

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extra crispy millet toast//kelp noodles mac n’ cheese//steamed veggies with dip

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chopped turkey-veggie salad//black rice tortilla with cream cheese

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cereal mix//yogurt with amazing grass and cocoa//carrots with sunbutter//apple//dried fruit

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cocoa delight Nakd bar//orange cranberry FiberLove bar

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ahi tuna spring rolls in mango Origami wraps//thai peanut sauce//japanese sweet potato with laughing cow

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basil-salmon-spinach salad//toasted corn tortillas with black bean dip and cucumbers

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the last of my peanut butter chip cupcakes from Mother’s Day :(

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egg burritos made with the Origami wraps I mentioned above//roasted broccoli, parsnips, and brussels sprouts//rice medley//orange slices

Have you ever had kelp noodles?

What’s your favorite type of noodle?

Favorite eat of the week!? GO. 

Winner’s of my 24 hour Nakd bar giveaway will be announced on Thursday!

Kaila

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Comments

  1. says

    That’s a really good tip about soaking them overnight! I’ve only tried kelp noodles once and was really turned off by the taste and texture but it sounds like I was just preparing them wrong. Maybe I’ll give them another try…I just have a hard time giving up my real pasta! haha.

    Have you shared the recipe for those pancake muffins before? I feel like you probably have but I can’t remember. They look so dense and delicious!
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  2. says

    Thanks for the shoutout! I love kelp noodles too and that way is my favorite way of making sure they don’t taste bitter. I think my favorite way to eat them is in some kind of peanut sauce with carrot ribbons and chopped red cabbage for a raw (or sometimes cooked) stirfry!
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