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Low Carb Cooking with Shrimp

Cooking with Shrimp, the Low Carb Way

From a classic shrimp cocktail, to the most colourful Asian stir fry, to the best seafood chowder you’ve ever tasted, shrimp are an extremely popular ingredient in a wide range of cooking styles from around the world. They’re tasty, extremely high in protein, and a very healthy option, making them a great fit for the low carb lifestyle. However, you may be surprised to learn that not all shrimp are created equal. There are many different types and come from all corners of the globe, each with unique characteristics.

In this guide, we will help explain the different types of shrimp that you can find in grocery stores, fish markets, and restaurants from coast to coast, as well as provide a few cooking and preparation tips to help make sure that your recipes come out perfectly. Cooking shrimp properly isn’t really all that hard, but there certainly are a few things to keep in mind in order to get the best results. First, let’s take a look at the different kinds of shrimp that you’re likely to encounter when you go shopping.

Types of Shrimp

Gulf Shrimp – While this is a bit of a misnomer, Gulf shrimp actually can be one of three different varieties, including brown, pink, and white shrimps. Gulf shrimp are common and popular in North America and can be found on the menu of all types of restaurants and in grocery stores across the country.

Giant Tiger Prawn – This variety of shrimp tends to be on the larger size scale and is usually farmed in Asian countries. Because of its combination of size, flavour, and appearance, this is usually the shrimp that is favoured by fine dining establishments and gourmet chefs. Tiger prawns are also commonly available at supermarkets and fish markets, although because of their size and premium characteristics, they do tend to be more expensive than other varieties of shrimp.

Rock Shrimp – These shrimps prefer deep, cold waters like those in the Atlantic Ocean, and can be found all along the eastern seaboard of North America. Rock shrimp have a taste and texture very similar to lobster, making them a popular and less expensive option for many recipes that would normally call for lobster.

Spot Prawns – On the other side of North America, throughout the waters of the west coast, spot prawns are fished in large quantities and are commonplace on the menus of all kinds of restaurants and available in fish markets and supermarkets across the continent. Spot prawns are very similar to gulf shrimp in their taste, texture, and appearance.

Cleaning and Preparation

It’s very common for shrimp to be stored and shipped in the frozen state to greatly extend their usable life and make them available more widely around the world. Generally, this has no significant effect on the taste or usability of the shrimp, but true shrimp aficionados will stand by the old axiom for all kinds of seafood that ‘fresher is better’. Preparing frozen shrimp begins with thawing them completely over several hours in the refrigerator. Alternatively, you can also thaw them in a bath of cold water if you need them ready in less time.

If the shrimp have not been de-veined, you will want to do this prior to any further steps in preparation. The dark brown or black vein that runs down the back of the shrimp is actually a part of the digestive tract and is essentially just shrimp waste. If the shrimp you purchased have already had their shells split for easy peeling, removing the vein is easy by simply opening the gap in the shell and pulling it out. If the shell has not already been split, carefully use a sharp paring knife to slit the shell open along the back in order to access the area where the vein is.

Shell on or Shell Off?

There are some differing opinions on whether it’s best to peel the shrimp prior to cooking, or to leave them on, however, each method has advantages for different types of cooking styles and dishes. In general, if the shrimp will be presented as a centerpiece of the meal and a certain visual appearance is warranted, then it is recommended the shells remain on, to be removed at the time the meal is consumed.

Shells are also usually left on for grilling, since it helps keep the shrimp intact and also from drying out too much, but many grillers prefer peeled shrimp for the greater ease of eating when the meal is ready. For other meals where the shrimp is contained within the meal with many other ingredients, such as soups or stews like jambalaya and gumbo, it is usually better to peel the shrimp before cooking so guests do not need to worry about peeling each shrimp as they eat.

What About Pre-cooked Shrimp?

In a pinch, pre-cooked shrimp are a great time saver and add additional convenience to the preparation process. However, shrimp are very sensitive to overcooking, and can easily become tough and rubbery if heated for too long. For best results, it is always recommended that raw shrimp be used for the majority of recipes. That being said, if you’re in a hurry then pre-cooked shrimp should do the job just fine, as long as they are not re-heated for too long before serving.

