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OK...so I know in reality, my favorite sauce is the worst possible thing for any diet, of any kind, known to man.....

I like a nice creamy, cheesy white sauce...like a creamy pesto or creamy alfredo.

So I may be in for a sad surprise, but I have seen pizza, pancake, cookie and even the latest chocolate truffle recipe, so I thought I would ask..

Any ideas?.

I never thought I would eat pasta again, but I love shiritake noodles...so now I need to know what to put on them..

I have tried the Walden Farms Alfredo Sauce, but I didn't like it...it had a strange taste..

Come on all of you clever chefs..help me out..

Comments (9)

O.K. I know that most people say the Walden Farms Alfredo Sauce is no good, but, with a little imagination and some spices, I don't think it was so bad. I used it with the Shirataki noodles and shrimp. Next time, I will lower my shrimp and add some parmesan cheese to the sauce. I added garlic. You can fix this up.

Try it for yourself. One thing that I have found from reading the boards is just how different everyone's taste is. Medifast food that I simply hate, some love and visa versa...

Comment #1

Check out QuirkyIQ's recipe collection. There's a reciple in there about using the cream broccoli to make white sauce...

Comment #2

The creamy soups are the first thing that comes to mind, but other potential ideas.....

Ground up shirataki noodles (they actually sell a powdered form of them at miraclenoodle.com, but I haven't tried it) might work as a good thickener for skim milk..

A non-stringy FF cheese added to some FF sour cream & skim milk, with chives and garlic. On Atkins, they recommend using parmesean cheese as a thickener for sauces..

Of course, there's unblanched almond flour, which I've bought but haven't used yet...

Comment #3

I would think you could do it using Laughing Cow Swiss (or garlic and herb if you wanted that taste) as a base and maybe some ground shiratake as a thickener? or parmesean as a thickener?.

I've been meaning to try this and might do it tonight. I'll let you know if I come up with anything. But I've never seen the ground shiratake in my store so don't know if I'll be able to try that...

Comment #4

Starbuck - did you see last Sunday's Galactica episode? Are you going to change your name now?..

Comment #5

Oh Orangeblood, I just about fell out of my chair when I watched Galactica last week. Say it ain't so! She has to be still in it somehow. I like to think her hand was reaching for the eject button...*sigh*..

Comment #6

I tried an alfredo sauce using the following:.

1 wedge Laughing Cow Garlic/Herb Lite.

3 tbsp 2% Milk.

1/2 tsp Parmesan Cheese, Shredded.

Numbers above are for one serving. I actually doubled this because I was making two servings..

I put it in a small sauce pan on really low heat and it took about 20 minutes to get creamy. Not having much experience with sauces, I was worried about it burning or curdling..

Once it got creamy, I tossed it with shrimp and shirataki noodles. It was good, but didn't go very far. The sauce itself had about 60 calories (mostly fat. I think it was only 2-3g of carbs). I won't do it often because I really didn't get enough sauce for the amount of noodles I had as my green. The sauce itself was really rich and tasty..

Anyone with a little more culinary experience who can improve on this, I'd certainly like suggestions...

Comment #7

I don't have any creamy soups to try this out with, but I do have an idea. Take a package of a cream soup and don't add the full amount of water - maybe about 1/2. Put in some lf cheese over low heat or in a double boiler. As it thickens (with cheese melting), you can judge if you need to add more water - carefully/slowly. This is an idea that bears experimentation! Let us know how it turns out. (My order comes Thursday, so may just work with it then myself!)..

Comment #8

I make a recipe I got from hungry girl.com.

It is for the shiratake noodles. It is one slice laughing cow cheese. Two tsp ff sour cream and 2 tsp parm..

Nuke altogether. makes a version of alfredo. It is good. Even my little girl likes it. She loves the shirataki noodles. Thinks the fact that they are chewy is cool!!!!!!..

Comment #9


This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.

 

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