Tonight’s meal was inspired by kgbdeals.com, or more specifically, my employer. I could not believe my good fortune when the Miracle Noodle deal landed on my desk. Calorie free, carb free noodles? Could it be? Is it possible? And more importantly… how have I been missing out for so long?
My diet obsession since finishing Insanity has ebbed and flowed. One day I would manage to eat nothing but a smoothie and some diet iced tea, while the next I guiltily stopped at Wawa for breakfast. And lunch. And even dinner. Ok, I’m addicted to Wawa. So kill me.
But this… the very idea that I could eat an entire bowl of something, that I could trick my body into thinking it was eating yet still level out as though I was eating nothing at all – this was a revolution. This was going to change my entire universe.
My two dozen packs of Miracle Noodles arrived in a very heavy box this past Saturday. At first the weight of the box perplexed me. I had expected tightly coiled and dry noodles, Ramen-style. Miracle Noodles are quite the opposite. Each 7 oz. serving arrives in an individual packet, floating around in a gel-like substance that is far from appetizing.
Not to be discouraged, I planned tonight’s meal and included the following:
Miracle Noodles – 0 calories
1/2 cup of zucchini, sauteed in oil and garlic – 30 calories
1 packet of chicken soup flavoring – 10 calories
1/2 salmon fillet – 75 calories
It was amazing. No, it wasn’t delicious; it was palatable. The noodles were kind of slimy. But it was food. It filled me up, and my entire dinner was 115 calories. Granted, this is not the kind of meal you can eat every night. So what? I am in love with these noodles, and there’s nothing you can say to convince me otherwise.