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8/20/09 11:09 A

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I'm on South Beach our serving size for pasta is 1/2 a cup. Try getting used to THAT. LOL Its doable. Just fill up on other foods, especially veggies.

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8/20/09 7:25 A

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All these answers are wonderful. You can't lose with any of them. I agree with everyone here. In case you still some on hand before you pick up the cleaner pasta, just make sure you pay attention to portion size. One serving of pasta is a cup. It's not very much but I'm used to it now.

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PRAIRIEDAWNPAM's Photo PRAIRIEDAWNPAM Posts: 8,628
8/20/09 12:50 A

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Another idea, donate it to the food bank.

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8/20/09 12:25 A

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All of these replies are so great--this team is really moving with healthy ideas and teaching each other about nutritionally superior choices--it will impact the world! I love this.

Another idea for unwanted "unclean" foods, not the most exciting maybe, is to put it in your compost. That way it won't get wasted. Nature will turn it into something useful.

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8/19/09 4:56 P

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That's a great idea Hawgwild1. I have some white pasta (just a little), that has been sitting around here for awhile. I will mix it up.

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8/19/09 4:06 P

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If you don't want to throw it away or give it away, mixing it in with lots of veggies and lean protein is an excellent idea. Also mixing it in with whole wheat, multigrain or buckwheat pasta is also a great idea. Whole wheat pasta does take a little longer to cook, though. So, if you are going to use both in the same dish then start the whole wheat pasta for a few minutes before throwing the white pasta into the pot.

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8/19/09 12:53 P

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LOL. There are very few questions with cut and dried, everybody has the same opinion, answers... especially with this team! (I think this is a good thing, in case that isn't clear)

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8/19/09 12:46 P

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Interesting replies - much more detailed than the 'No' I expected!
I'll see about the swapping idea.

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8/19/09 12:27 P

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Does it bother you to just give away the white pasta and buy whole grain? What are we talking about - $5 worth of pasta at most?

Hubby and I joke about white bread and pasta being made from the "Product formerly known as Wheat."

If you need permission to toss it, give it away, or whatever, you have it. Without guilt.



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I'd be tempted to eat the white pasta, just less of it, with lots of veggies or to trade it with a friend or family member by asking them to buy whole wheat for you.

...Pam

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- Complete a super-sprint triathlon
- Look good in a bikini

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8/19/09 12:19 P

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Well, there are two answers to that. One of them is that getting to where you're eating clean is a process. There's also no requirement that you eat 100% clean (I don't), so you should do what works for you. Switching over gradually, especially when you're feeding a family, is the best way to make the transition.

The second answer, purely to the question you asked, is that white pasta has had some of the nutritional components removed and there's no way to go backward and make it clean. There's no reason, however, that you can't combine it with other ingredients (like tons of veggies) that are clean. You could combine it with whole wheat, rice, etc. pasta as you transition to them.

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8/19/09 12:12 P

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I've just started clean eating but I have lots and lots of white pasta in the pantry.

Is there anyway I can incorporate it according to Clean eating principles?

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