Tips for Cooking Shrimp

Shrimp are a very versatile type of protein that can be prepared in many different ways to work with a variety of dishes and types of cuisine. Shrimp can be grilled straight on the barbecue, either on their own or as part of a kabob. Grillers will need to be very attentive to the shrimp, as they cook very quickly and only need a few minutes to turn thoroughly pink.

Shrimp can also be sautéed in a variety of sauces, such as garlic butter and a wide range of Asian sauces like sugar-free teriyaki or spicy hoisin sauce. Shrimp can be boiled to be used in pasta dishes or steamed alongside fresh vegetables, or dipped in your favourite seafood sauce. They can also be simmered as part of a seafood stew or chowder, or as part of a fresh soup.

Regardless of what method used to cook the shrimp, it’s important to note that they require very little time to cook completely, and the longer they are exposed to high temperatures the more likely they are to become tough. For example, in water that is at a rolling boil, your average sized shrimps take only about 3 minutes to become completely cooked. This is a good benchmark to keep in mind, but you will also become accustomed to the cooking times of shrimp in various instances the more you use them. Practice makes perfect!


If you’re getting tired of chicken or burned out on beef, why not try some tasty shrimp to add some variety to your weekly low carb meal plan?  With these tips, we’re sure that you’ll find that cooking with shrimp can be very easy, and the resulting recipes are certainly delicious! Shrimp are a healthy protein option that make them a great fit for many low carb recipes from all different kinds of regional cuisine, from contemporary American creations to classic Asian dishes, and more. We hope that this set of tips has inspired you to head out to your local fish market or grocery store and pick up a big bag of delicious shrimp to experiment with.

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Springtime Workout and Exercise Tips

Refresh Your Workout Routine with These Springtime Exercise Tips

Whether you’ve got spring fever of cabin fever, the prescription is the same; get out, get moving, and get fit! This time of year, when the sunshine and warm weather become much more frequent, we feel the pull of the outdoors and the desire to shake ourselves out of the winter blahs with a fun new routine that gets us active and helps improve our fitness. Unfortunately, many people struggle with just what to do in order to add some much-needed change in to their fitness regimen. That’s where this article should come in handy.

Here, we’ve decided to gather together a fun collection of tips and tricks that anyone can use to help refresh and rejuvenate their exercise and workout routines, just in time for the warmer spring time weather. These tips are easy to follow and can be just what you need to get inspired and rethink your fitness habits. Now, let’s get moving!

Gear Up to Get Out

It’s no secret that picking up a cool new piece of gear can get you really excited to start using it, and the same goes for your fitness equipment. Of course, you don’t need to spend a ton of money just for the sake of getting something new. Often times something as simple and affordable as a new pair of running shoes can be a great catalyst to a new season of running and improved cardiovascular health. Cyclists may choose to go for a fancy new helmet, or perhaps install that new set of tires you’ve been wanting to try out. Canoers and kayakers could check out the latest in personal flotation devices and see what cool new styles are hitting the shelves this season. Whatever your sport of choice may be, the springtime is the perfect time to indulge a little bit and score a cool new piece of gear that makes you want to get out more and keep moving.

Runners, Get off the Road

Running is one of the simplest ways to get active, and there are very few barriers to getting started with this healthy activity. If you’ve never actively run before, or if it’s been a really long time since your last run, we recommend you check out the running clinics offered by many specialty running stores. These ‘learn to run’ classes are a great resource for new runners to learn the proper methods to avoid injury and maximize the benefits.

Also, these local running groups can be a great way to learn about nearby trails that you could start to explore with trail running. Trail running is an exciting alternative to running in a gym or simply on the road. It gives you the ability to experience nature in a new way and presents many unique challenges due to the constantly changing grades and direction you experience as you wind your way along the trails. You’ll need a more aggressive shoe for trail running, so ask for recommendations on what would be a good choice for this style of running.

