According to Terri Rogers, Chief NoOodlist, founder and CEO of the Chicago-based NoOodle Company, 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 Soup are absolutely delicious.”
Launching on June 15 in stores nationwide, NoOodle 50-Calorie Soups are ready to heat and serve. They can be consumed by those who have diabetes or are gluten intolerant. The NoOodle – the yam-based noodle that Rogers used to create her company – has been consumed in Japan for centuries, company officials say.
NoOodle Soups offer consumers a way to watch their calories without sacrificing taste, officials add. NoOodle 50-calorie soups are 50 calories per single cup serving and are fat-free.
Primarily, the NoOodle consists of a dietary fiber called glucomannan. Chef Rogers was inspired to develop a variety of 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.
Mehmet Oz, M.D. 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, and Tomato Risotto containing diced tomatoes, spinach, and basil prepared in a tomato sauce. Each new 50-Calorie NoOodle Soup package contains two servings and is priced at $5.99.