I know it sounds strange, but I make my spagetti and use green beans instead of pasta. I get my vegetables and save tons of calories. My DH likes his pasta so I do his plate using half and half and he is perfectly happy. Give it a try... it is a great substitution.
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String Beans prevent blood sugar from rising too rapidly
High fiber contained in beans prevents blood sugar levels form rising too rapidly after a meal. A good choice for individuals with diabetes, insulin resistance, or hypoglycemia. About 44 calories per cup.Green beans can lower Blood Pressure and help cholesterol.
Steam Green Beans, add to soups, stews or have Dreamfield's Pasta ( 5 digestible Carbs) and mix with green beans
It depends on what kind of pasta you eat. Al Dente provides more vitamins & minerals than over cooked pasta and Dreamfield's is a good choice as it has 5 digestable carbs, even whole grain pasta is better than white pasta. No creamy or rich sauces either, always have pasta with a tomato based sauce or tossed with a little Olive Oil &Fresh garlic or even Red Clam Sauce Add veggies like brocolli, green beans, chopped onion, or fillers like shrimp, garbanzo beans, or flaxseeds. Eat In Moderation.
Pasta & You...Blunt The Carbs..Diabetic Or Dietetic
Amino acids in protein help manage blood sugar. When eating pasta chose Dreamfield's Pasta which has 5 digestible carbs & always pair it with turkey or chicken meatballs. Add green beans, brocolli, even chickpeas to the pasta...you will think your getting more pasta. Remember to have only 2 ounces of pasta which is about the size of a quarter raw. Try Jennie O tukey sausage links in your pasta too, they are juicey and great tasting @ 160 calories a link.
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