Alternatives to traditional pasta
I don’t eat pasta very often because I tend to eat too much and then I’m left feeling bloated and uncomfortable. I think a lot of that has to do with the type of pasta you eat, in that “traditional” pasta makes me feel the worst.
Traditional American pasta, that is. Which means, when I say “traditional” I mean white pasta out of the box.
Traditional pasta may taste the best to some of you, but lacks a lot of nutrition some of it’s alternatives offer.
Also, I’m into trying new things these days, so I picked up a box of brown rice pasta to see what it was all about.
The nutritionals are somewhere between “traditional” and whole grain pasta. You get 4 grams each of protein and fiber per serving and the calories are the same as traditional pasta. It takes a few minutes longer to cook but looks surprisingly similar when ready.
While I expected (and kind of hoped) the pasta would be a little more “grainy” than it was, I found it to be a really great alternative.
In fact, I really couldn’t tell much of a difference, other than the “noodles” were a bit softer before cooking than traditional spaghetti noodles are (hard and crunchy).
And I definitely didn’t get a stomach ache from eating this bowl!
If you or anyone you know anyone that has Celiac disease or eats gluten free for other reasons but misses pasta, get this stuff! 🙂
Disclaimer: I bought this product with my own money and was not paid by the company to provide a review. This is my opinion based on my own personal experience and taste.