Which is really awesome because, as you know, I like food.
So I got this low calorie pasta in the mail not too long ago and finally got around to making it last night from a company called "Fiber Gourmet." They call themselves a "food technology company," dedicated to making/selling reduced- calorie, high-fiber food products that, besides being good for you, actually taste good. I scored some pasta but it looks like they are also going to develop other products- the latest of which seems to be mac n' cheese (they couldn't send me THAT? LOL).
I don't really wanna bore you all with the semantics - I mean, they have a website (and you should check it out because they give you a lot of great info.) but yeah - I boiled water, poured in the fettucine, added some Trader Joe's organic tomato sauce and presto! Dinner!
When people ask to send me samples, I always say they are welcome to do so, so long as they understand that if I don't like the product, I will certainly say so. I just wanna make that clear to you. But actually, I LIKED this stuff. I mean, it wasn't any different tasting than regular pasta and if it's better for me, why wouldn't I eat this stuff? (FYI - they will charge you $6 for S&H which is why, frankly, I will not be eating this stuff under my current budget.)
It's not like I have some scientific way of grading this stuff but tastes good? Check. Easy to make? Of course. Reasonably priced? I think so.
Here are the nutritional facts. The only thing that bugs me? Carbs. I am a carb-hater. I think it's a result of being on too many anti-carb trend-diets but my eye goes right to that line now. But hey, it's pasta. And hey, it's high in fiber so it's not staying with you too long if you know what I mean...
If anyone else out there is gonna check it out, do let me know. I'd love to hear other opinions.
Here are some photos. I actually documented my lo-cal pasta filled evening. I was only thinking of my readers. I am awesome. *wink*
This reminds me -- I brought my leftovers for lunch. Who's hungry?