Crave fettuccini alfredo? Dream about spaghetti and meatballs? Lusting for lasagna? For most of us watching our waistline means saying goodbye to some of our favourite foods especially pasta.
A full plate (210g) of regular cooked pasta contains about 300 calories and 2g of dietary fibre – and that’s not with a rich creamy sauce.
Now there is NuPasta! A full plate contains 25 calories and 6g of dietary fibre – and it’s gluten free!
Regular pasta is made with wheat, a starch that is high in calories. NuPasta is made with the root of the konjac plant that is rich in dietary fibre and has no starch. The absence of starch is the reason why NuPasta is so low in calories.
The konjac plant (Amorphophallus konjac) grows on slopes in Japan, Korea, and China. The edible part of the konjac plant is the root that resembles an oval shaped taro or yam potato.
You can use any sauce you like with your Nupasta not just your typical Italian sauces, think international – pad thai, curry, or stir fry.
NuPasta comes precooked and ready to serve. You just have to drain and rinse the pasta with cold water, then prepare it like regular pasta. Heat it with your favourite sauce and serve. It’s that simple!
The flavour and texture is not exactly like a good Italian pasta. Nupasta is a little bland and has a softer texture. But still tastes great especially with a delicious sauce.
Want to give it a try? Nupasta is available in the pasta aisle or health food aisle of over 500 stores in Canada or go online and you can have it delivered http://www.nupasta.com/