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Fettuccine Hungry Girlfredo


By hungrygirl_lisa on Feb 07, 2012 10:00 AM in Recipes



We are pleased to announce that Lisa Lillien, AKA. Hungry Girl, will be sharing one of her delicious recipes with us each week. You will be able to find these recipes in our database for easy logging…and enjoying. Take it away, Lisa!

As a fan of CalorieCount.com, I'm THRILLED to be sharing weekly recipes with the CalorieCount crowd. This first recipe is a Hungry Girl classic. The secret to this dish is the use of tofu shirataki. These unconventional noodles have just 40 calories per package and they taste amazing in the creamy "Girlfredo" sauce.

 

 

Fettuccine Hungry Girlfredo


Ingredients:

1 package House Foods Tofu Shirataki Fettuccine Shaped Noodle Substitute (found near the tofu and refrigerated Asian products)

1 tsp. fat-free sour cream

1 wedge The Laughing Cow Light Creamy Swiss cheese

2 tsp. reduced-fat Parmesan-style grated topping

Optional seasonings: salt, black pepper 


Directions:

Use a strainer to rinse and drain noodles. Thoroughly pat dry. (The drier, the better!) Roughly cut noodles.

Bring a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium heat. Add all ingredients, breaking the cheese wedge into pieces. Cook and stir until cheese has melted, mixed with sour cream, and coated noodles, 3 - 4 minutes. Enjoy!

MAKES 1 SERVING

PER SERVING (entire recipe): 99 calories, 3.5g fat, 323mg sodium, 9.5g carbs, 4g fiber, 1.5g sugars, 5g protein

 

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I would add mushrooms, 1 clove garlic, and garnish with fresh parsley :)

Thank you for sharing



And if you're like me and can't stand the taste of Tofu Shiritake noodles, the sauce works well over SmartTaste or Whole Wheat pasta as well, for a reasonable amount of calories.



I use a spiral slicer to make zuchini or summer squash noodles that taste like pasta when lightly steam fried...and topped with your fave sauce. Low cal and nutritious too.



This is huge for me.

I have been logging my calories and weight on here (and also following Hungry Girl) for 14 months now. 

This is going to make everything so much easier to have Hungry Girl on Calorie Count.

This announcement has made my day.

Oh...and this recipes ROCKS!  I have made it several time.

All of my Super Bowl recipes were Hungry Girl.

All of my Holiday recipes were Hungry Girl.

If you haven't tried her recipes before, they are very much worth looking at.

And her email newsletter is full of all sorts of wonderful tips and ideas. 



Got the recipe off of the Food Network website.  I loved it!!!!  Only I put mushrooms and some green onions and left out the broccoli (don't care for it).  So easy.  Its great for one living alone.  All her recipes are have been good!



Congrats HungryGirl! Nannam, love the spirouli. The texture and the thickness of the noodles it spins absolutely rival conventional pasta. Nutritionally, a major upgrade. As for the tofu noodles, personally I can't stand them. Also, I'm not a huge fan of anything soy based as are many men and women alike. I do love using quinoa noodles which cook up exactly like a regular flour noodle, are low glycemic and add major fiber and protein punch. Yes to nadanfad on the add-ins. I'd also swap out the sour cream for Greek yogurt.


You can replace the tofu shirataki with the plain shirataki noodles that are flavorless.  The tofu shirataki does have 5-20 calories (NOT BAD!!!) versus the plain in which are ZERO calories!  Also you can find the black shirataki noodles that are 5 calories.  You can find these in the asian markets that are much cheaper than ones that are marketed in the grocery stores as miracle noodles-these gems have been around for a very long time and now becoming more popular with americans.  Also, they have yam cakes-exact same thing, great for stir frys, soups and much more!!  I love these noodles that certainly satisfy my need for noodles!!



Ohhh I am excited to read all these wonderful cooking hints instead of living on fish and salad..thanks


That sounds as if it would taste nothing like alfredo.



