Kelp Noodles: How To Prepare & Enjoy This Super Food

I’m crazy about all things “Noodle”. Asian cuisine has long been at the top of my culinary inspiration. I absolutely adore noodle dishes, exotic vegetables, different textures and colors as well as the decadent spices present in most Asian meals. However, since I began avoiding MSG at all cost, my repertoire of Asian restaurants where I used to be a regular  diminished significantly. I truly believe in clean eating so I set out to find healthy alternatives to my favorites.

A couple of years back I tasted Korean Kelp Noodles for the first time and instantly fell in love. Since then, I’ve found local supplies and experimented with a variety of dishes featuring this tasty super food. Everything from fresh noodle salads to elaborate Kelp Noodle Stir Fries. I have to admit that I prefer them cooked so I most often use them in my Asian Fusion soups, stir fries and sautées.

What I’ve made so far 🙂

Along with being a great gluten-free substitute for pasta, Kelp Noodles are also Fat Free! One of my favorite Alkaline foods, kelp provides many health benefits in both supplement and comestible forms. Check out Kelp Benefits: Health From The Sea for more details on all it has to offer.

I personally cook with Sea Tangle Kelp Noodles that are available at my local healthy supermarket and if I’m not mistaken at Whole Foods in the US, as well as Gold Mine Kelp Noodles which you can get here.

Nutritional Info That’s Bound To Make You Happy

Here’s a sneak peek of what’s  inside – just look at all those zeroes:

Serving 4 oz
Servings per pack 3
Calories 0 0%
Calories from fat 0 0%
Total Fat 0g 0%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 35g 1%
Total Carbohydrates 1g 0%
Dietary fiber 1g 4%
Sugar 0g 0%
Protein 0g 0%
Calcium 15%
Iron 4%

Now that we’ve got the nutritious part out of the way, you must be thinking; but how does it actually taste, how do I prepare it? As a new approach, I’ve decided to switch it up a little and offer you 3 recipes by bloggers that I actually follow  who most certainly know their way around a kitchen.

So without further ado here are my favorite Kelp Noodle recipes:

JAP CHAE (STIR FRY NOODLES) – BY JENNY CASTANEDA

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Her recipe is my absolute favorite because she uses only clean ingredients that I fully approve of and much like myself finds healthy alternatives to the commonly used sketchy ones. Her recipe is quick and easy to follow and provides delicious nourishment for four. Be sure to check-out her One Pot Paleo cookbook for savory meal ideas!

KOREAN INSPIRED BEEF AND VEGETABLE NOODLE BOWL – BY HAYLEY FROM PRIMAL PALATE

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Another mouth-watering slight variation to the same meal; this time that serves 6. So if you’re looking to feed a bigger family, this recipe might be better in terms of proportions. Once again, great ingredients and a few alternatives proposed for those who can’t find what’s listed.

RAW ZUCCHINI AND KELP NOODLES WITH CREAMY BASIL APRICOT SAUCE – BY GLUTEN FREE CAT

Raw_noodles2_Gluten-Free_Cat-1024x682A totally original take on Kelp Noodles, this is one that I can’t wait to try personally! For those of you that prefer creamy pasta this might be an amazing healthy alternative. Packed with fresh ingredients, it sure looks promising!

So what are you waiting for? It’s time to try Kelp Noodles!

Wow all these yummy dishes are making me hungry so I’m off to raid the pantry. Have you tried kelp noodles yet? Which recipe is your favorite?

Bon Appétit!

❤ ❤ ❤

 

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2 thoughts on “Kelp Noodles: How To Prepare & Enjoy This Super Food

    • Talia I’m so glad! 🙂 I’m pretty sure you’ll enjoy them! When eaten raw they’re a bit crunchy but as soon as you drop them in a hot broth they soften up and absorb the flavors. And they’re so nutritious. Because they don’t naturally hold protein I suggest combining with meat or seafood. Thanks a lot for sharing. Let me know how your first encounter goes 🙂

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