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    Pasta Salad


    Pasta Salad

    -Rotini Pasta- I use Bertolli Plus, but the multicolor stuff is prettier.
    -Italian Dressing- I use Kraft Light Done Right Zesty Italian
    -Chopped Red Onion
    -Chopped Fresh Broccoli Florets
    -Chopped Fresh Cauliflower Florets

    I don't have the amounts of each because everyone likes it different. Just cook up the pasta, let it cool, then mix it up w/ the dressing and veggies. It's meant to be eaten cold. You could maybe add diced tomatoes to this, but I haven't tried that yet.

    You can cook lots of this up and it will keep well in the fridge in large containers until the cauliflower starts to turn brown. It's very low fat and fairly low GI. Just eat it w/ a chicken breast, steak, or filet of fish and you'll have a nice meal.

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    Last edited by Moyer; 02-17-2006 at 03:04 PM.
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    I think I'll add kidney beans next time for extra dense, low GI carbs.
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    to combat the processed noodles?
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    Not really, more for the extra cals I need. Most pastas are low GI, especially that Barilla Plus. I've even noticed that I can eat LOTS of pasta and I don't get sleepy afterwards like I would if it was a mound of mashed potatoes, white bread, or other high GI carb.

    There's another added bonus. Most of the protein in the pasta comes from wheat. Wheat and beans have inverse amino levels, so when you combine them it's like eating a complete protein source. This isn't a big deal, since I eat it w/ some kind of meat anyway, but like I said it's an added bonus.

    Plus beans are just very very good for you. Lots of fiber, folate, magnesium, etc. Assuming you eat it w/ some meat, the only thing that seems left out of this meal is tomatoes.
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    not high gi, just processed flour....
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    Dang, now Im hungry!
  

  
 

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