20 Calorie Dinner – 3 Carbs, and It Doesn’t Taste Like Ass? No Way!

shiritaki noodle recipe
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I had a dinner tonight that was uber healthy. It was delicious, and all three of my kids gave it a thumbs up. I'm sure you're dying to know just how healthy it was, right?

shiritaki noodle recipe

I'm gonna break it down for ya right now. These noodles have:

  • 20 calories
  • 3 carbs
  • No cholesterol
  • No sugar
  • Gluten-free
  • Vegan

And they taste goooood!! I'm not the type to like “diet” or “health” foods just for the sake of liking them. They have to taste good or I don't eat them. Guess that's why I'm still fat, eh? Ha.

So anyway, I am going to share with you a recipe that takes about 15 minutes, start to finish.

You will need:

  • Shirataki noodles (I used the angel hair variety)
  • stir fry veggies of your choice (I used mushrooms and broccoli)
  • seasonings of your choice (I used cajun, and a little soy sauce)


Drain the shirataki noodles well. Rinse them in cold running water for at least a minute. I used two packages of shiritaki noodles for 5 of us. Heat the wok or frying pan up, and start cooking the vegetables. Add the shirataki noodles and continue cooking for 5-10 minutes or until all veggies are thoroughly cooked.

shiritaki noodle recipe

It is that simple. The noodles are already cooked, so all you have to do is cook the veggies! I actually steamed the broccoli in the microwave (took 3 minutes) and then added it to the pan with everything else.

Have you ever tried shirataki noodles? You'll find them in the produce or tofu section (usually those two sections are combined) at your local health food store. They have them at Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, etc. They have the consistency almost like ramen noodles.

This is what they look like for those that asked.

Obviously you add in the calories for the veggies, but the noodles are 20 calories and that's what makes it SO AWESOME!

Stir Fry Vegetables and Shirataki noodles

20 Calories, 3 Carbs, and It Doesn't Taste Like Ass? No Way!

  • 2 Pkgs. Shirataki noodles
  • Stir Fry veggies of your choice
  • Seasonings of your choice

Drain the Shirataki noodles well. Rinse them in cold running water for at least a minute.

Heat the wok or frying pan up, and start cooking the vegetables.

Add the Shirataki noodles and continue cooking for 5-10 minutes or until all veggies are thoroughly cooked.

Add seasonings you love.

Serve and Enjoy!

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  1. That looks really really good! I’m not sure my kids would eat it though… Not big veggie eaters, but they’d probably love the noodles lol!

    1. My kids don’t have a choice since we are vegetarians lol. They’d be reallllly hungry if they turned down the veggies.

  2. As a diabetic, I’m always looking for other “noodle” options . . . because my go-to of spaghetti squash takes soooo long some days.

    So the noodles are made out of tofu? I’ve never actually had tofu before, so I’m curious to know what it tastes like!!!

    1. You could, and then you’d die because your body would start to use your muscle and bones to produce energy, which would last for only a few months at the most before you wasted away.

  3. It looks great, especially the mushrooms which I really love. I can imagine if the brocolli is only cooked a little it would be nice and cruncy with the noddles, thanks for the info x

    1. Hint: Vegetables and soy sauce contain calories.
      Hint2: You need energy to survive, which is what calories is a measurement of.

  4. OMG, I was drinking coffee when I read the title and spit it all over the place!!! LMAO. I have to go share this!!!!

  5. How fucking irresponsible can you be!? 20 calories served to your children for DINNER!?

    You’re going to ruin your childrens ability to develop a properly functioning brain if you do stupid shit like that. You NEED energy to survive. Your brain runs on glucose, it can’t use anything other than glucose and ketones (which are pretty unhealthy for you and a result of starvation, they’ll kill your liver).

    Besides, this is NOT 20 calories, vegetables and soy sauce contain energy too, and carbohydrates.

    Go learn some basic 100 level biochemistry please, and learn how to eat healthy.

    1. Please quote where I said this is all they had for dinner, Duncan, or where I said that 20 calories was for the entire meal. Let’s make a deal. I’ll learn some basic 100 level biochemistry, and you learn some basic 100 level reading skills (which my kids have, even! gasp!). ;)

      1. SDM,
        Nowhere do you say that you fed your kids more food. You definitely gave the impression that this was “dinner” that night.
        This might be part of a healthy meal for an adult, but growing kids need more carbs,proteins, and “gasp” fats.

