January 14, 2014

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NOoodle is made of 97% water & 3% soluble fiber also known as Glucomannan fiber. Glucomannan is a water-soluble dietary fiber. Derived from the roots of the Asian Konjac plant, Glucomannan boasts many health and wellness benefits.  

NOoodle is amazing cause once you add in into the recipes/ the sauce you can never over cook it. NOoodle is ambiant shelf stable and should be stored in the pantry.

Top 10 Benefits of Eating NOoodle

  1. Zero calories— the glucomannan in NOoodle contributes no calories and when consumed as part of a meal reduces the net caloric content of the meal.  The calories come from what else one puts on the noodles.
  2. Lowers calorie uptake— the glucomannan in NOoodle increases the viscosity of the gastro-intestinal content and reduces rate of food (calories, fat, cholesterol, sugar) absorption in the small intestine.  The net effect of consuming a meal with NOoodle is that one absorbs less calories from the other foods eaten with it.
  3. Promotes satiety— the glucomannan in NOoodle is made up largely of water which fills one up quickly giving the feeling of satisfaction.  One tends to eat less when NOoodle is part of the meal.
  4. Delays hunger— the glucomannan in NOoodle increases the viscosity of gastro-intestinal content and extends the feeling of fullness so one doesn’t feel hungry for an extended period of time.
  5. Modulates glucose spikes— the glucomannan in NOoodle reduces the rate of glucose absorption in the small intestine and prevents blood glucose from spiking (clinically proven to be more effective than xanthan gum and psyllium).  Stirring in NOoodles into ice cream and parfaits helps one enjoy treats with less absorption of sugar.
  6. Modulates insulin surges— the glucomannan in NOoodle, by slowing glucose uptake in the small intestine, reduces the body’s need for insulin.
  7. Cholesterol reducing agent— the glucomannan in NOoodle, by virtue of its viscosity, traps the cholesterol from foods and also the cholesterol released by the body and prevents it from being re-absorbed.  A meal containing NOoodle in addition to flushing out cholesterol from the GI tract will also contribute to reducing cholesterol in the blood cholesterol.  Cholesterol reduction is further enhanced when glucomannan is combined with other cholesterol reducing agents such as plant sterols and chitosan.
  8. Regularity / laxative effect— glucomannan is a dietary fiber and prevents constipation by increasing bulk in the colon without the discomfort associated with most other dietary fibers.
  9. Anti-inflammatory activity— although the mechanism is still being investigated, the positive effect of glucomannan on skin inflammation is well known among its users.  For centuries NOoodle like products have been part of Eastern traditional medicine.
  10. Prebiotic activity— serves as food for bacteria in the colon and helps enhance immunity.  Foods that promote the growth of healthy bacteria have innumerable health benefits for people of all ages and genders.

Day 14 is almost over. Are you still on the road to success?


Have you made a U- turn on your health & wellness resolution? I  hope your still on the road with me. For fourteen days I have not crossed the lines and certainly I have not turned around. I am looking straight ahead, taking one day at a time.

Did any of you guys watch the Golden Globe awards? Did you happen to notice that almost every woman had the most unbelievable body? How can they ALL look so beautiful and the bodies… OMG! One was better than the next. How can we compare ourselves to them and still feel good about ourselves?

Most of us live a normal life with at least one job, lots of responsibilities and no time to spend on working out 2-3 times a day. I am not saying it is not possible to look that good but just not probable. Tinsel town is not real life. We don’t have personal chefs and life couches and daily trainers to help us look great. Well… maybe some of us but certainly not me.  We are the underdogs of looking great because we have only ourselves to help us out. So what did you do today to help yourself look better? Guess what? My friend and trainer Aaron has made a very generous offer to anyone who lives in Chicago. He will gift you a one hour training session with him absolutely free. He wants to help kick start your health and wellness and he loves what I am doing with the NoOodle diet contest. He trains in the city and the best way to reach him is by text. His number is 248-207-3519.

Today’s fast, fun & healthier NoOodle recipe is:

Caprese NoOodle Salad


1 tomato NoOodle meal starters-drained and chilled

1 ounce buffalo mozzerella cheese chopped

1 /4 cup fresh basil chopped

1/2 cup roasted tomatos chopped

1 tablespoon olive oil

Salt and pepper to taste

Toss all ingredients together serve and enjoy!

Have a great night & remember…It’s your life, use your NoOodle.


- Chef Terri

Chef Terri Rodgers
Chef Terri Rodgers


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July 13, 2015

You really found a way to make this whole prscoes easier.

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