So I’m still trying to avoid pastas, breads, cereals as much as possible because they’re still somewhat of a pain in the gut.
But I crave noodles. A lot.
So I’m at the grocery store the other day with the weirdest craving for Chef Boyardee ravioli. I have no clue why as I haven’t had it since my nieces were over at Christmas and THAT was what they wanted to eat for dinner, but there I was standing in a local Metro, staring down cans of pasta and trying to talk myself out of it at the same time.
Finally, I decide to leave and spin around to find these bad boys courtesy of Y&Y Brand.
Rice vermicelli is nothing new to me, but SPINACH rice vermicelli? Come again?
I was intrigued, to say the least. We know how I love me my veggies.
So they’re super simple to cook, of course. Two minutes in boiling water and you’ve got yourself some noodles. I’ve read reviews elsewhere on the ‘net that complained of a smell and showed some disgusting, goopy green water, but I didn’t experience either when I made them.
Inside the package you’ll find four perfect little nests of pasta, each coming out to about 5 POINTS, a bit higher than a portion of whole wheat pasta. If only I had found brown rice vermicelli, which the store stocks but the shelf was empty, I would have had noodles were on par in terms of POINTS (3) with the regular ww pasta.
Because I can’t get enough veggies, I added broccoli slaw, MORE spinach, tomatoes and a pork chop (I have a weird obsession with pork lately) to the noodles for a REALLY filling meal.
I didn’t mind it at all and it didn’t upset my stomach, so I will be eating the noodles again and DEFINITELY be on the hunt for the brown rice ones.
**Have you ever been faced with a craving in a store, settled on something else, perhaps something you’ve never tried before, and being pleasantly surprised? Or even disappointed? **