        1. Cindy, where in the world did you get the impression that this was their entire dinner? My kids eat healthy, balanced meals. Just because 20 calorie noodles were a part of their meal doesn’t mean they’re not getting carbs, proteins, and fats. Do you ONLY feed your kids dinner? Because my kids get fed 6 times a day so I’m just kind of wondering where you’d get the crazy idea that this is all they ate?

          1. Not to butt in, here, but I don’t like people ganging up on someone who was just well meaning, sharing a recipe. First off, tofu is full of delicious protein. I am not familiar with these noodles, but my kids eat tofu all of the time and LOVE it. It’s very healthy. You won’t waste away and your body won’t start consuming itself if you eat a diet rich in tofu and vegetables. That’s a very healthy diet, if you add in fruits and good carbs. Secondly, back off people. You can feed YOUR kids whatever you want. I’m sure the normal American diet of 18 servings of carbs a day and 12 servings of meat is what you would prefer? but not everyone eats that way, and that’s their right. It certainly isn’t child abuse. Overdramatic whiners.

    2. Dude, you so missed the recipe for the awesome Oreo Pancakes! I’m sure that was like, 1,000 calories to make up for the 20 (for the noodles, how many in veggies and soy sauce?) in this meal. But wait, that’s over-kill with the carbs and sugar isn’t it? Man, this poor chick can’t win can she?

    3. Your reading comprehension skills need some work. Here, let me break it down Barney style for you.

      First paragraph, she says, “I had dinner tonight…and all three of my kids gave it thumbs up.” It was her dinner. Not the kids. They just tasted it. She never said, nor implied, that this was the children’s dinner.

      Second paragraph; “The noodles have: 20 calories”. She never said that the entire meal was 20 calories. Also, she never suggested that anyone should eat, or try to survive on, 20 calorie meals. I’m positive that anyone with a healthy outlook would know that that isn’t a good or healthy idea.

      Now, if you have anything constructive or relevant to add, I would love to hear it.

      Other than that, keep in mind this quote from Abraham Lincoln – “Tis better to be silent and thought a fool, than to speak and remove all doubt.”

  6. When people avoid calories in extreme ways, I generally just snicker and move on. This, however, made me pause. A mom who feels that children should be deprived of calories is absolutely without question appalling. A twenty calorie meal for a child is nothing short of child abuse. Starvation rations run at 600 calories per day, and this BITCH thinks that twenty calories in a MEAL is acceptable treatment for CHILDREN??!?!?! They don’t deserve your diet. They cannot fend for themselves and do not know that you are killing them. FUCK YOU.

    My real name is attached to this comment because FUCK YOU.

    1. This dude has some serious issues and he seems to be taking it out on you Sadie. Name calling is so childish, grow up dude.

      Sadie posted a recipe that she enjoyed. She said her children liked it too. She never said this was all her children ate.

    2. Just where do you get off, buddy? Having your kids taste-test something is perfectly fine. Are you even a parent? Or just a troll that likes to spew expletives at someone that doesn’t deserve it?

    3. How do you know that she is avoiding calories! Maybe she had a HEAVY caloric load all day long and this was a nice way to end the day with something light! And how do you know her kids ate ONLY this for dinner. Yeah she said it was eaten at dinner but I make “noodle” dishes as a side dish to my meals all the time. Grow up, stop name calling and get a life! You have no right to judge someone you don’t know on how they chose to raise their kids!!!

    4. OMG…Can I seriously PUNCH this FUCKTARD?! Her kids are not under weight or starving. You need your dick untied from that knot buddy!

  7. I think this would be a great meal to finish a huge calorie day like yesterday(Easter)! 1000 calorie lunch was fracking delicious… but not without some guilt. :) This would make me feel better afterward.

    And the others are right, this needs to be the official name of it!

  8. Wow, some of you people fail! Flipping out over an assumption. This was obviously only part of their meal and you have no clue what th ey ate all day. Get the fuck over yourselves. Duncan and Timothy, I’m looking at you. You sound incredibly stupid and angry. Perhaps you should go sit on the toilet for a few and let that load drop. You’ll feel better.

  9. Some people need to get a life and STFU. No one asked their opinions! Also, I’m sure Sadie doesn’t have the time to write down every menu item in a blog for her, her SO, AND her kids just to satisfy those with no lives.
    It’s time to put down the keyboard, and rejoin society. When you’re typing hard, sweating, and your entire body is shaking because someone is “wrong on the internetz”, it’s time to move on and seek some therapy, which all (or maybe you’re all the same person?) or one of you desperately need. Get along little doggies, and find yourself a new roosting place.

