There is no such thing as a (carb-) free lunch? After trying Dreamfield Low Carb Pasta with unsatisfying results I tried a new low carb pasta brand “Pasta alla Eva”. They claim to have less than 5g of carbs in 100g (uncooked )- too good to be true.
My test meal was
100g Low Carb Pasta
100g Barilla Pasta Sauce
2 Slices of Emmental Cheese
7 Kalamata Olives
All in all this should be around 15g of carbs – a joke if you look at the full plate of pasta:
One of the rare occasions where the pasta sauce has more carbs than the pasta themselves 🙂 .The pasta needed to be cooked for 15mins.
How did the low carb pasta taste?
Not bad – a bit too firm (dreamfield pasta tastes pretty much like the real thing) but okay. Maybe they can tweak their recipe a bit but I liked it. For me it is trillions of times better than shirtaki konjak noodels which I simply hate for their consistence.
If you were blindfolded you would recognize the difference to normal pasta – maybe the best way to describe is like a bit undercooked.
The taste was okay, nothing artificial or bad tasting.
How was the impact of the low carb pasta on blood sugar?
I tested with the Abbott Freestyle Libre.
Normally a full plate of pasta would send my glucose up and above the 200mg/dl limit with ease. What a surprise – not so with this low carb pasta:
Wow only a rise from 117 to 134 mg/dl? Not bad, not bad! I did not expect that.
It seems like this low carb pasta will go into my arsenal of foods. It tastes okay and is filling.
Maybe they tweak the ingredients a bit so it is more pasta like.
- pasta alla eva diabetes