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2 Minuite noodles... The HEALTHY way!

Postby CrimsonThunder » Wed Dec 19, 2007 8:44 pm

Ok, so I am in LOVE with 2 minute noodles. But because they're so fattening I have not had them in a looong time.

So lately, I've been experimenting. I have worked out that its not the seasoning thats fattening its the noodles themselves. Cook them and drain the water, leave it for a while and watch the fat harden on the top.

Thats why they only take 2 minuites to cook. So I went to the shop, 2 min noodles have 16 grams of fat for just ONE packet. (who has one?) But a 500g packet of uncooked spagetti has only 1.8 grams of fat. =]

Ok so tonight i'm going to cook some spagetti and for the seasoning i'm going to add "Taco Seasoning" which has 0 grams of fat. :D I don't know how its going to taste, but its an experiment.

So yeah, for you out there that LOVE 2 minuite noodles and still eat them, might be the time to switch. :) (Although these would be called 13 minuite noodles lol)
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Postby bferbear » Wed Dec 19, 2007 8:56 pm

Maybe add some chicken or beef stock powder to the water that you cook the pasta in as well, may add some extra flavour, although i am not sure what it would do to the calories.
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Postby zeedeveelgirl » Wed Dec 19, 2007 9:29 pm

Unfortunately the seasoning also has a lot of badness in it - loads of sodium and additives! So unfortunately, it's all bad! You're better off with some cheese on top. But everything in moderation!!
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Postby CrimsonThunder » Wed Dec 19, 2007 10:59 pm

True it does.

Oh well. =]
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Postby Czarina » Sun Jan 20, 2008 2:51 pm

Maggi make a 99% Fat Free version, in chicken and beef, they only have just over 1g of fat per serving. I like to have them with a tin of flavoured tuna for lunch (minus the noodle flavouring sachet), a few cherry tomatoes make a nice addition too!
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Postby JL77 » Sun Jan 20, 2008 3:03 pm

wow I would have never thought there was so much difference in the two pasta's..
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another idea

Postby big_love » Tue Jan 22, 2008 9:45 am

I also love noodles. Have you thought about vermicelli noodles (rice noodles) or even angel hair pasta. They both are thin and delicate like 2 min noodles and a lot healthier. I add tuna, tomato, capsicum and low fat dressing to make noodle salad. YUM!!
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Re: 2 Minuite noodles... The HEALTHY way!

Postby Butterfly_Dawn » Thu Feb 14, 2008 10:32 am

I always add things to my 2min noodles - tuna, peas, corn, mushrooms etc so that it's a proper meal. I might have to look into some lower fat brands though after looking at these (Trident = 10.4g fat per 100g). I don't eat them very often though
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