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Kelp Noodles

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Have you ever tasted kelp noodles? They’re different. And delicious.

Lately, I’ve been eating more than my fair share of kelp noodles and I have to say I’m enjoying them immensely. They’re my new favorite food. We eat these low carb gluten free noodles several nights a week with dinner. And did I say they’re delicious? Oh yes, I did.

What are [kelp noodles]? They’re simply noodles made from kelp seaweed. I believe I first heard about kelp noodles from Kelly of The Spunky Coconut. It took me a few months to get around to actually purchasing them after she told me about their various benefits; since then these gluten free Paleo noodles have changed my life.

You see, I hadn’t had a noodle for at least 6 months, since last fall, when I gave up legumes. Up until that point I had been indulging in these gluten free black bean noodles that Alexa from Lexie’s Kitchen had recommended to me.

Here’s how I personally prepare my kelp noodles:

Preparation Instructions for Kelp Noodles
  • 1 package kelp noodles
  • 1 large mixing bowl
  • water for rinsing
  1. Open the noodles and place them in a bowl
  2. Run water over them a few times to rinse them out
  3. Fill bowl of noodles with warmish water and let stand for 30 minutes
  4. Rinse noodles a final time and serve with your favorite sauce

Please note: kelp noodles have a crunchy texture that is different than that of traditional pasta.

Have you ever eaten kelp noodles? If so, when did you first hear about them? Did they change your life the way they changed mine? Do your children fight over them with you?