We all know that traditional pasta and rice have a lot of carbs and calories. Of course, they’re satisfying and delicious, but there's a reason marathon runners "carb load" before their race with a big ol’ bowl of pasta. Pasta packs on the calories, so you have plenty of energy for your big run.
But let's be real—most of us aren't running a marathon tomorrow. Most of us just crave comfort food on a Tuesday night after work. When we reach for the traditional carb-heavy noodles (or rice), we end up feeling full, to be sure, but we also end up feeling like we've derailed our progress and run off the rails of our diet.
Not only do carb-filled noodles disrupt your diet, but they weigh you down and make you feel tired and sluggish. Once you’ve had pasta, consider the night over. When you eat too many carbs, especially in the form of bread, pizza, or PASTA, you will feel that too-full feeling. You'll likely feel a little tired and ready to unbutton the top button of your pants and park yourself on the couch with Netflix. Once you’re there, willpower has left the building.
Of course, there are other noodle options. If you’re trying to do pasta your way, you can explore some of the many pasta substitutes and swaps. Unfortunately, though, noodle substitutes like zucchini noodles, or pasta made from beans, never quite get it right.
Zoodles are often watery (and taste like squash, which can overpower a dish). Pasta made from beans, lentils, and other legumes is often not-quite-right texture-wise. The noodles can be too chewy, and the flavor can be too strong. Rice-swaps aren’t much better. Anyone who's tried cauliflower rice quickly learns it's messy to work with and, frankly, still tastes like cauliflower.
So, what if there was a way to have your pasta (and eat it too)? What if you could have low-calorie noodles that would allow you to enjoy your favorite dishes but keep you feeling energized and nourished rather than stuffed? What if there was a noodle that didn’t overpower a dish and had the texture of real pasta (or rice)? Meet It’s Skinny—the shirataki noodle that can make your pasta dreams come true.