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7/11/15 8:26 A

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I got your email JB...Good for you for trying something new !

I did read that cooking any pasta, rice etc al dente, make the carbs harder to be absorbed !

And yes, eating any veggie as a pasta is so much better than eating pasta of any kind.
But every once in a while, I crave pasta as any Italian, like myself, would do !

I like making zucchini roll ups with ricotta, spinach or collard greens and mozz cheese topped with pasta sauce...And all that knows me, I make my own sauce !
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There was quite a discussion about Dreamfields a few years ago. It is VERY important that the Dreamfields not be overcooked or it does act just like regular pastas....

Apparently, Dreamfields (if I remember correctly) "binds" the carbs so it does not do the BS spike thing, but when it is overcooked, the carbs are no longer "bound."...

I also like Spaghetti squash in place of pasta. I don't like zucchini or eggplant so never use those substitutes.....

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I use rice noodles, Udon and soy noodles. Don't do pasta. Hubby doesn't like pasta.

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I've never been much for pasta except for spaghetti with lots of sauce, so haven't tried Dreamfields. I have read about it on a Yahoo list I am on and people there all seemed to like it. From what you experienced it doesn't sound like it would be any better than just eating the regular pasta.

I have been using spaghetti squash when I make spaghetti. I am trying to grow my own and hope that works this time. Last year nothing got large enough to eat. This year I will need to add organic fertilizer often because my plant died and I had to start from seed just a couple weeks ago. I haven't tried the other noodles that were mentioned or the zucchini spirals. That might also be helpful. I've also heard of doing something for lasagna like eggplant or something.



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Love spaghetti squash. we make it alot in the fall.



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I am now into the pasta substitutes -- spiralized zucchini, squash, spaghetti squash. I also do use Shirataki noodles. But Dreamfields . . . wasn't a dream for my FBS either.

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I Love my Dreamfields ! No FBS problems.
Did you have your carb/protein snack before bed ?

A true test would be to test your BS before you eat and then 2 hours after eating to see if what you ate affects your BS.

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Made a dish last night that called for Pasta, so I used Dreamfields Penne Rigate. I did not not even have 3/4 cup of pasta. This morning my BS reading was 160. That is after working out last night. Dreamfields pasta says healthy carb living. For me I think not. Has anyone else had problems with Dreamfields pasta spiking their blood sugar.



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