Fresh Air to Freshen the Spirit

If you’ve never tried yoga or Pilates before, it’s definitely something that you should consider as an addition to your healthy lifestyle. The benefits of these types of relaxation and meditation exercises are well-documented, including a reduction in stress, improved flexibility, and more. Many yoga and Pilates studios offer outdoor classes, weather-permitting of course, at local parks. This is a great way to get some fresh air at the same time that you’re rejuvenating your spirit and body with a group of friends. Ask around your area for recommendations on which studios offer these types of experiences. Or if you’re already a yoga or Pilates pro, why not take the initiative and start your own outdoor sessions with friends? Just be sure to follow park usage guidelines and make appropriate bookings or arrangements if necessary.

Get Pumped with New Workout Tunes

It’s been proven that the right tunes playing can have a huge impact on how you feel when you are exercising or working out. You might not find that Beastie Boys is perfectly suited to your yoga session, but it works great when pounding out an intense 5k run. Spend some time on your preferred music streaming or downloading sites and check out what’s new and hot on the charts to liven up your exercise playlist and inject some new energy to your tunes. Subscription services such as Spotify are great at providing recommendations for new music based on the stuff you’ve listened to in the past, or based on genres, other artists, or simply what’s hot around the world. Spend some time exploring and discovering new music and build out a kick-ass new playlist for your workout routines.

Get the Kids on Board

You’re not the only one in the house who can benefit from getting out and moving more. Many kids these days are far more sedentary than we were in our youth, so it’s important to instill good healthy living habits in them, and that includes exercise. This could be something as simple as teaching your pre-teen how to run in one of those ‘learn-to-run’ classes we talked about earlier, or maybe you could strike up a pickup game of ultimate Frisbee at your local park.

Getting your kids excited about regular exercise usually hinges on how much fun it is, so see what you can do to work in some competitive elements, or just some random silliness that keeps them engaged or laughing. Take turns quoting your favourite goofy TV show, or challenge each other to a quick race, for example. Whatever it takes, just make it fun for them, and it’ll inevitably be more fun for you, too.


There’s no reason that you can’t use the springtime as the perfect excuse for making a change to your fitness regimen. In fact, many people use this season as the springboard in to a complete overhaul of their healthy living lifestyle, including changes to their exercise routines, meal plans, and more. Spring is the season of rebirth and rejuvenation, so take a cue from Mother Nature and do the same for yourself. Your body will thank you, and the benefits will be well worth the effort. Now, get out there in the sunshine and get moving!

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BBQ Cleaning Guide – Great Tips

The How-To Guide for Cleaning Your Barbecue Grill

With summertime just around the corner, our minds turn to warmer weather and fun times outdoors with family and friends. For many of us, a big part of summer fun comes from firing up our BBQ’s and having a family cookout, complete with delicious foods like fresh grilled hamburgers, hot dogs, chicken, steaks, and much more.

However, when the warmer weather hits and we rush to get those first burgers of the summer cooking, we sometimes forget how important it is to thoroughly clean and prepare our barbecues for the new season of grilling. While most of us are diligent in cleaning the actual grills each and every time we cook, the rest of the barbecue needs attention too, and making sure it’s clean and in full working order is a good idea at the start of every grilling season.

In this article, we walk through all the steps you need to know to perform a complete inspection and top-to-bottom cleaning of your barbecue grill and ensure that it’s ready to rock and roll when the time is right. We’ll discuss the essential tools you should have on hand, as well as some things to avoid along the way. Let’s get right to it!

Start with Safety First

We always abide by the credo of ‘safety first’ when it comes to working with a gas grill, so always disconnect the gas line from the grill before you do anything else. Leaving the gas line connected to a fuel source while you’re cleaning it can be extremely dangerous, so always make sure this is the first step you take to stay safe.

Gather the Right Tools

Before you begin, it’s important to gather together the necessary tools and equipment you’ll need to properly clean your grill. You don’t need much, but the right tools can make things much faster and easier, and get the process done with less mess overall. Here’s what you should have close at hand before you begin.