This is SOOOO great.  HG has so many great ideas for swaps.  If you don't belong to her e-mail blast and you like suggestions, sign up.  My one challenge is I will not eat a lot of processed foods so I am always loooking for real food swaps. 



but if I buy a whole container of sour cream for just one tsp chances are I will waste the rest

I never use sour cream for anything

too bad you cannot buy a small yogurt type container of sour cream

but the recipe looks good



Original Post by: toroneh

but if I buy a whole container of sour cream for just one tsp chances are I will waste the rest

I never use sour cream for anything

too bad you cannot buy a small yogurt type container of sour cream

but the recipe looks good


Try natural  Greek Yogurt, that should work...



I wonder if you could substitute Nonfat, plain Greek Yogurt for the sour cream? I do it in other recipes and don't notice much of a difference at all. I don't always have sour cream on hand, but I always have yogurt.



Hooray, Hungry Girl on CC!  I love both sites.  Hungry Girl has a lot of real world solutions for those of us who are sometimes too busy to cook from scratch or are just learning how to cook and eat mindfully.  I did use a lot more processed foods earlier in my journey, and HG swaps were awesome to help me lighten up my tastes and eventually slide over into mostly fresh foods.  Also, her survival guides for restaurant chains is a BIG help.  I am all for using every resource available to help get where you need to go.  I read the daily email blasts from both CC and HG and find them both very valuable.



I just read your fettuccini recipe and am anxious to try it. Can't get the noodles here, but will when I get to our nearest big city. I can't seem to print the recipe without printing all sorts of ads. Any help there? It might just be me.



Original Post by: bakergirlrke

I just read your fettuccini recipe and am anxious to try it. Can't get the noodles here, but will when I get to our nearest big city. I can't seem to print the recipe without printing all sorts of ads. Any help there? It might just be me.


I ordered them online from vivalowcarb.  they were pretty reasonably priced. 



Original Post by: bakergirlrke

I just read your fettuccini recipe and am anxious to try it. Can't get the noodles here, but will when I get to our nearest big city. I can't seem to print the recipe without printing all sorts of ads. Any help there? It might just be me.


if you go to the top of this page, in the italicized intro, there is a link for "recipe" and if you click on that it takes you to the nutritional profile for the recipe with the instructions for making it that prints out without as many ads.



Original Post by: jacknife76

That sounds as if it would taste nothing like alfredo.


Yeah...it doesn't taste like alfredo. I'm surprised so many people are going wild over it, those noodles are absolutely putrid and make your entire house reak like rotten fish. I'd rather have a small serving of alfredo for 300 calories than a massive serving for 99 calories if the taste is WAY better.



How do I print out the recipe?  Love the amount for calorie count and fiber.

I see me trolling the tofu aisle. LOL



I easily copied the recipe on a word document.  Just highlight copy and paste.

I have only used tofu shirataki in soup so I am anxious to try this recipe.



Original Post by: rachelwert

Original Post by: jacknife76

That sounds as if it would taste nothing like alfredo.


Yeah...it doesn't taste like alfredo. I'm surprised so many people are going wild over it, those noodles are absolutely putrid and make your entire house reak like rotten fish. I'd rather have a small serving of alfredo for 300 calories than a massive serving for 99 calories if the taste is WAY better.


That's because it's GIRLfredo...and I agree, it would taste nothing like alfredo sauce.  Like rachelwert, I prefer recipes that call for food with which I am familiar: once I start trying to make tofu noodle substitute, I will never know if I am making it correctly, and if it's supposed to have the taste and consistency called for in the recipe.



Original Post by: rachelwert

Original Post by: jacknife76

That sounds as if it would taste nothing like alfredo.


Yeah...it doesn't taste like alfredo. I'm surprised so many people are going wild over it, those noodles are absolutely putrid and make your entire house reak like rotten fish. I'd rather have a small serving of alfredo for 300 calories than a massive serving for 99 calories if the taste is WAY better.


