According to Terri Rogers, founder and CEO of Chicago-based NOoodle Co., keeping things simple, easy and good-tasting is the real key to making great food.
“If you can create that in a 50-calorie soup that is really delicious, you have something that’s going to sizzle in supermarkets, groceries and convenience stores nationwide,” says Rogers. “That’s exactly what we’ve created with our new all-natural, gluten-free, 50-calorie NOoodle Soups. Our Tomato Risotto and Chicken Noodle Soups are absolutely delicious.”
NoOodle 50-Calorie Soups are ready to heat and serve. They are ideal for those who have diabetes or are gluten intolerant, according to the company. The NOoodle—a yam-based noodle that Rogers discovered and brought to America to create her company—has been consumed in Japan for centuries. Today, it is a growing trend with health conscious men and women, home cooks and celebrity chefs, according to NOoodle Co.
Crafted with authentic ingredients and with convenience in mind, ready-to-eat NOoodle Soups contain 50 calories per single-cup serving and are fat free.
Primarily, the NOoodle consists of a dietary fiber called glucomannan. Rogers, a chef, says she was inspired to develop a variety of delicious and easy-to-prepare recipes centered around this ingredient.
The yam helps slow down digestion and avoid spikes in glucose levels. Glucomannan works in the stomach and intestines by absorbing water and helps create a full feeling, while it reduces the intake of carbohydrates and cholesterol.
Dr. Mehmet Oz of “The Dr. Oz Show” recently recommended glucomannan as one of the “Best Appetite Suppressants” and aids for weight loss.
The new 50-Calorie NoOodle Soups include:
• Chicken Noodle Soup—Prepared with chicken and fresh vegetables in a natural chicken broth.
• Tomato Risotto—Diced tomatoes, spinach and basil prepared in a tomato sauce.
Additionally, NoOodle Co. has created a low-calorie, ready-to-eat-version of angel hair pasta. These meal starters are infused with a light chicken-flavored broth or tomato-flavored broth.
• Chicken Flavor Infused Angel Hair—Angel hair NoOodles in a light chicken broth.
• Tomato Infused Angel Hair—Angel hair NoOodles in a tomato flavored broth.
The broths have 40 calories because they are made of 97 percent water and 3 percent gluccomannan flour—a yam based flour—which is 100 percent soluble fiber.
Each NoOodle package contains two servings and is priced at $5.99.