  • Two large buckets – You’ll use one bucket to dump any ashes or dirt that has collected in the bottom of your grill to be disposed of later, and the other bucket will be used to hold clean, soapy water to clean the various parts of the grill.
  • Metal paint scraper – A stiff metal paint scraper is great for removing burnt-on stuff from the insides of the barbecue shell. Pick one that’s no wider than about 1.5” – 2” so it’s easier to maneuver inside the various areas of the barbecue. Note that if your grill is made from stainless steel parts, you will want to avoid using a metal scraper since it will scratch the finish. In these cases, opt for plastic instead.
  • Stiff bristle brush – You’ll need a stiff bristled plastic brush to scrub down the surfaces of the barbecue after you’ve scraped off the loose dirt. You’ll want something with fairly long bristles since it will be easier to get in to the different nooks and crannies on the inside.
  • Metal grill brush or grill cleaning stone – For giving the grills themselves a good scrub, you’ll want to use a good quality grill brush or cleaning stone that is specifically for BBQ grills.
  • Gentle dish soap – You’ll want just a little bit of gentle dish detergent and warm water to clean the majority of the parts of the barbecue. Harsh chemicals should be avoided for the obvious reasons that you don’t want to risk any of that stuff getting near your food. Gentle dish soap will rinse away easily and leave a clean, chemical-free surface.

Disassemble and Check for Replacement Parts

Now that you’re ready to work on the grill, start by removing the main components for easier cleaning. The grills, burners, and heat diffusers are all easily removed, usually without the need for any tools. Take out the grease drip trays and any other removable pieces that you can in order to give yourself more space to work with while you clean.

This will also give you the opportunity to closely inspect all the different parts of your grill and look for any signs of excessive damage, wear, or corrosion. If you spot any parts that appear to have been damaged or are beginning to rust through, they should be replaced with the correct replacement parts from the manufacturer of the grill. Look for signs such as thick areas of rust or thinning and brittle metal that are telltale signs that corrosion has progressed and the parts are no longer safe to use in your grill. Consult the manufacturers website and look through the technical support section for a parts list for your grill or call them for assistance in identifying the correct replacement parts you will need.

Scrape and Scrub

Once you’ve got things disassembled, gently but firmly scrape any burnt-on food and layers of grease or dirt from the parts and dump the scrapings in to one of your buckets. This will keep all the dirt in one place and make it easier to dispose of when you’re done. After the parts have been scraped sufficiently to remove the bulk of the surface dirt, you can begin washing and scrubbing them in the bucket of warm and soapy water. Use the stiff bristle brush to scrub the parts in the soapy water to get them as clean as possible. Also scrub down the inside of the grill casing to remove any loose dirt and grime.

Rinse and Dry

Now that you’ve got everything scrubbed down and looking clean, give everything a good rinse with clean, cold water. Avoid using high pressure hoses, as they can force water in to areas that are difficult to dry and could cause faster corrosion. If you have a gentle spray nozzle on your garden hose, you can use this if you dial down the pressure to a very low setting, otherwise rinse everything by hand with clean water.

After everything has been sufficiently rinsed, place all the parts in a well ventilated or sunny area to accelerate the drying process. You can speed things up by patting with paper towels to absorb any excess water that has collected in the various parts of your grill.

Reassemble and Test

Once you are certain that all the parts are completely dry, you can now reassemble the grill and get it ready for use again. Put everything back in the reverse order that it was removed and be sure to consult the owners’ manual if you are uncertain where some things need to go.

With the grill completely dry and reassembled, it’s time to reconnect the gas line and fire it up. We recommend running the barbecue for several minutes to help remove any additional moisture that may still be present and to ensure that the grill is working correctly.

Finish with a Big Family Dinner

Put that nice, clean barbecue to good use by planning a big family dinner to officially kick off the summer grilling season. If you need help planning a fantastic low carb barbecue, check out our BBQ Grilling Guide for a collection of tips and recipes you can use to cook up something really special.

We Canadians love our barbecues, and since we all know that winter will be back before we know it, let’s plan to get as much out of this summer grilling season as we can. Now, go get that barbecue ready for action, Grill Master!

