View Full Version : Kelp noodle calories
03-31-2008, 03:39 PM
I was really anxious to try the kelp noodles but then a realized a reason where perhaps I should never buy them (unless I turn millionaire).
I remember people saying they are low in calories, but how low? I try to avoid low calorie food like the plague as I'm trying to gain weight and if these are less than at least 100-200 calories per serving then it's pretty much like paying $60 for a case of water calorie wise. Now I know I can put a rich sauce on them like the chow mein sauce, but that doesn't change the fact I'd be paying $60 for about as much calories as a glass of water.
I also avoid low calorie foods to save money, it's not hard to understand it would cost a fortune to fill you up with tomatoes, but macadamia nuts, even though more expensive per pound, are TONS cheaper per calorie are will fill you up for a fraction of the cost.
03-31-2008, 03:43 PM
OMG I just saw on the website it comes to 18 calories per package? If so forget it, I'm never, ever paying $60 for so few calories, it would cost me a fortune to eat if I ate such low calorie/high price food.
I don't even think I'll try these now, as even if I like the taste, it's pretty much throwing my money out the window the way I see it.
03-31-2008, 06:05 PM
I haven't bought them yet, but I will. I would not need more than one package to add to my ingredients. I would not eat it as if it was pasta, pasta that I would buy at the store. For that I make zucchini pasta. For dishes like chow mein, to me these are great. I don't spend money on doctors so I can afford to make choices to feed my body. One visit to the dentist or doctor is more than $60 and lots of $60's as a matter of fact. My dentist loves me. The office is on a first name basis with me and I don't even have to give my name when calling. This is how many $ went to that office to become such a popular person. I never aimed to have that recognition either.
So, for me one package here and there is okay. Probably the company needs some competition to reduce that price as I can't imagine it being costly to produce.
03-31-2008, 06:31 PM
I just recently bought them and I LOVE THEM! Yes, it's only 18 calories for the entire package, but you get lots of benefits from them too. "Kelp is known to aid metabolism, promote weight loss, boost energy, aid in digestion, promote scalp and hair health, and help with thyroid function."
I just had a package that I soaked in Braggs to soften, then I added tomatoes, yellow tomatoes, an avocado, some marinated mushrooms and an alfredo sause make from cashews, garlic and lemon juice. It was SO good and I'm REALLY full.
Try ordering them from this website. They are only $33 for 12 packages plus $5-10 shipping depending on where you live. That's only about $3.50 per package and they last up to 6 months.
03-31-2008, 08:24 PM
Remember that in addition to just calories, your body also needs other NUTRIENTS in order to put on weight. Kelp has plenty of nutrition for you.
I often see recommendations to underweight people to eat more greens. Now, greens don't have many calories, but I've heard that they've really helped a lot of people put on weight. Of course you need enough calories to gain weight, but you need nutrition, too. You also need antioxidants to protect your body from the free radicals produced during excersize. So, although tomatoes have fewer calories than macadamia nuts, they still are a really useful food because they are full of the antioxidants Vitamin C and lycopene. Anyway, if you think you'll like the kelp noodles, I'd give them a try. Not everything that you eat has to be super-high calorie. You will still gain weight even with some low-calorie foods. The kelp noodles could even help you gain weight, and at the least, they certaintly won't hurt you.
It's very important to love your food, not to fear it. Especially if it's nutritious, life-giving raw food from the earth and the sea.
03-31-2008, 09:33 PM
Well what bothers me the most is the cost per calorie more than the fact they are low calorie, I know I could add high calorie foods to them but it's still a lot of money for pasta with so few calories. I'm also in Canada so shipping is significantly more than to the US.
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