Vegetarian Comfort Food without The Guilt

March 16, 2012 · 8 comments

Shirataki noodles are a staple in my refrigerator. So is Laughing Cow cheese. Combining the two is a quick dinner for me so when I went sent a package of the new Laughing Cow Smooth Sensations Cream Cheese Spread, I knew what I was having later this week.

When I got home from vacation, I was lazy going to the grocery store. To be honest, I still haven’t gone. I received a package from TLC featuring all the new flavors on Wednesday. My tummy wasn’t feeling right after landing in Boston on Tuesday and the only thing that tasted good was peanut butter toast. After I was sick of that, I tried the TLC Cream Cheese Spread Cinnamon Cream. It reminded me of being a child and having my mother make me cinnamon sugar toast with butter on white bread as a kid. I hate the phrase “comfort food” but when you feel sick and something tasty makes you feel better, that to me in comfort food and my Ezekial with cinnamon cream cheese spread hit the spot. Not that I care when I don’t feel well, but it was only 125 calories as well.

Creamy Veggie Primavera (Low Carb)

Last night, it was time for dinner and I had zero protein. All I had were a package of noodles (that keep for a while thank goodness), cream cheese spreads, and frozen veggies. I combined spinach with a pepper/onion mix plus sun-dried tomatoes.

After nuking the noodles for a minute and pressing out the extra water, I added them to my veggies with a TLC Veggie Cream Cheese Spread. For extra flavor, I added some Parmesan garlic gold, salt, pepper, red pepper and a little EVOO.

Lastly, I added a tablespoon of chopped walnuts. I wish had shrimp or chicken but it was huge and filling. I didn’t need anything else.

If I were to make this again, I would recommend melting the cream cheese with a bit of EVOO before adding to the dish in a sauce pan.

The Cream Cheese Spreads come in five flavors and I’m excited to try the other three.  If you have a recipe using Laughing Cow cheese on your blog, please feel free to leave a link below in the comments. Since I am a community leader and addicted to the wedges and Babybels, I always looking for new ways to use them in recipes.

Disclaimer: I am a community leader for The Laughing Cow. The thoughts and opinions expressed here are my own. For more information on my role with TLC, check out this post.

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1 Nescett @ Bananaoats March 16, 2012 at 10:50 pm

Based solely on your endorsement, I picked up a package of laughing cow today. Never bought it before. Thanks!

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2 Alex March 17, 2012 at 4:51 am

What is EVOO? This recipe looks really good, and I never thought or adding that cheese to noodles like that! Thanks for the idea. :)

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3 Sarah March 17, 2012 at 4:27 pm

Extra Virgin Olive Oil

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4 Danielle March 19, 2012 at 6:08 pm

Fact: my weakness is cinnamon and sugar butter spread on toast. The fact that you just made me aware that there is a cinnamon TLC flavor, I might die. Thank you, thank you, and thank you!

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5 Kelsey March 21, 2012 at 12:54 am

This looks like something I can easily throw together after a long day at the office! Thank you!

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6 Jaki (Slim Down U) March 21, 2012 at 11:09 am

Looks like a yummy meal. :)

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7 sherice@foodieluvsfitness March 21, 2012 at 4:50 pm

I can NOT wait to get my little hands on those yummy morsels of LCC!!!! I love that stuff.. my favorite is the garlic and herb.. I use it for wraps, on my w.w. bagel thins, with eggs, pretty much everything… so excited about the new cream cheese!!! do you know when they will be in stores in Washington State? I’ve been keeping my eyes peeled and so far haven’t seen them

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8 SARAH COFFEY April 5, 2012 at 7:15 pm

I LOVE LOVE LOVE shirataki noodles, have you found any place that sells them at a cheaper price than others? They are a bit pricey here in IN…but sooo good!

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