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Low Carb Hummus – Homemade

Make Gourmet Low Carb Hummus at Home

Of all the different types of dips and spreads that exist in the world, hummus is definitely one of the most widely known and popular. It’s great for dipping almost anything, from veggie sticks to crackers, and can also be used in a lot of other ways. Some people use it as a sandwich spread, as an ingredient in salad dressings, and even in some soup recipes. It’s a very versatile food that has a distinctive taste, and it’s very easy to make.

In this article, we’ll give you the essentials on how to make your own delicious hummus right in your own kitchen. We’ve got some great suggestions on how to season and flavour your hummus to create a few different unusual taste combinations, and we’ve even discovered a fantastic recipe for hummus made from alternative ingredients that brings the carb count down even lower. With these recipes and tips at hand, you’ll be well on your way to becoming an expert in the world of hummus in no time. Let’s dive right in and get started by learning about the origins of hummus and the basic ingredients you’ll need.

What is Hummus?

The origins of hummus stretch back hundreds of years, as far as the 13th century, actually. It’s a common staple of Middle-Eastern cuisine and comes in a wide range of variants that stem from regional differences in ingredients. The primary ingredient in hummus is chickpeas, which belong to the group of foods known as legumes, alongside beans, peas and other similar foods.

While chickpeas on their own do contain carbs, it’s important to note that they are also extremely high in fiber and contain a good amount of protein, in addition to many other vitamins and nutrients. The carbs from the chickpeas are usually offset by the fact that hummus is typically used as an accent for other foods that are either carb-free or extremely low in carbs, such as vegetables and meats.

Chickpeas aren’t the only ingredient needed to make a great hummus, however. Other essential ingredients include tahini, which is a condiment made from ground toasted sesame seeds, as well as olive oil, lemon juice, salt and garlic. Several different ingredients can also be added to hummus to create a wide range of tastes such as red pepper, sun-dried tomato, jalapeno, and many more.

Now that you’ve got an idea of where hummus came from and what you’ll need to make it, let’s take a look at a couple of fantastic recipes that are easy to follow and allow you to make delicious, healthy homemade hummus. First, let’s start with a traditional hummus recipe that covers all the basics.

Classic Hummus Recipe

This simple, but amazing, recipe for classic hummus comes from Ali over at This delicious hummus can be ready in just minutes, and all you really need are the ingredients and a food processor or blender to make it happen. Once you’ve got the basic hummus done, you can easily customize it with a variety of toppings to suit your taste. The chef recommends things like an extra drizzle of olive oil, perhaps some red pepper flakes, a sprinkle of paprika, or even some toasted pine nuts or pesto. Go ahead and get creative and add some personal flair to your hummus.

As you can see, making your own hummus at home is super simple. But what if you want to drop the carb count even lower? Can you still make great hummus from alternative ingredients? You bet you can!

Low Carb Cauliflower Hummus Recipe

We’ve found this incredible recipe from Melissa at for a hummus made from cauliflower, and you’ve just got to try it. This creation is a fantastic alternative for low carb dieters who are keeping to a very strict level of carbs, but still want to enjoy a tasty hummus dip with a variety of foods. As a bonus, it’s also paleo-friendly, so many different types of dieters will benefit from this unique method for making tasty hummus.

Ready-Made Hummus Products

Of course, not everyone has the time to make fresh hummus from scratch. For hummus fans who are in a bit more of a hurry, you can find all kinds of delicious prepared hummus in a variety of flavours from Wild Garden, including delicious flavours like roasted red pepper hummus. Browse the full range of Wild Garden hummus here.


Hummus is a great fit for low carb dieters and it works in all kinds of healthy meal plans as a condiment, snack, or ingredient for main dishes or side dishes.

We certainly hope that you’ve found this information helpful, and that the next time you need some hummus for a table full of appetizers, that you consider trying your hand at making your own. It’s a simple food to prepare, and fresh hummus always tastes better. Plus, you’ll be able to customize the flavours to suit your tastes or create exciting new combinations for your guests to try.

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Lilly’s Homestyle Bake Shoppe

All About Lilly’s Bake Shoppe

For low carb dieters, baked goods are often something that get skipped over or avoided because of their commonly higher carb counts and sugar content. It’s understandable, since you’d expect that it would be difficult to make those kinds of foods without some type of sugar or flour. Fortunately for low carb dieters, there are now all kinds of different options for making delicious and healthy baked goods that won’t set your diets off the rails. One brand that proves this exceptionally well is Lilly’s Bake Shoppe.

