Zero Calorie Noodle Soup

I have to say I was fairly sceptical when I first read about “Zero Calorie” “Miracle Noodles”.

How food can have zero calories is beyond me. And anyway, what would they even taste like?!

Well, the answer is pretty shocking!

Zero calorie noodles taste like…

Noodles.

The texture is a lot like skinny udon noodles or a slightly thicker angel hair noodle. They taste of nothing at all so need a fair amount of flavour to get them going.

Please forgive me for yet another Asian inspired recipe, but when it’s grey and miserable outside I really just fancy a fragrant bowl of bright, tastebud smacking, comforting goodness!

And this really hits the spot.

Swapping regular noodles for these skinny ones will work for anyone at all, no matter what your ethos;

Low carb, low cal, low effort(!), veggies, and even picky eaters.

This spicy, coconutty, rich soup was inspired by my trip to Phat Phucs and I think you’re going to love it.

The only thing holding you back, is that you have to order some of these first:

I ordered mine from “Miracle Noodle” and they came within a few days.

(10% off with code AFF – No, I’m not sponsored!)

Right, let’s get souped up! To serve 2-3 you’ll need:

2tbsp Coconut oil

2tbsp Red curry paste (more if you like)

1 garlic clove, crushed

1tsp Chili flakes

2 Handfuls protein (raw shrimp/tofu//cooked chicken/tofu/duck/beef)

2 Handfuls of green veggies (green beans/broccoli/mangetout/etc.)

1 Head of bok choy

1 Stock cube or miso sachet

2cups Boiling water

1 can (400ml) Coconut milk

1piece of Ginger (about the size of your thumb)

1stick Lemongrass

2tbsp soy sauce

1tsbp honey

Noodles!

Fresh coriander/chillies to serve.

Pop a saucepan onto a medium heat and add your coconut oil. Throw in you curry paste, garlic and chilli. Fry gently before adding your protein and veggies. Stir around until they’re nicely coated in flavour.

Add a layer of bok choy.

Sprinkle with stock or miso.

Pour in your boiling water and coconut milk.

Add your ginger, lemongrass, soy sauce, honey and gently bring to a boil.

Rinse your noodles thoroughly under the cold tap.

Once your pot is bubbling away, add them to the soup.

Cook for two mins.

Serve, and pop some fresh herbs on top.

10 house points to anyone who finds the piece of ginger in their bowl! (Don’t eat it.)

Slurp out your noodles, drink the soup and enjoy!

Deliciously flavourfilled, decadent noodles… with none of the regret that comes with being over-stuffed with carbs.

It’ll kick any winter colds in to touch, too.

Let me know if you give the noodles a go. I’m going to try more of an Italian recipe next time… I can feel meatballs/Bolognese coming on!

I can’t wait to take some home to mum. Udon know how excited she’ll be to have noodles again!

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  • Mummy Londoner

    Udon good with this one Rosie! Don’t forget to bring some home, they look amazing! xxx

    • Rosie

      Will do! xxx

      • LiriH

        careful with these… I just read up on them, they’re made of glucomannan, which lowers blood sugar, so just check they don’t interact with any medication

      • peter

        What is the Anti-Diet?

  • Sarah

    I’ve tried these noodles before (and other brands, including the “pasta”) and I wish I could but I just can’t get on board with them!!! The texture is like elastic bands and they STINK when you get them out of the packet (sort of fishy!!). Much prefer courgetti or brown rice noodles!!

    • Rosie

      Massive fan of Courgette noodles (and other veggies… SPIRALIZE ALL OF THE THINGS!!) but sometimes I want something a bit more… well, noodle-like!
      So I’m a big fan of these, certainly haven’t had any elastic band type textures… But each to their own!

    • Sarah Moore

      You have to give them a good rinse!

      Rosie, you can also get them from Holland & Barrett, though they’re always selling out.I usually get mine from the Japan Centre.

  • Kasope Sonola

    I love your recipe posts! Bookmarked for when I’m feeling adventurous!

