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Is Pasta Off Limits?

During a long-term weight control journey, we stress the important of keeping protein and vegetable intake high while limiting carbohydrates/fruits/fats and alcohol.  One of the “fun” carbohydrates most of us like to eat is pasta.  Thoughts of meatballs, shrimp, lobster or scallops over a bed of pasta will get lots of mouths, including mine, watering.

The classic spaghettis, noodles, rigatonis and other pastas contain a good amount of carbohydrates and will not be greatly compatible for weight control.  However, there are some pastas that are more “healthy” than others.  Here goes:

  • Shirataki Pasta
  • Black bean pasta
  • Quinoa pasta
  • Buckwheat pasta
  • Whole wheat pasta
  • Sprouted grain pasta
  • Spelt pasta
  • Brown rice pasta
  • Kelp pasta
  • Red lentil pasta

Mr. Google and Ms. You Tube will provide a bunch of content as far as including these pastas into recipes making them as tasty as possible.

Long-term weight control requires creativity in developing meals that offer a variety of food groups to get away from the boredom of “protein and vegetables”.  Approach the journey with positive energy, including the challenge of bringing the right type of pastas into your meals.

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