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HG's Crazy-Good Cold Sesame Noodles
HG's Crazy-Good Cold Sesame Noodles

Sesame Treat!
Cold sesame noodles with HALF the fat and a FRACTION of the calories compared to the average order? Give us forks ASAP -- and let the noodle-swirling begin!

Ingredients:
1 package House Foods Tofu Shirataki, Spaghetti Shape
1 tbsp. plus 1 tsp. reduced-fat peanut butter, room temperature
2 tbsp. light soymilk
2 tbsp. chopped scallions
1/2 tbsp. light or low-sodium soy sauce
1/2 tsp. sesame seeds
1/8 tsp. minced garlic
1 no-calorie sweetener packet (like Splenda)
Optional: salt

Directions:
Rinse and drain noodles well. Pat VERY dry with paper towels. Place noodles in a microwave-safe bowl, and microwave for 1 minute. Drain excess liquid from noodles, and pat them again until thoroughly dry (the more dry the better!). Cut noodles into spaghetti-length pieces. Set aside. In a separate small dish, combine peanut butter, soymilk, soy sauce, sesame seeds, garlic and sweetener. Mix well. Feel free to season this sauce to taste with salt. Pour sauce over noodles. Mix thoroughly. Top with chopped scallions and mix again. Allow to chill in the fridge. Then enjoy! MAKES 1 SERVING

Serving Size: 1 bowl (entire recipe)
Calories: 178
Fat: 10g
Sodium: 494mg
Carbs: 19g
Fiber: 6g
Sugars: 4g
Protein: 9g

PointsPlus® value 5*

HG Alternative! If you use Better'n Peanut Butter instead of reduced-fat PB, your Crazy-Good Cold Sesame Noodles will clock in with 117 calories, 3.5g fat, 18g carbs, 4.5g fiber, and 6g protein (PointsPlus® value 3*). Woohoo!

Cold Sesame Noodles, Average
Cold Sesame Noodles, Average

Sesame Shmesame!
Oh, please. Don't tell us you're surprised to see crazy-high nutritionals associated with cold sesame noodles. Pasta plus peanut butter plus sesame oil (and seeds!) pretty much says it all. But they do taste really goooood. Rumor has it, this dish was created by a peanut farmer who accidentally spilled soy sauce on his spaghetti. In a desperate attempt to mask the saltiness of his family's dinner, he quickly stirred in spoonfuls of peanut butter. Turns out they loved it. OK, that was completely made up (and really dumb -- but there's little-to-no info available about the history of these irresistible things!). Distracting you with silly, made-up stories isn't what we're here to do. We're here to deliver a fantabulous recipe for SLAMMIN' cold sesame noodles with a tiny fraction of the calories of the regular version. That's it. So, we'll stop yapping now and let you head to the kitchen to whip up a batch of our Crazy-Good Cold Sesame Noodles. Remember to report back to us and tell us what you think. We'll be waiting...

Serving Size: 1 bowl (typical portion)
Calories: 584
Fat: 20g
Sodium: 1,215mg
Carbs: 101g
Fiber: 6g
Sugars: 20g
Protein: 18.5g

PointsPlus® value 17*

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  *The PointsPlus® values for these products and/or recipes were calculated by Hungry Girl and are not an endorsement or approval of the product, recipe or its manufacturer or developer by Weight Watchers International, Inc., the owner of the PointsPlus® registered trademark.