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Pasta alternatives

I LOVE pasta, but it's so high in calories I don't get to indulge as often as I'd like. I was wondering if anyone knows where I can find a low call pasta or if anyone has suggestions for substitutes.

Wed. Jun 13, 3:35pm

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There's a reason it's called "spaghetti squash" - the flavor is mild, tastes good with tomato sauce and a little parmesan cheese, and it shreds out of the skin into spaghetti strands.

My trick is to double up the healthy stuff that goes with the pasta while reducing the amount of noodles. I've gotten to the point where an official 2 oz. serving of cappellini looks "too big" compared to my usual 1-1.5 oz.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007, 3:42 PM

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3:42, thanks for the advice!!! I'm going to look into the spaghetti squash!

Wednesday, June 13, 2007, 3:44 PM

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Couscous is also a good alternative, i serve a lot of stirfrys or pasta salads with couscous instead. Also, ditto on the spaghetti squash. But if you start missing or craving pasta, go for the whole wheat kind instead.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007, 3:46 PM

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there's a great wheat-flour pasta alternative that is also high in fiber and protein-it's made with quinoa, a grain.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007, 4:00 PM

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Just make the pasta dish the "side dish" of your meal instead of the main course. Then the serving size is really tiny.

Wednesday, June 13, 2007, 4:07 PM

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