Sad, but true: I can't remember the last time I ordered pasta when I was out to eat. It's not because I don't love the stuff. But with simple carbs (read: white pasta) getting slammed by dietitians and doctors alike in recent years, I've trained myself to pass right over the noodle offerings.
Yes -- our pasta has evolved, and you can be certain that the pasta aisle in your store today has a lot more options than ever before! But new varieties bring a new level of confusion. Is your pasta really as healthy as you think it is, or are you being fooled by front-of-package claims?
Transitioning to a healthier lifestyle can be hard, especially when it comes to food. Switching to whole wheat pasta is a simple, taste equivalent change that won't double your food budget or leave you feeling hungry.