Wednesday, November 17, 2010

eat pasta if you want pasta.

I'm hear to tell you to eat pasta.
I know.

I can hardly believe it myself.
But listen!
Low cal shirataki noodles isn't pasta and the texture is weird says me and Tiff.
And spaghetti squash, which I had for the first time today, isn't pasta either.  I'd always seen spaghetti squash around blog world and most recently mentioned on Rosa's blog. So today I tried it with tomato sauce, a morningstar chicken-less chicken patty, and parmesan cheese.

   (Sorry for image quality. Nikon makes great SLRs, but terrible compact cameras. Tell em' I said so!)

My mother found it funny when she realized that the squash I had in the oven ended up on our plates as a lower cal spaghetti alternative. We both thought it tasted kind of good. Ish. It was alright. But it wasn't pasta.

Today's lesson:  If I want spaghetti squash, I'll eat the squash. But if I want pasta, there is no alternative. Weight-loss doesn't have to be painful, ya know?



Ro said...

*sigh* had it not been for this here internet how would I ever know you EXISTED?? Love the post and I cannot agree more! You cannot give me rice cakes and tell me they are chips! I'm learning to eat what I crave..I'm just working on not eating the whole bag.
Oh and fake swag totally=#thuglife. Ha you so get it :-)

Ro said...

Oh and I was sooo nervous they was going to turn me around..I even fake yawned. HAAAA

Miss S. said...

I love spaghetti squash-but don't really dig pasta so it works for me. I always eat it will I can't believe it's not butter spray & sea salt. I don't know if it would be good with red sauce.

I hear you, there are somethings you can't duplicate. I say moderation is key. =D

:Deliciously Healthy said...

I LOVE pasta!

cmoursler said...

pasta is pasta, noodles are noodles. I never try to food myself.
movie popcorn is movie popcorn and it should either be eaten with gusto or foresworn altogether. lol.
eat real food. nuff said.

cmoursler said...

fool myself..Freudian much

TJ said...

When I want pasta I spend $$ on it- I order it online: Fiber Gourmet Pasta. I call it binge free pasta and I love it! You gotta see if any stores by you carry it. :)

He Took MY Last Name said...

Amen!! I get whole grain now. It was hard to make the switch at first but now I dont even notice it now. I love pasta and would never give it up. Weight loss isn't feeling deprived. It's learning moderation- often the hard way! lol

Paula said...

I was laughing when I read this because I just made Spaghetti squash yesterday. You are right. I have pasta when I want some. But with the squash I can fool myself if I make a lasagna with it. Check out She has tons of stuff with pasta/squash.

Alexia @ Dimple Snatcher said...

- hehheehehhe. so glad i found you, too, ro! rice cakes instead of chips?! i don't wanna be thin that badly ;)
- miss s, you don't like pasta?! those are cuss words ya hear! i kid. i kid. but really?!
- me, too brittany.
- "eat real food" says chris. how michael pollan of her!

Alexia @ Dimple Snatcher said...

- will check out fiber pasta, tj kitten. thanks!
- yup! moderation is key, he took my last name. so i can have chinese food, just not enough for three people. be well, hon!
- thanks for the link, paula! glad you found post funny :)

Jenn@slim-shoppin said...

Hi! I'm new to your blog thru Brittany's blog... and I have to agree with the pasta thing. When I read about the low cal noodles, I had visions of me pigging out on huge bowls of almost no calorie noodles...then I tasted them. D-I-S-G-U-S-T-I-N-G. It was like eating worm, so gross! And I too read on the blogoshere about spaghetti squash being an alternative....umm no.... it's squash and that's gross too! I'll stick with pasta to thank you.

Alexia @ Dimple Snatcher said...

hahahahaha, jenn. yes, i'll stick with the pasta, too.

Cynthia (It All Changes) said...

So True! I like baking it in things but if I want pasta I'm going to eat it. It's one of the simple pleasures in life.

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