In this article, we’ll talk about the origins of Lilly’s Bake Shoppe, as well as their approach to producing delicious and healthy sugar-free baked goods that are perfect for low carb dieters. We’ll also take a look at some of their most popular products and make a few recommendations on some hot beverages that pair perfectly with them. Let’s get started with a look at the company, and how they got started.

About Lilly’s Bake Shoppe

The origins of Lilly’s Bake Shoppe start with a small family-owned kitchen in Brooklyn, NY that opened over 70 years ago. Since then, Lilly’s has grown in to one of the leading brands of delicious baked goods in North America. Famous for traditional foods such as babkas, cakes, cookies, breads, biscotti, and macaroons, Lilly’s Bake Shoppe uses only the finest ingredients in all their products, and it shows. Their reputation for quality is second to none.

Currently distributed in specialty grocers and food shops all over North America, Lilly’s Bake Shoppe also offers a wide range of sugar-free products tailored to customers who are on special diets such as the low carb diet and others. Here at The Low Carb Grocery, we carry a broad selection of the most popular products from Lilly’s Bake Shoppe, and the reviews from our customers are consistently  overwhelmingly positive.

Now, let’s take a look at some of the different products that you can find from Lilly’s Bake Shoppe on our shelves and online.

Lilly’s Sugar Free Biscotti

The literal translation of the Italian word ‘biscotti’ is ‘twice baked’. These traditional cookies are crisp and crunchy, thanks to this double-baking process, and are the perfect accompaniment for your morning coffee or afternoon tea. Classic biscotti varieties usually include nuts in them, but many other flavours have been created and each one of them is simply scrumptious.

Lilly’s biscotti is sugar-free and available in many different flavours including orange, chocolate, pecan, cinnamon, and walnut. In addition, Lilly’s biscotti are also lactose free and completely kosher, and with only 1 effective carb per piece, they’re the perfect snack for any low carb dieter.

Lilly’s Sugar Free Macaroons

Not to be confused with the delicate French confections known as macarons, American-style macaroons are dense cookies that use no flour, but instead use ingredients such as coconut, nuts, or nut paste. Since they contain no flour, macaroons are a popular treat to serve at Passover celebrations.

Lilly’s Bake Shoppe makes chocolate and vanilla varieties of macaroons, and they’re all sugar free and 100% delicious. Like their biscotti, Lilly’s macaroons are kosher, as well as free of salt and cholesterol. You can find Lilly’s macaroons in chocolate and vanilla at The Low Carb Grocery.

What to Serve with Lilly’s Biscotti and Macaroons

Now that you’re likely craving a crispy, crunchy biscotti or a soft and chewy macaroon, we’ve got some great suggestions on what you can pair them with for a snack break that’s doubly delightful. While a nice cup of coffee is certainly a great way to enjoy your biscotti or macaroon, here are a couple of suggestions for beverages that you can use to explore some different flavour combinations.

For a true and authentic Italian experience, get yourself a nice fresh cup of cappuccino to accompany your biscotti. This world-famous combination of rich, hot espresso and freshly frothed milk is one of the finest coffee creations ever conceived and is the perfect match for a crunchy biscotti.

If tea is more your style, but you like the idea of steamed milk, then let us introduce you to the London Fog. This drink is a combination of steeped Earl Grey tea and steamed milk, along with a dash of vanilla syrup to produce a cozy and comforting hot drink alternative for tea lovers. Sipping a London Fog is another delicious way to enhance the flavours of your biscotti or macaroons.


For low carb dieters, brands like Lilly’s Bake Shoppe are what makes it so easy to stick to the rules of the diet and avoid temptations that can set progress back. By making delicious low carb and sugar free baked goods like their biscotti and macaroons, Lilly’s has provided great options for low carb dieters to have their favourite treats and indulgences without negatively impacting their diets.

