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    New Pastas For Maximum Nutrients!

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    Ashley2778

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    New Pastas For Maximum Nutrients!

    Post  Ashley2778 on Tue Jan 15, 2013 1:30 pm

    For those of you that enjoy your pasta, Runners World Magazine helped out with some tips on enjoying this carbohydrate! There are many more options than just the traditional pasta you grew up with. Today, many people choose whole wheat pasta as a better choice, but there are far more options out there these days.

    Brown Rice Pasta-
    *a 2 ounce serving supplies up to 4 grams of fiber- keeping you fuller longer
    *it provides B6- low levels of this nutrient can contribute to heart damaging inflammation
    *firm shapes won't turn as gummy as spaghetti if overcooked

    Einkorn Pasta-
    *einkorn is one of the oldest forms of cultivated wheat
    *packed with 9g of protein per serving
    *source of lutein- an antioxidant that protects our eyes from UV rays
    *contains phytosterols, a plant compound that lowers cholesterol
    * holds texture the day after cooking so it's great for leftovers

    Spelt Pasta-
    *nutty tasting
    *rich in iron, zinc, and magnesium
    *slower to digest which means more sustained energy

    Quinoa Pasta-
    *tastes similar to white pasta
    *nutritional powerhouse
    *contains 4g of protein

    Soba Noodles-
    *made with buckwheat
    *contains phosphorus- which is important in bone-building
    *contains 8g of protein

    Tips for cooking these pastas
    *use a big pot
    *add salt to improve taste
    *don't add oil
    *stir to minimize sticking
    *sample often
    *don't rinse as the starch is needed for the sauce to stick- Soba is the only exception as
    it will turn gummy otherwise
    *finish cooking in sauce so the pasta absorbs the sauce


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    Michelle

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    Re: New Pastas For Maximum Nutrients!

    Post  Michelle on Mon Feb 11, 2013 10:55 am

    Wow! I never realized how many "healthy" pasta alternatives there were! Are these mainly found in the Nature's Valley section of Wegmans? Or do you find these more at a store such as Feel Rite?
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    Ashley2778

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    Re: New Pastas For Maximum Nutrients!

    Post  Ashley2778 on Mon Feb 11, 2013 1:27 pm

    Some Wegmans carry them and some Wegmans carry them some of the time. Plan ahead so that you have what you need when you want it!

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