    Clothing Conscious // Fashion & Lifestyle Blog

  • Mmm mmm mmmmmmmmmmm these looks DELICIOUS Rosie 🙂 Thanks so Much xxx

    • Rosie

      Any time Jo! Glad you like the look of ’em! x

  • I’m loving your recipe posts lately! I’ve never tried these noodles, but I do love asian inspired dishes!

    Monica – Mocha and Moccasins

  • Natalie Bradshaw

    I’ve found zero noodles in both Holland & Barrett and Wholefoods before- saves waiting for the post man to make a start on the soup! 🙂

  • thunderlegz

    Well played, Rosie! xo

  • This is absolutely amazing! I will definitely order a starter pack when I’m back from my holidays.

    Rita
    heyrita.co.uk

  • You can get similar ones to this in some Tescos – my local one sells them. They are called glass/cellophane/mung noodles and they are made from mung beans. They’re not zero calories, but they are probably easier to come by! They’re just like rice noodles and I love having them in Vietnamese spring rolls http://www.catherinesprunt.com/2014/05/vietnamese-summer-rolls.html

    • Helen

      Those are not suitable for those on a low carb lifestyle.

      • They’re not carb-free, but they are low carb compared to regular noodles. About 90 kcal a serving

  • You’ve just inspired what I’m making for dinner tonight! I’ve been searching for a new recipe all day and finally I have this 🙂
    Charlotte
    http://lavieengateaux.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Haha love love love this! It makes me think of Jamie Oliver and spending rainy days on netflix and reading books <3 I think this is going to be exactly my cup of tea.. I mean cup of soup of course 😉

    Liefs,
    Yara

  • Mmmmmm – I am loving all of these healthier recipes recently! Think I might try this one with some coodles – hopefully their texture would hold. X
    sophiecliff.wordpress.com

  • Kate

    I have tried these noodles too! I remember being completely skeptical, how can a noodle not have any calories?!?! While it doesn’t hold a candle to the real thing, they are a great sub to help create a lighter dinner. Thanks for the reminder!

    Kate
    http://www.lamiabellavita.com

  • You never need to apologise for delicious low cal recipes!! Thanks for what looks like another good ‘un!! xo
    http://www.lovedbylaura.com

  • Can I live with you please? Seriously all of this food is just tickling my taste buds, I need to up my healthy recipes!

    Lauren x

    Britton Loves | Lifestyle Food Fashion Beauty – http://www.brittonloves.blogspot.co.uk

  • catherine ♡

    This looks really lovely! xx

    http://cocoamay.blogspot.co.uk

  • Love love love. Any form of Thai is my favourite. Would also work as a variant on your pot noodle!
    Fie x Coffee & Confetti

  • GG

    why did I stop recieving your feed in my email inbox?

  • Wow, zero calories! This soup looks delicious, would love a bowl right now. Thanks for sharing!

    http://www.mintnotion.com

  • this looks so yummy.

  • Chrissabella

    This is another amazing and mouthwatering recipe! Thanks for sharing, can’t wait to try it!

    http://chrissabella.blogspot.co.uk/

  • These looks so deliciously good…oh my goodness! Adding this to my recipe list of things I need to try! Thanks xo

  • Amy Taggart

    You write the BEST food/recipe Blogposts Rosie! Your Blog always makes me hungry! X.

    Amylaurenxo.blogspot.co.uk

  • Glow On

    Awesome recipe! Have you tried seaweed noodles? Sounds gross but they taste like rice noodles and have zero calories. http://Www.getchaglowon.com

  • This looks great!! Thanks for sharing!!

    xo Emily
    http://www.hungryadventurer.com

  • Your content never ceases to amaze me. How you always seem to have new ideas has me flabbergasted, (nice word choice, yeah?)

    livereadkendall.blogspot.com

  • These look totally delicious. I’m loving chicken noodle soup out here in Thailand as it’s fairly virtuous compared to everything else that is deep fried and drowning in sugar! Pinning this to make an even lighter version once I am home. Love your recipes, Rosie. Keep up the good work! Keeping my fingers crossed for a cookbook one day.
    Rosie x
    http://www.rosebuddives.wordpress.com

  • I for one am so pleased you’ve posted another asian recipe as the pad thai was such a hit! Definitely going to try this too & look forward to your italian recipe. Since Christmas I’ve been on a “cook a new recipe a week” mission & yours have been some of the best!

