Vegetable pasta

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trgirl308

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Posted: 16 Dec 2010, 09:00
I am wondering if anyone knows or has some insight into vegetable pasta. I thought it was a better option than regular pasta, but the first ingredient is the same. Other than nutrition facts though I can't seem to find any other info and I'm not very good at interpreting and comparing nutrition labels.

Does anyone know if vegetable pasta is a better option than regular pasta, or pretty much the same and you should just go whole wheat?
MimiMuffin

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Posted: 16 Dec 2010, 09:05
I personally stick to whole wheat pasta and eat the vegetables WITH the pasta Smile

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k8yk

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Posted: 16 Dec 2010, 10:18
It's pretty much the same. Some brands end up with a few more vitamins. I agree w Mimi, whole wheat is the best way to go, but really any pasta is fine as long as you don't eat too much Smile. I usually eat plain regular pasta these days because I like it the most. I just watch the portions.
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hottagain

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Posted: 16 Dec 2010, 10:35
My great aunt makes veggie pasta and all she does is purees carrots, spinach or red bell pepper and adds it the pasta dough. So in that case I think it would be good, but I am pretty sure most bought veggie pastas would have a small amount of veggies just to add color. If they are whole wheat or whole grain and veggie fine, really they are just to add color to a dish and look pretty, I agree though make a ragout with tons of veggies in it, way better for you. Whole veggies/fruits are better in their natural state.
MissNiss

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Posted: 16 Dec 2010, 11:00
I highly recommend using spaghetti squash in place of pasta. Saves tons of calories, and ups the fiber. You barely even notice the difference either, once you put on the sauce. I like to add sauce, sprinkle with parmesean cheese, then broil for a few minutes. YUM!!
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Posted: 16 Dec 2010, 11:15
You guys area making me soooooooooo hungry Smile
trgirl308

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Posted: 16 Dec 2010, 21:12
I figured it was a giveaway when the box didn't advertise that it was a serving of vegetables... I do like spaghetti squash, I guess I'll stick to that when it is in season and whole wheat the other times... pasta is just such an easy thing to cook in advance and bring to lunch!
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Posted: 16 Dec 2010, 22:00
This thread convinced me to have pasta with veggies for dinner Smile
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Hermiones...

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Posted: 16 Dec 2010, 22:51
I really like Barilla Plus pasta. Lower carb, extra protein and no "gritty-ness" like some whole wheat pastas. Also note that in reading up on low glycemic dieting, the advice is to eat pasta al dente because it is lower glycemic when it is not cooked so much. I love to eat pasta with spinach, artichokes, cherry tomatoes, and walnuts, with a little parmesan cheese. Yum.
mouse4

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Posted: 17 Dec 2010, 07:32
I agree with Hermoines..the Barilla Plus is good - and now Ronzoni came out with one too - costs a little less than the Barilla.

I asked for the pasta attachment for my stand mixer for Christmas. If I get one, I am going to try my hand on making my own whole wheat, flax seed, and other whole grain pastas. It's worth a shot! And hey - maybe I will try adding some spinach or other veges for color and texture.
katyface

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Posted: 17 Dec 2010, 08:25
When I first saw the title of this post I was going to suggest spaghetti squash, but you guys beat me to it! Gawd, I'm hungry now!
fawkesmom

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Posted: 17 Dec 2010, 21:18
I've found that another good pasta substitute is sauteed spinach. I cook it up with lots of garlic, herbs, and a little olive oil and then pour a bunch of tomato sauce on it. I've even added vegetarian meatballs too it. I guess real meatballs would work too for all you meat eaters Smile
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Posted: 17 Dec 2010, 23:46
I use spinach a lot as well to create a bed for all kinds of sauces and proteins. Also, I use hulled barley instead of pasta for many preparations I might eat with pasta -- shrimp, italian turkey sausage, etc. -- mixed with roasted tomatoes, onions, spinach, zucchini, asparagus, etc. A half cup of hulled barley is under 100 calories and better nutrition than pasta. I substitute these one-bowl meals for all those hearty cassaroles that are so satisfying in winter, but really wreck the diet.



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