Testimony of the Day
Here is a wonderful testimony from a woman who came into my office at the end of April.
I had to write to tell you just how much you have changed my life. When i came to you for a consultation I was at the heaviest I had ever been in my life. I was depressed, and scared for my health. Seeing my Mom go through a stroke at age 57 , I guess you can say “scared me straight.” I had been checking out your blog on and off for quite a while before I finally decided that I HAD to make a change, and I felt compelled to seek out your help. I was nervous, scared, and excited. I had tried so many different methods of weight loss over the years that I wasn’t sure if this was going to work or not.
Never in my wildest dreams did I think that my life would be transformed the way it has been because of all you have taught me. When I first met with you, we found numerous health concerns, besides being obese, I also had a high estrogen level, sinus issues, severe eczema, asthma, intense cramps during my period, episodes of severe heartburn, and gas and bloating.
Through all the changes you suggested, and all of your amazing support I am so thrilled to say all of these things have disappeared, and on top of that I have lost 47 pounds, and I am still losing! I feel incredible, and I couldn’t have done it, and keep doing it without you. Even after our month has been done you have continued to be my number one supporter. Whenever people ask how I am doing it, I sing your praises. You not only know what you are doing, you know what people need as far as caring and support. A million thank yous,
4 packages Miracle Noodles (or 2 medium zucchini)
8 slices bacon, chopped
1/2 cup onion, chopped
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 pinch salt and black pepper to taste
2 TBS fresh parsley, chopped
2 TBS grated Parmesan cheese
Open Miracle Noodles, rinse with water (a lot!) and drain. Pat dry and set aside. If you are using zucchini, cut the zucchini into “pasta.” If you are using zucchini “pasta” my suggestion is to only serve the sauce on the noodles you will eat that night. The leftover noodles and sauce get a little soggy, so reserve both separate. To find the awesome noodle maker click HERE.
In a large skillet, cook chopped bacon until slightly crisp; remove and drain onto paper towels. Reserve 2 tablespoons of bacon fat and heat in reused large skillet. Add chopped onion, and cook over medium heat until onion is translucent. Add minced garlic and peas (if using), and cook for an additional 1 minute. Return cooked bacon to skillet; add cooked and drained spaghetti. Toss to coat and heat through. Add beaten eggs and cook, tossing constantly with tongs or large fork until eggs are barely set. Quickly add 1/2 cup Parmesan cheese, and toss again. Add salt and pepper to taste (remember that bacon and Parmesan are very salty). Serve immediately with chopped parsley sprinkled on top, and extra Parmesan cheese at table. Makes 4 servings.
NUTRITIONAL COMPARISON (per serving)
Traditional Carbonara = 523 calories, 15.5g fat, 28g protein, 66.2g carbs, 0.8g fiber (65.8 effective carbs)
“Healthified” Miracle Noodle Carbonara = 197 calories, 12.9g fat, 15.8g protein, 4g carbs, 0.8g fiber (3.2g fiber
“Healthified” Zuuchini Noodle Carbonara = 212 calories, 13g fat, 17g protein, 7.4g carbs, 1.9g fiber (5.5 effective carbs)
Your recipe is amazing as always. I cook almost every day something from your blog!
PS. Could you give us some info on coconut flour? Why should we prefer it and its nutritional value? Or maybe you have already done it and I cannot find it :))
Thank you! I have a whole section on different flours and their benefits in my desserts color cookbook. 🙂 http://astore.amazon.com/marisnutran05-20/detail/1466456760
I never had Miracle Noodle but heard they smell gross and don’t taste very good either. Is that true?
They have to smell and almost no flavor (like a regular noodle). 🙂
Best new recipe I have tried in months … it tasted like a fancy restaurant dish – yet super simple !! Thanks Maria !
Thank you! 🙂
I was going to ask about the Miracle Noodle. I ues the Miracle Rice. When it comes out of the package it is nasty, but after rinsing and adding it to my recipe, I enjoy it. Is that the same with the noodles?
Hmm, I use the Shirataki noodles and never noticed a smell. I always rinse first though. 🙂
We also really love the zucchini noodles from the swirler!
They do smell HORRID … but i rinse super well ..l and boil for 3 minutes … and voila … they are perfect .
Have you tried the kelp noodles? They do not have a smell, but if you soak them in lemon, water, salt and apple cider vinegar and boil, they soften up to a cellophane consistency. I think the kelp is high in iodine, too. I’m going to try this with some that I have. It looks look great.
Yes! I have them in my astore. They work great. 🙂 http://astore.amazon.com/marisnutran05-20?_encoding=UTF8&node=64
I really love avocados. I usually add healthy food cacao butter and also organic coconut oil NZ. It is delish. You should try it!
Do you cook your zucchini noodles at all? We made them last night and I tried to saute them for a couple minutes and they became a watery mush of “noodles”. My husband and I thought they still tasted great, but my children were gagging… any ideas? 🙂
If you use the spiral cutter to get the thin strings, I don’t cook them. The heat from the sauce is enough to get them a nice al dente and not to much moisture. Alternately, you could wring out the moisture after sauteing with a paper towel. 🙂
We just served it raw with sauce over it last night…my son ate 2 bowls of it! Yay! 🙂
Awesome! Thanks for letting me know it worked. 🙂
I read somewhere else a suggestion to cut your noodles ahead of time and let them dry out for about 3 hours.
I assume you are talking about the zucchini noodles. That is a good tip. That way there will be less moisture in them. 🙂
What are Miracle noodles?
You can get them here:)
I made this recipe tonight. My husband and I both loved it! I will definitely make this again. I made the zucchini into strips using a julienne slicer then put it in a colander and added one tsp of salt. I let it sit for about an hour. I collected almost half a cup of green zucchini water! I sautéed the zucchini and it wasn’t soggy at all.
Awesome! Thanks for the tip. 🙂
Delicious thank you!
If you place your zucchini noodles on paper towel on a cookie sheet and bake (yes bake) them at 250 degrees for 20 min. They are amazing!!!
Thanks for the tip!
This is SO delish with the Miracle Noodles! I only wanted one serving so only made it for one. Holy cow is this a huge meal. I don’t think I’ll need to eat the rest of the day. YUMMY!