Monday, November 14, 2011

New Product

I started using Barilla Plus pasta. It is whole grain and 10g of protein per 2 oz dried (1cup cooked). It tastes really good and is nutritionally sound.

Here is what the website says about it: Protein Quality Counts

The quality of protein in the diet is just as important as getting enough protein. Protein-containing foods are ranked on a "quality index" with egg whites typically considered the gold standard with a ranking of 1.00. A high-quality protein food means that essential amino acids, the building blocks of protein, which must be supplied by food, are readily available in that food. Because PLUS® contains high-quality protein ingredients, such as chickpeas, lentils, and egg whites, it far exceeds whole-wheat and regular pasta in terms of protein quality.

It is a good source of fiber and ALA Omega-3 fatty acids. I make macaroni and cheese for Thanksgiving each year. I am making it with this pasta this year. Even though it will be calorie laden it will have a good source of protein.

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