    Hugs Adele xoxo

  • I’m loving all the recipes you’ve been posting lately, all of the recipes look so good! This is no exception, I’m practically drooling over here!

    Tessa at Bramble & Thorn

  • Nancy | A Quest to Flourish

    The recipe and presentation certainly look appetizing but I’m still not sure of the noodles. They look a bit rubbery but I’ll have to give them a try to know what they taste like. 🙂

    http://www.aQuestToFlourish.com

  • I need to try these!! That recipe (minus prawns as I’m a veggie) looks delicious!

    Sophie xxx
    https://bluntsbookblog.wordpress.com/

  • jenny h

    Fantastic recipe. Warming and comforting. Ideal for this chilly weather and helping me get rid of this irritating cold.

  • Sandie

    Rosie – that coupon code doesn’t seem to work. Is it definitely the right one?

  • Amazing! Thank you so much for the great healthy recipes 🙂

    http://www.champagne-lifestyle.com/

  • I’m sick of eating 99p noodles (poor student times 🙁 ) so will definitely have to try this instead!
    emaralphs.wordpress.com

  • Rache

    great recipe! You can buy these noodles at Holland and Barrett if you can’t wait for your order to arrive! 🙂

  • OMG that looks heavenly! Can’t wait for you to post the italian version of the recipe…mmm.. 🙂

    http://www.pinkrisotto.com

  • I’ve tried these noodles a while ago and was also so so surprised that they didn’t taste ‘icky’, as when you first get them out of the packed they do look a bit funny and kinda slimy!

    I haven’t tried them in anything except Asian inspired as well, but I’ve seen their macaroni versions used in mac n cheese, and they also have a ‘rice’ one that I’ve seen used in risotto!

    {Teffy’s Perks} X

  • Lauren Barry

    Great recipe Rose, I love all your gluten free/low carb recipes at the moment! So much inspiration
    x

    I’m running a giveaway on my blog at the moment for anyone who wants to try Slim Pasta’s low carb meals!
    http://elle-bloggs.blogspot.co.uk/2015/02/slim-pasta-skinny-meals-plus-giveaway.html

  • Emma and Emily

    This looks gorgeous!

    http://www.emandthem.co.uk

  • This looks and sounds amazing, yum!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

  • Alice Chadfield

    Holland and Barrett usually have them – you can get noodles, rice, pasta and pasta shapes. The rice is perfect with a curry and the noodles work well in asian inspired dishes, but I find if I want pasta, i REALLY want pasta. These work in bolognese or similar but I think they’d be missing something in a carbonara!

  • Imma Dou

    amazing! I should try this one!!
    But not sure if I will be able to find the Zero Calorie Noodles!:)

    xx

  • Eight Hours

    I’m having a bit of a soup addiction this month, even though its a good 30+ degrees in Australia. Think it just reminds me of the perfect February food back in England.
    This is next on my hit list.

    https://theeighthours.wordpress.com/2015/02/10/souper/

  • This literally looks like my dream dinner. As a gluten intolerant this sort of thing is perfect for me. I’ve been knocking up courgetti noodles this week (LOVE THEM) but might give this a go too as something a little different.

    Mel x

    http://mediamarmalade.com/

  • this looks so delicious Rosie. What great inspo x

  • Yum- this looks so good! Must order some miracle noodles and give this a go! You always have the most flavorful recipes that I can trust to be delish!

  • Hi Rosie – how many packets of noodles did you use for the 2-3 serves in this recipe? Am making it for dinner asap! (Also note to Americans/Californians: I found mine at WholeFoods.)

  • Tara Vincent

    Hi Rosie can you recommend a good curry paste? One that has ingredients that are good oils / fats ? What brand do you use? Thanks Tara

  • Kait Kerin

    Great recipe, thank you! Just tried it today and it was really good.