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whole wheat pasta that doesn't taste like chewy dirt?

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Soooo what brands do you all recommend? I've tried it in the past and HATED whole wheat pasta...always just a bit too chewy and bland tasting. But with CORE, I'm willing to try something different, so any advice from you experienced whole wheat pasta lovers would be appreciated!

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Wow, Paris! You remembered! :D

 

That is a "staff favorite" at my local food co-op. It's great! My family really likes it.

 

Also, with whole wheat pasta...cook al dente'. Don't overcook. It becomes mush...tongue.gif


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I guess my beloved Dreamfields wouldn't be ok?


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I have used prince WW pasta it is ok as long as you use lots of sauce. I do so love dreamfields that I am not willing to give it up I eat very little pasta so eating dreamfields isn't going to hurt me


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I love WW pasta, but only with the following sauce: Saute sliced mushrooms & onions till they exude their liquid, add a shot of Worcestershire sauce, some S&P, chicken stock & simmer till reduced. Add FF evaporated milk to make a yummy sauce.

 

Aside from that, I'll be acquiring a taste for it, I guess!!:p


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I feel the same way…whole wheat pasta is so gross. It just has a different texture and takes crappy.

I would rather have regular pasta. Isn’t either one 3 points per cup? Or are you trying to stay away from “white”?

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Guest Kelly_S

On core plan white pasta is taken out of your FPs and wheat pasta is not....however you can only have pasta (white or wheat) or potatoes for 1 meal a day unless you use FPs for the other.

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I buy Heartland whole wheat pasta at Walmart. It comes in a box. I usually cannot stand ww pasta, but I do like this! :)

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I like Prince brand whole-wheat pasta too, but I don't like it cooked al-dente (6 minutes, according to the spaghetti box). I like to cook it a good 10-12 minutes to give it a soft texture like white pasta has, and to me, it has kind of a nutty flavor, but very mild. Good luck finding one you like. :)


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Guest purecheez

If you live near a TJ's, they make an "organic whole wheat penne pasta" that is really good... and 5g fiber per 3/4 cup. It is really filling.

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I buy Heartland whole wheat pasta at Walmart. It comes in a box. I usually cannot stand ww pasta, but I do like this! :)

Agreed this stuff is pretty good and tastes great with some red sauce on it

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I know that Carol said to cook it al dente or it gets mushy, but the first couple of times I cooked it I did cook it for the allotted time and it was too chewy/crunchy for me. As a result, I didn't buy it again for a long time. A friend suggested cooking it longer. So I agree with Karen! I now cook it a few minutes beyond the recommended time and to me it is much better.

 

I would suggest testing it while you are cooking it to get it to the consistency that you like. I find that cooking it longer deminishes the chewy factor and it is much better. . . Just my opinion!

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I cracked up when I read the title of this thread! :D What a great & hilarious description! I feel the same way about Whole wht pasta...just never knew how to describe the taste...til NOW. LOL~

 

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TJs WW pasta is wonderful--


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Al dente' means there is "resistance" to the tooth when you bite in...Just like regular pasta! :) (Not "crunchy"! :eek: )

 

And not mush. :p


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Where do you find WW pasta?? Also the WW bread?? Is it only available in certain parts of the country??

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Personally, I don't care for whole wheat pasta, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE 100% Kamut pasta. It is mild, buttery, springy and all whole-grain! Yummmy! If you don't care for WW pasta, try Kamut! Look for it at your local health food store or co-op, or make it at home.


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We bought some Ronzoni Healthy Harvest today at Publix. I'm hoping it tastes good. It was really all they had. Cross your fingers and I'll report back later. :)

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We bought some Ronzoni Healthy Harvest today at Publix. I'm hoping it tastes good. It was really all they had. Cross your fingers and I'll report back later. :)

 

That's what I'm eating right now as a side dish with my meal, and I really like it - the texture is slightly heavier than regular pasta, but I'm eating it without sauce and I'm very much enjoying it.


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Just a reminder, check the labels. Some brands call "whole wheat" pasta what is actually a blend of whole wheat and semolina (which is the same as "white" flour). 100% whole-grain pasta is what we want to look for.


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Just a reminder, check the labels. Some brands call "whole wheat" pasta what is actually a blend of whole wheat and semolina (which is the same as "white" flour). 100% whole-grain pasta is what we want to look for.

 

Oh geez - t he first ingredient on the Ronzoni box is "enriched semolina" = does that mean that this is the wrong pasta?

 

And if it is, who makes the correct type of whole wheat pasta? I hate wasting my money (grumble grumble grumble...):(


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I've got some Hodgson Mill from my regular grocery store (which I haven't tried yet).

 

And there are LOTS of choices at my food co-op, Bionaturae being my FAVORITE~

 

They say, "100% Whole Durham Wheat" (one is certified organic).

 

Skruggie~ It takes a bit to get this all sorted out... :bcbsalute :)


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Frag. Looking more closely the Ronzoni does say "whole wheat pasta blend". Danged false advertising. :lol:

 

I don't wanna throw away what I bought. I wonder how the nutritional information compares?

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Bummer. The Ronzoni has 20 more calories per serving. Which isn't a huge deal. But it has only half the fiber (3g vs. 6g) and 2g less protein (7g vs. 9g).

 

I compared it to Hodgson's Mills. I didn't go to the HFS this wknd. Guess I will hit there to get some *real* whole wheat pasta. Big fat bummer.

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