I agree with rachel - the noodles sound terrible. A noodle, by definition, is made of dough and dough by definition is made of grain. I think I will pass on the noodle substitute and the fake alfredo sauce - where is the butter? Afterall, that is what alfredo sauce is all about - butter, cream and cheese, LOL. 

I understand this is supposed to be a lo-cal dish, but some dishes just aren't meant to be lo-cal. Either I have it the way its meant to be or I don't have it at all!



I've had this recipe before, quite a while ago. I enjoyed it and finished it all but later that night I couldn't sleep because of an upset stomach. The noodles didn't settle well in my stomach and I haven't had them since. Very good recipe though.



I often use Greek Gods (or any other brand will do) plain, fat free yogurt, instead of sour cream. 



here's a recipe i found that's a little more calories but it matches the tast of alfredo sauce

http://www.ourbestbites.com/2008/08/guiltless-alfredo-sauce/



Ditto on the greek yogurt substitute for sour cream, I make cakes and always sub the yogurt with the sour cream in recipes.



I tried the tofu shirataki noodles last week. I cannot express, in words, how horrible they were. Tossed both packages. They don't even begin to resemble a noodle in any capacity. Fishy smelling, rubbery, and chewy. I prefer to eat foods with some nutritional value to fuel my body. These "fake" it recipes IMO are a waste of time and effort. I don't care for hungry girl, she doesn't educate on how to fuel yourself, but rather on how to cut calories to cheat. Eat well, eat clean, and nourish yourself. Everyone is worth the effort. I'm saddened to see this collaboration with CC. 



Original Post by: stillwatergirl

Original Post by: rachelwert

Original Post by: jacknife76

That sounds as if it would taste nothing like alfredo.


Yeah...it doesn't taste like alfredo. I'm surprised so many people are going wild over it, those noodles are absolutely putrid and make your entire house reak like rotten fish. I'd rather have a small serving of alfredo for 300 calories than a massive serving for 99 calories if the taste is WAY better.


I agree with rachel - the noodles sound terrible. A noodle, by definition, is made of dough and dough by definition is made of grain. I think I will pass on the noodle substitute and the fake alfredo sauce - where is the butter? Afterall, that is what alfredo sauce is all about - butter, cream and cheese, LOL. 

I understand this is supposed to be a lo-cal dish, but some dishes just aren't meant to be lo-cal. Either I have it the way its meant to be or I don't have it at all!


Ditto. I started calorie count in January 2009 and lost 50 pounds and kept it off by exercising and eating smaller portions. I don't see any need to eat something like this. 



Original Post by: gildedfox

And if you're like me and can't stand the taste of Tofu Shiritake noodles, the sauce works well over SmartTaste or Whole Wheat pasta as well, for a reasonable amount of calories.


You can also use spaghetti squash instead of pasta. It is delicious and doesn't have the funky taste that tofu Shiritake noodles have.



I made this tonight.  The noodles are fine, but it was watery (they seem better suited for soups).  Anyway I added shrimp and broccoli and extra cheese (it needed it).  It was ok, not great but for the calories, i'm not complaining. 



I made this tonight.  The noodles are fine, but it was watery (they seem better suited for soups).  Anyway I added shrimp and broccoli and extra cheese (it needed it).  It was ok, not great but for the calories, i'm not complaining. 



Kroger's has the small containers like yogurt

 



Actually... the fattening dish you all keep referring to is the Americanized version.  The true Italian dish is simply noodles, some olive oil to keep them from sticking, freshly cracked pepper, and fresh shaved Parmesean cheese.  Simple and far less fattening than the cream and butter sauce everyone over here is used to.  So, regardless -- whether it's Hungry Girl's version or the Olive Garden's version -- it's still not legit.  ;-)  So, I say: Let those who are excited about it be excited.  They obviously need recipe ideas like this to reach their weight-loss goals.  I know it helped me out tremendously...



barnycat: I am with you! HG is not a reliable source of nutrition. Most of her recipes call for "frankenfood" or food substitutes.

I would much rather have "zoodles" than fishy fakin' noodles.



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