If you’re on a gluten-free or low carb diet and you’ve never had kelp noodles, get yourself to a Whole Foods or natural foods store and buy some NOW. These noodles can be eaten raw (for a crunchier texture) or you can cook them with your favorite sauce for a smoother, softer texture. They have zero fat and zero net carbs (1g total carbs – 1g dietary fiber), plus they have a ton of minerals including iodine, salt, iron, potassium, phosphorus and calcium. Kelp (i.e. seaweed) is known to help with thyroid gland regulation and therefore metabolism and energy levels. They are also known to have anti-inflammatory and cancer prevention qualities.
Kelp has been a mainstay on Asian plates for a while, but is now becoming more and more popular in the west given its nutritional qualities. They type that I used for these noodles has no flavor on its own so it assumes the flavor of whatever sauce you pair with it. Not bad for a naturally gluten-free pasta replacement!