All sorts of pasta

@NJChicaa (29871)
United States
December 7, 2017 2:22pm CST
I just got back from the grocery store. I was in the aisle with the pasta trying to find ditalini (short tiny little tubes) because I want to make pasta e ceci next week one night. I tried to find it by the De Cecco brand because that is one of the best brands of dried pasta available, but they don't make it so I had to backtrack to find it by another brand. As I did that I was taken aback by all of the new varieties of pasta that are available on the shelves these days. Whole wheat has been there for several years of course but now there is also veggie, high fiber, gluten-free, chick-pea, quick-cooking, and other versions that I've already forgotten. I really thought it was absurd. First of all, pasta is already quick cooking. Secondly, everyone knows pasta isn't the healthiest of foods. If you want to improve your diet, you can have the regular version (assuming you don't have celiac disease), just don't eat it that often! My husband and I have gone from having pasta twice a week to like once or twice a month. It is still one of my favorite foods but it just isn't something that is good for my health, my diet, or the number on the scale so we limit our intake of it. I'll never give it up completely and I'm certainly not going to switch to chick pea or vegetable pasta. And don't get me started on the idiots who go on gluten-free diets when they don't have celiac disease. Regular pasta is just fine! There really is no need for this insane variety of dried pastas.
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@amadeo (47812)
• United States
7 Dec
I love ditalini we always have this on hand.One of my fav Sometime if Mike making soup he will put some in it.. I agree vegetable pasta is horrible.Yes I agreed we do have much of idiots on the gluten free diet. Lot of the product that say gluten free.They never had gluten in the product.Just want to make a fast buck.Your right. Leave the pasta along.I hate those green ones,pinks ones etc.This is so stupid. I agree with you there.Let them come after us.LOL
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@NJChicaa (29871)
• United States
7 Dec
I've seen butter and bananas labeled as "gluten-free".
@amadeo (47812)
• United States
7 Dec
@NJChicaa that is funny there.Not surprised.People realized that they are spending more money on this?
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@NJChicaa (29871)
• United States
7 Dec
@amadeo As they say, there is a sucker born every minute.
@JohnRoberts (40995)
• Los Angeles, California
7 Dec
I know what you mean about pasta. So good but oh the carbs.
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@NJChicaa (29871)
• United States
7 Dec
Exactly. I love it but it doesn't love me.
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@JohnRoberts (40995)
• Los Angeles, California
7 Dec
@NJChicaa Pasta does provide the love in love handles.
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@NJChicaa (29871)
• United States
7 Dec
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• United States
7 Dec
I am a pasta lover myself. Of course, what do you expect with my being part Italian! I haven't limited my pasta intake drastically! I still have it once or twice a week. Of course I make my own pasta so I have much greater control over what goes into the pasta. I can eliminate the preservatives (which contribute enormously to health problems), I can use MY choice of flour, again eliminating items that contribute to health problems, and the pasta is fresh so there is very little chance of it being exposed to toxins and other non-healthy chemicals. Plus it's cost effective. I am often making pasta for my neighbors or friends. The only down side is it takes a few minutes to make a more delicious, healthier, less costly pasta for your meal.
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@NJChicaa (29871)
• United States
7 Dec
Homemade fresh pasta is wonderful. I make it sometimes myself. . . but that doesn't eliminate the fact that it is loaded with carbs which are not particularly good for our diets. My nutrition plan is very heavy on leafy greens, vegetables, and proteins with limited starchy carbs.
• Ponce De Leon, Florida
7 Dec
Some of the veggie pasta is good . When I was growing up there was a speciality pasta shop that had it and it was great.
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@NJChicaa (29871)
• United States
7 Dec
I've had spinach pasta before and liked it. I just fear that people eat the "veggie" pasta and think that they are actually eating a health food, ya know?