Fitness Journey – Japanese Super Food -

As I was born and grew up in Japan, I had a big adjustment to make for pretty much everything in my life when I moved to the states. Food is one of the biggest adjustment. I had no problem maintaining my weight in Japan, so I had zero awareness of watching what I eat. This was one of the major reasons I gained so much weight since I started living here in the US.

I am now adjusted to American lifestyle that I rarely eat Japanese food. One thing, we have in common is that we like noodles and carbs! I mean who doesn’t J But Pasta and Ramen noodles are usually high in carbs and sodium.. L I have one awesome replacement for all you fitness freaks !

It is called Shirataki Noodles. No Carbs, No flavors and high in fiber. Doesn’t it sound already amazing!

Shirataki can be used in many different dishes; but what may be worrying some people is the smell it gives off when not prepared right.

Although there might be people out there not fazed by unclean shirataki in their food, the purpose is not to just get rid of the konjac smell shirataki has when unclean; it’s important to prepare shirataki before cooking to enable flavor to be easily added while cooking.

*You can find it at major supermarkets. I have seen at Walmart as well. Check the section by Tofu.

How to prepare Shirataki:

1. Placing your shirataki in a strainer thoroughly rinsing with cold water

2. Place strainer containing rinsed shirataki in boiling water for 3 mins

3. Remove properly prepared shirataki from boiling water and start

    cooking and replacement for your noodle recipes!


Recipe: Shirataki Noodles with Salmon and Spanich
2 packages shirataki noodles
Olive oil
Carrots (and onions if you like)
Salt, pepper and crushed parmesan cheese flakes to taste


Prepare veggies(Slice garlic, chop carrots)
Cook salmon in oven (425F for about 15 minutes)
Sauté spinach and carrots in olive oil for 5-7 minutes
Add the garlic, season with salt and pepper
Add the noodles to the sautéed veggies
Top with salmon and parmesan cheese