Give Lilly’s Bake Shoppe products a try, and we’re sure you’ll agree with many of our customers that they are some of the best low carb baked goods you can buy. Browse the entire selection of products from Lilly’s Bake Shoppe here at The Low Carb Grocery.

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Great Intro To Miracle Noodles

All About Miracle Noodles

For many people who are considering starting the low carb diet, the thought of having to give up noodles and pasta makes them apprehensive about it. After all, pasta and noodles are commonplace in North American diets, as we tend to eat a variety of different cuisines from around the world in our day to day lives. Italian pasta and Asian noodle dishes are very popular and are some of our favourite foods. Fortunately, low carb dieters need not fear the loss of pasta and noodles from their menus thanks to Miracle Noodles, the low carb noodle alternative that our customers just love.

History of Miracle Noodles

The Miracle Noodles brand was founded by Dr. Jonathan Carp, and was inspired by a trip he took to Japan in 2006 that included a visit to a Buddhist vegetarian restaurant that was serving a unique style of Asian noodle called shirataki noodles. These noodles were different from traditional wheat-based pasta in that they were made from an ingredient called ‘konnyaku’, which is a plant-based soluble fiber also known as ‘glucomannan’. For the full story on the history of the Miracle Noodles brand and more information on Dr. Jonathan Carp, visit the Miracle Noodles website.

What Makes Miracle Noodles Different?

Miracle Noodles are taking the world of low carb dieting by storm, and with good reason. They’re made very differently from traditional wheat-based pasta and noodles, which are generally avoided on the low carb diet due to their high carb counts. Since Miracle Noodles use of glucomannan as their key ingredient, they are extremely low in both carbohydrates and calories. In addition, Miracle Noodles are easy to prepare, and are available in all the most popular styles of noodles.

Varieties of Miracle Noodles

You can find different types of Miracle Noodles shirataki to suit a very wide range of pasta and noodle dishes. Here are some of the most popular styles of Miracle Noodle that our customers love to have as part of their low carb diets.

Angel Hair

Angel Hair is a very thin, long, round noodle similar in style to spaghetti. These noodles are commonly used in meat dishes or dishes with tomato-based sauces.


Fettuccine noodles are long and flat, and are ideal for dishes that use heavier or thicker sauces, such as cream-based sauces.


Similar to macaroni, ziti noodles are shorter, tubular noodles that are very popular in baked noodle dishes or casseroles that call for noodles.

Miracle Rice

As the name suggests, Miracle Rice is a wonderful low carb substitute for traditional rice and can be used in a wide variety of recipes, such as those that call for a bed of rice to accompany a stir fry or stew.

That’s not all, however. There are other styles of Miracle Noodles as well, and new products are always in the world. Check out the complete range of Miracle Noodles here at The Low Carb Grocery.

Recipe Ideas for Miracle Noodles

Now that we’re sure your interest has been piqued, we thought that we’d share some fantastic recipes that include Miracle noodles for you to try. And what better source for delicious shirataki noodle recipes than from Miracle Noodles themselves? Here are some of our favourites, but you can also check out their complete miracle noodle recipe archive.

Dungeness Crab and Rock Shrimp Egg Drop Soup

It’s got a long name, but this soup is definitely worth adding to your weekly meal plan. This deliciously light soup is loaded with seafood and features one of the tastiest broths you’ll ever sip.

Low Carb Cheesy Broccoli & Bacony Rice Casserole

We’re big fans of hearty comfort foods that feature a low carb twist, and this creation definitely fits that description. You simply can’t go wrong with this great combo of cheese, vegetables, bacon and Miracle Rice.

Veggie Stir Fry

This one may seem really simple at first glance, but the taste just can’t be beat. This recipe is packed with healthy veggies and tofu, and features a light but flavourful sauce comprised of lemon pepper, seasoning salt, and gluten free soy sauce.


If you’re a low carb dieter who’s a fan of pasta and noodle dishes, then Miracle Noodles is the product you’ve been waiting for. They’re perfect for all kinds of delicious low carb meals like those we listed above and are also great for experimenting with your own culinary creations. Pick up some today and experience the difference of Miracle Noodles.