I had heard about the Hungry Girl Fettuccine Hungry Girlfredo (aka Tofu Shirataki with Alfredo) awhile ago, and thought about trying it, since I like noodles, and I like tofu, and I like alfredo. After hearing the mixed reviews, I decided to skip it, until recently. I get bored eating the same things all the time, and saw the Tofu Shirataki spaghetti noodles at my local grocery store.
Ok, let's get a few things straightened out before I go any further.
Numero Uno: Tofu Shirataki noodles are not anything like white noodles. They SMELL TERRIBLE, and have to be rinsed LIKE CRAZY to get rid of the formadahyde/fishy smell. And they have a texture that's a little rubbery and a little chewy--kind of like those Asian glass noodles.
Numero Dos: The white sauce concoction is NOT really like alfredo sauce. It is white, and it is a sauce, and it has cheese in it, but that's about where the similarities end.
I still found it fairly satisfying, but not in a "oh, that totally tasted like real, full fat, carbalicious fettuccine alfredo!"
I'm more of the philosophy that it's better to have a small amount of the REAL THING once in awhile as a treat, than to eat sub-par imitations all the time. So as a substitution for the real thing, this falls short. Way short.
But, if you're looking for something:
-that has cheese
-quick and super easy
-doesn't use the stove
-bad at cooking
It's a winner!!!
Fettuccine Hungry Girlfredo
81 Calories, 3g Fat, 242mg Sodium, 9g Carbs, 4g Fiber, <1g Sugars, 4g Protein = 1 Weight Watchers Point
1 Package Tofu Shirataki Fettuccine Shaped Tofu Noodles
1/2 Wedge The Laughing Cow Light Cheese
1 teaspoon Fat Free Sour Cream
2 teaspoons Kraft Reduced Fat Parmesan Cheese
Salt & Pepper (if desired)
Rinse fettuccine noodles VERY well. Microwave them for one minute, then drain them and pat dry. Add cheeses and sour cream. Mix thoroughly. Microwave to help melt cheese further, and mix some more. Add salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy. Serves 1.
It's a good recipe to start with, but it definitely needs a little tweaking and customization to be satisfying.
Have you tried Tofu Shirataki, or have you made any of Hungry Girl's recipes?