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Dietitian's Top Pick: Al Dente Carba Nada Egg Fettuccine Noodles




Today's Dietitian's Top Pick is Al Dente Egg Fettuccine Noodles. Pasta plays such a big role in family dinners but when someone has diabetes (or pre-diabetes) eating pasta can become an issue.

The recommended serving size for pasta is about 1/2 cup cooked or roughly the size of a baseball. Most people are shocked by this, especially when they consider the size of pasta they often receive at restaurants.



For those with diabetes, managing carbohydrates becomes increasingly important. According to an average box of pasta, 2 oz of dry pasta contains 40-45 grams of carbs. For many, this is their entire allotted amount of carbohydrates for one meal.

But today's Dietitian's Top Pick provides a great solution for the pasta lover who is managing their carbohydrates. You'll notice below that 1 1/2 cups of pasta provides only 24 grams of carbs and 6g of it is fiber. For those who subtract the fiber, this means that the net carbs are 18 grams. That's crazy unheard of!

Carba Nada receives a NuVal score of 91 which is the same score as a whole grain pasta. Look for the Dietitian's Top Pick shelf tags throughout the store to find more better-for-you food products.

 
 
 
 

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