    Sadie, my opinion remains the same…I would love to try this… Ignore the BS, and the trolls… :0)

  10. Gotta love people that ASSume things. Especially ones that resort to name calling.
    Of course the first thing that popped to mind was she’s feeding her kids a 20 calorie meal, she must be feeding them low calorie meals and snacks all the time. RME

  11. Looks good – even for someone like me who has never heard of these noodles. Love hearing other ideas for serving an array of mixed dishes. My kids love broccoli and noodles so this would be a great addition to our dinner. Probably healthier than a side of kraft mac and cheese (my typical go-to side dish)! :-)

  12. Wow people anymore amaze me. If I chose to feed my kids noodles, carrots and cabbage in broth for dinner and they enjoyed it-its none of your business! Does this mean this is what my kids have all the time? NO! it just means that is what we had for dinner that night. Obviously those with an issue should start policing the kids that don’t get fed a meal or get fed for a whole day and leave the people that are just sharing something that was tasty to their family alone. I know that this is not what Sadie feeds her kids everyday and I also know that her kids eat many small meals in a day-so those that don’t like it? Maybe it would be best if you kept your comments to yourself as it DOESN’T affect you!

  13. Sadie,

    This post is great. The recipe is great. Please do not let people who clearly cannot read and enjoy making an ass out of themselves by assuming they know everything. It takes a real mature person to bash someone using cuss words on a blog for a simple recipe post. Really!? After knowing what my kids eat throughout the day, I’d be more than happy to feed my kids a 20 calorie meal! (Because last time I checked, there were typically three meals in a day and not just one!)

  14. If Sadie’s kids are anything like my 5 year old son, they eat many small meals a day. It seems like my son wants something to eat every half hour. With that being said, I do keep track of his caloric intake. Yes he’s eating a lot of small meals, but I have to take into account the total caloric intake for the day. Here Sadie is only mentioning one meal. How about breakfast lunch, snacks, etc..? It all adds up!

  15. Ok there is nothing stating that she OR the kids were harmed by eating this or that she only fed her children this for dinner. I happen to know that her kids eat a very well rounded diet. Like Thumper from Bambi said “If you can’t say something nice, then don’t say anything at all!” There was no reason to attack Sadie for trying something new!

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  18. today is my first time visiting your blog (saw your siggy on cafemom)

    First let me say that I love your blog and have been reading it for over an hour already lol.

    Now about these noodles— I heard about them close to 3 years ago (on my guilty pleasure daytime tv tyra banks show). I have been looking for these darn noodles in every store in my area since then. I have yet to find them :( where in the world did you get them at? We don’t have a trader joes (well there is one 2 1/2 hrs away but not gonna drive that far for grocerys), we don’t have a whole foods either. Within a semi reasonable driving distance we have bordners, food 4 less, save-a-lot, walmart, giant eagle, marcs, and aldis. That is all. We have some little no-name health food store too (seriously there isn’t a name it just says health food & stuff on the sign in the window, and that ocassionally changes). Within a further driving distance we have the same stores as above and then there is a GFS (gorden food service like buying in bulk store). Do any of these stores ever carry these noodles that you know of? Like I said I’ve been looking for them for years but have yet to ever find them…

  19. I wonder if a regular store would have them? I don’t have Whole Foods OR Trader Joes near by. Yes, I live in the Armpit of Cali!
    But that looks good and is LOW-Cal. NEED IT!

  20. This looks delicious! I’ve never had these noodles before though. What kind of substitute noodles (or pasta) would you suggest? Could a whole wheat pasta be used since it is healthier than regular pasta noodles?

  21. I used to eat them a lot, but the texture started to bother me – a little rubbery and they smelled terrible. You can also dry them out a bit before mixing them with other foods to help the texture by heating them in a pan for a few minutes. And if your kids liked them then your ovaries should get a reward!

  22. It’s pretty rare for me to want to actually try a recipe and I’m all for this. It looks amazing!!! And low calorie? Yes please!!!

  23. Thank you so much for this idea. I love noodles and didn’t have a clue this existed. Hugs!!!!!

  24. I live in the panhandle of Texas and I found these noodles at Wal-Mart! They are a different brand but the same noodle! I have not tried them yet but look forward to adding them to my low carb lifestyle!

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