Pasta Prep

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Shrimp Pasta-for webIf you are going to enjoy pasta at home, here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Choose only whole grain pasta; gluten free is readily available as well.
  • Try cooking it al dente, where it is slightly firm.  It has a lower glycemic index this way so it won’t spike your blood sugar as much.
  • Add a ton of fresh or frozen veggies to your sauce.  This is a great way to “sneak” in the veggies!
  • Pair your pasta with a lean protein such as fish or chicken.
  • Watch your portion size with pasta-I would recommend using a measuring cup because eye balling it can be tricky:-)
  • And my favorite tip-think outside the box! I’m totally in love with spaghetti squash pasta and my best friend Leslie showed me recently how to make pasta with zucchini! Give it a try!


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~by Kimberly Olson

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