Pasta is not bad for you, it’s just that we need to limit the quantity to 2 ounces, translating to 210 calories, 42 grams of carbohydrate and 7 grams of protein. If you happen to be allergic to wheat, there are non-gluten varieties such as Super-grain Pasta from Ancient Harvest, a corn-quinoa combination. Notice that corn is listed first on the ingredients label. Super-grain is gluten-free, but contains 205 calories, 46 grams of carbohydrate, and 4 grams of protein, not the same as a pile of quinoa, pronounced “Keenwa”. Quinoa is actually a seed that when cooked, acts like a grain in taste.
Pasta tastes great. Golden girls limit it. Here are some other tips for those on the plan: