Kelp noodles? Yes, please!
These fat-free, gluten-free and grain-free noodles are made of — you guessed it — seaweed!
They are also packed with nutrients, including iodine. If you’ve never seen them at the grocery store, check the refrigerated section. Attune Health nutritionist and research associate Natalie Fortune finds her kelp noodles at Whole Foods, near the tofu.
Another bonus — they do not require any cooking. You can just heat them up at the end of your dish and you are ready to go. The noodles should be rinsed with water beforehand, though. Mix it up and try any combination of vegetables you like.
Get started with Natalie’s recipe for kelp noodle stir fry.
One note for people in the active portion of the elimination diet for autoimmune diseases — make sure to exclude sesame seed oil and chili paste.
Kelp Noodle Stir Fry
- 1 package of kelp noodles
- 1 tablespoon of olive oil
- 6 oz of chicken breast, cut into bite-size pieces
- 1 head of broccoli, cut into bite-size florets
- 2 large carrots, peeled and cut into bite-size pieces
- 3 garlic cloves, minced.
- 1 inch piece of fresh ginger, peeled and grated.
- 2 tablespoons of coconut aminos or other gluten-free soy sauce alternative
- 1 teaspoon of toasted sesame seed oil (optional)
- 2 teaspoons of chili paste (optional)
- Heat ½ tablespoon of olive oil in large skillet over medium heat. Add chicken, flipping every few minutes until browned. Remove chicken from pan and set aside.
- In the same pan, add an additional ½ tablespoon of olive oil. Then add the cut broccoli and carrots. Cook for 3-5 minutes. When the vegetables begin to soften add the grated ginger and minced garlic.
- When the garlic and ginger start to become fragrant, add the cooked chicken back into the pan.
- Add the coconut aminos and, if desired, sesame seed oil and chili paste. Cook this mixture for a few more minutes. While this is cooking rinse the kelp noodles under cold water for a few seconds.
- Add the kelp noodles to the pan and toss everything together until the noodles are hot and coated. Add more coconut aminos if desired. Enjoy!