1/2cupshrimp(cooked) – you can sub in your protein of choice
1 cuplow carb noodles(cooked)
Melt the butter on medium heat. Once melted, turn the heat to medium low and add the parmesan, garlic powder, #basicbae, and heavy cream. Turn the heat down if it starts to bubble vigorously. Stir until everything is incorporated.
Once the ingredients form a sauce, add the shrimp and cooked noodles and continue to stir until the noodles are coated.
Remove the pan from the heat and garnish with crushed red pepper and parsley.
Every time we EVER post anything about the infamous Healthy Noodle from Costco, without fail, we receive hundreds of questions, comments, and general messages in our box related to this product.
Here’s the scoop:
What are they? These are gluten free, low carb, fat free, sugar free, cholesterol free and dairy free flat noodles. The brand is called Healthy Noodle, literally. They are 5g total carbs with 4 g fiber, leaving 1g net.
What do they taste like? They are neutral in taste and do not have an odor – unlike shirataki noodles. They are however, in a package stored in a clear liquid to preserve its texture and taste.
Are these like Shirataki? No! They do not have the same smell, taste, or texture. They are stored in a liquid though and are ready to eat hot or cold.
What are they made of? Water, soybean fiber powder, cellulose, sodium alginate, yam konjac powder, calcium chloride, and salt.
What is the texture like? It is similar to a flat rice noodle (pho) – however it doesn’t have the same chew (so keep that in mind).
How do you cook it? You don’t have to! It’s ready to eat so you throw it in whatever dish you want to use it for. We actually DO NOT RECOMMEND cooking it for more than a minute in heat because it will break apart. When we eat the noods, it’s almost ALWAYS in soups. We heat up the broth and then throw the noodles in there right before we eat. You can definitely give them a quick rinse before you eat them (we use warm water).
Where can you get these? THE QUESTION OF THE HOUR – these can be purchase at Costco. The costco item number is 1027760 so call your local store and ask an associate if they carry that product number. They are between $13-15 for a case at Costco depending on your region.
If you do not want to call your local store, go to the facebook account where they often post updates on where they sell their Healthy Noodles.
What recipes do you have with these noodles? None! We do not recommend cooking these in heat or they will break apart. Use them like you would noodles and pour a sauce, dressing, or whatever you want on top. They are the best experience that way. People like to eat them with pasta sauce, in soups, salads, all up to you. We would consider this a dupe for flat rice noodles so take that information and get creative!
What’s a good hack? Rinse these out, store them in a zip lock back, and bring them to your favorite Pho or Hot Pot restaurant!
If you’re looking for inspo, here are some delicious ones:
This glaze (or reduction) is perfect drizzled over some mozzarella, grape tomatoes, and basil (hello caprese). Make it even more fun by making a salad on a stick using skewers. Balsamic glaze is also great drizzled over bruschetta, grilled veggies, margarita pizzas, and essentially any summer time fare like berries, goat cheese, crudite, etc!
This recipe calls upon the magic of crepini egg wraps – you know, those wraps you see at Costco and Aldi and are unsure how to use them but you buy them anyway. We were craving something sweet so David whipped together this super easy crepe cake that requires very little prep time and ingredients.
We used the large crepini wraps that they sell at Costco – they are like the size of a frozen pizza.
You can absolutely use the smaller, more conventional crepini wraps they typically sell at Aldi.
No, these wraps do not taste eggy or like cauliflower.
To make the filling, pour heavy whipping cream in a mixing bowl and add the flavor extract and sweetener.
Using a hand mixer, mix the whipping cream for 1 minute. Taste the mixture and adjust sweetener to taste. If you are using a sugar replacement, such as monkfruit classic or swerve, start with 2 tablespoons and adjust from there.
Once you adjust the sweetness, continue mixing the whipped cream until it is thick – about 2 more minutes.
Place one crepini on a flat surface like a cutting board. Spread a layer of whipped cream on the crepini wrap. Add another crepini layer and then spread another layer of whipped cream over the second crepini layer. Add the third crepini and whipped cream layer. Add the fourth crepini BUT NOT another layer of whipped cream – yet.
Cut the crepe cake in half. Spread a layer of whipped cream to cover one of the top of one of the halves. Place the other half of the crepe cake over the half you just added whipped cream to – so you have 8 layers in total. Cut half cake in half one more time. Spread whipped cream over one of the halves. Place the other half of the crepe cake over the half you just added whipped cream to – now you have 16 layers.
Melt the chocolate chips in the microwave until they are a smooth chocolate sauce (20-25 seconds). Pour the chocolate sauce over the crepe cake.
Okay, here’s the dealio…we are obsessed with pockets. What is a pocket? It is a meal stuffed into a triangular pocket of deliciousness using flatbread strips and your filling of choice. We exclusively use our holy grail flatbread, Cutdacarb, because it’s easy to work with, takes on whatever flavor you season it with, and it fries up fast as hell. We rely on pocket-fying foods because it is a is a low carb hack to control your carb intake but also still get the satisfaction of eating your favorite foods.
The idea for pocket-fying things is based on our love of Hot Pockets (cue theme song) and the technique of folding a paper football or Greek Spanikopita (shout out to my grade school friend’s Yia Yia for showing us how to do this when we were 8 years old). The technique to fold is the same for all of these. See diagram below:
The pocket-fy process involves picking your filling of choice, adding it at the bottom of the flatbread strip, and using the folding technique shown above.
We deep fry 90% of our pockets in avocado oil. The rest are either pan fried in butter or baked in our toaster oven after being sprayed with avocado oil. Our Keto baes have used their air fryers as well.
Here is a bomb ass list of things you can pocket-fy to give you some meal inspo (we added links to the recipes we’ve posted and also suggestions for ones that may not be as obvious):
Spanikopita 🇬🇷 using @cutdacarb in place of phyllo dough. This spinach pie is so incredibly quick and easy to make. It’s one of the first Greek dishes I tried when I was little and have been hooked ever since 🥰
Sauté onions and spinach until softened and wilted. Chop.
Remove the spinach/onions from heat and mix in dill, garlic powder, and salt to taste. Adjust as needed.
Mix in ricotta (or cottage cheese) & feta crumbles and then spoon the mixture on to a strip of @cutdacarb and follow the triangle pocket folding method (swipe left for a demo or watch our cut da carb highlight for more details).
Heat a pan on medium/high with 1/4 cup oil of choice (avocado is recommended) and fry the pockets seam side first and then flip once golden.