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By Pam Parker Erie Times-News staff blogger
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Posts tagged ‘chicken noodle’
Posted: September 10th, 2013

Chicken NutritionTomato RisI tried them and liked them — NoOodles — and yes that is the correct spelling of the these low-carb, gluten-free, no-calorie babies.

Carbs and fat seem to be the enemy for most of us, and the folks from the NoOodle company in Chicago, Ill., sent me samples of soups, and mmm. Here’s the skinny on the Chicken Noodle and Tomato Risotto.

Chicken NutritionChicken Noodle Soup –  Chunks of chicken, veggies and noodles in chicken broth weigh in at 50 calories per 1 cup serving, 630 g. of sodium, 5 g. of carbs, 0.5 g. of fat, 2 g. of protein. I kicked it up with some Cholula hot sauce chili lime — it’s low in sodium for a hot sauce with about 75 mg for a teaspoon and a half. Check out Cholula.

Tomato Risotto – Tomato chunks, spinach, and basil in tomato sauce weigh in at 50 calories per 1 cup serving, 590 mg. of sodium, 12 g of carbs, no fat, 2 g of protein. I kicked it up with some Cholula hot sauce chili lime too. It also tastes great with a splash of Parmesan. Of course, that adds fat.Tomato Ris

The soups smell good when you cook them, and they taste good. Chicken Noodle soup is comfort food, and the Tomato Risotto is a nice alternative to a giant plate of pasta soaked in tomato sauce with meatballs. OK, nothing is a real substitute for that, but let’s just say the Tomato Risotto did keep me from eating said pasta.

NoOodle next-to-no carb soups are $45 for Chicken NoOodle Soup – 6 Pack, and about $44 for the Tomato & Risotto — 6 Pack, and that’s 12 servings of soup. They are heat and eat. 

Who makes them? A woman, of course! Chef Terri Rogers, began serving NoOodle at Lincolnshire Gourmet, her Highland Park, Ill., restaurant. Sales increased, and Rogers founded the NoOodle Company.

The noodles are made from yamlike Asian Konjac root — Glucomannan — a water-soluble fiber that fills you up. It is the ingredient in Japanese Shirataki noodles — the latest alternative to pasta. it’s also becoming a popular weight-loss idea. There are all kinds of benefit claims. Here’s the skinny on Glucomannan from WebMD.

All souped up and ready to go? We’ll give away some NoOodle soup in Her Times on Oct. 6.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyle, Her Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom of three and GramPam to one.

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Posted: December 26th, 2012

The “Snowman” commercial from Campbell’s Soup reminds us all of our younger days.

It first aired in the early 1990s based on an article in Advertising Age, and it has been resurrected many times during the past few decades. When Campbell’s brought it back earlier this decade, the spot earned big numbers in consumer recall research.

Seeing it repeatedly in the past few weeks, with the memorable tune of “Let it Snow,” shows us how a little bit of clever works wonders to warm our hearts. And that kid has to be pushing 30.

Chicken noodle soup will come in handy the next few days. Brrrr.

Pam Parker is the editor of Lake Erie LifeStyleHer Times and House to Home at the Erie Times-News in Erie, Pa. She is the mom of three, stepmom to three and step-grandmom to one.


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