Yes, it's true: there are OTHER ways of eating pasta besides the usual floured wheaty fare!!
Sure there's whole grain GF pasta. And also GRF pasta made with beans. Or konjac fiber. Or kelp. Or tofu.
You can also use spaghetti squash, carrots, yams, beets and parsnip into noodles using a spiralizer. And zucchini and daikon can easily be made into veggie lasagna strips using a mandolin or peeler.
Even better, how about making your own homemade pasta with Superfood Wild Edibles like Stinging Nettle and Chickweed --- can't buy that in a supermarkets, can ya?!
Well, if you're interested you can check it out: For Pasta Lovers Everywhere: 8 Ways to Enjoy Wholesome Noodles.
Did I mention there are Free Recipes Included....???
Just check it out already ;P
Ever have a salt craving, especially for chips, BUT you're watching your calories/weight/amount of junk food consumed?
Try this tip next time around:
Bake 5-6 pieces (1-inch in size) of kelp on a cookie sheet at 300 degrees F for 3-5 minutes (watch them the whole time). As soon as slightly toasted, let cool 1-2 minutes, then pop in your mouth, fresh from the oven!
Seaweed is salty, so you should have your salt fix fixed! If you still crave chips after the kelp, chances are you were also craving fat as well as the salt. You could then get in a handful of seeds/nuts or an avocado (a healthy fat) or something entirely different instead (e.g., a fruit).
Cat says: FYI: if you tend to crave salt often, it may indicate that you have kidney/adrenal issues. I rarely crave salt (sweet is my vice!) but when this happened to me on a rare occasion one evening, I came up with this trick instead. This usually hits the spot for me, and I've never been able to eat more than 5-6 pieces. One time, I still went out and bought chips after eating the kelp. The good news? Because I was quite saturated with salt already, I didn't eat that many chips after all (they just tasted too salty!). You may find that you have the same experience too. Try and see!
If you ever hear the word "best," run away.
Why do people ask what's the best this and what's the best that? What's the best ab exercise? What's the best sex position? What's the best diet to lose weight? What's the best etc etc??
The thing about the "What's the best (blank)" game is that nobody bothers to ask, for whom is it the best?
The correct answer is, of course, the best FOR ME. Do you really think there is just ONE ab exercise that is the top of the top? Any good trainer will have a little bag of tricks of the "best" exercises based on beginner, intermediate and advanced fitness level, and the one that will work the best FOR YOU is the one that is tough enough to do but not so easy that you're bored.
Same goes for other popular best questions like the best sex position: is it the best orgasm for a woman, the best position for an obese couple or the best position for a man who is less than the penile average? Best diet: are you looking to lose weight, get toned, build muscle mass, do a triathlon, go vegan, go SOS- (Salt Oil Sugar) free or just follow the latest breatharian diet because it's guaranteed to work since it's all about prana?
Q: Who ever said that there has to be just ONE? The best. Why can't there be a few or the top ten or a list of the best exerciseS, positionS, diet optionS? And who the heck is coming up with the best this or that, anyway?
So while the best game depends on a gazillion number of factors, this brings us to: TO WHOM are you asking the "best" question?
See the other thing about the best game is that there are at least two people playing this game (nah, it's not a solitaire-kinda thing). And the one (or few) people to whom you are asking this best question has got to have STATUS, baby, status. So if there's a celebrity, TV show personality, diet guru, yoga guru, come-hither best-selling author, god or goddess cute-as-all-heck personal trainer, and then there's you, oh-so-average boy or girl next door, well, it's the STAR that sparkles, shines and glitters, baby, and jello's got nothin' on crème brulé, right? Of course, it could just be some avatar EVERYONE talks about on a discussion board or a leader on THE must join group on Facebook.
But the real thing is that you listen to the other person BECAUSE they have status. And because they have status, they're the ones making all these must-see-do-before-you-die bucket lists.
The truth? EVERYONE has an opinion. Including you. You are the star of your own show. Can't be otherwise. No one can think, feel, workout or even go to the bathroom for you. Can't be otherwise.
Which means you got more status than anyone's opinion you ask. Key word: opinion. Everyone's got one of those. You know what's best for you because you are you.
Best to do? Ask what's best for You.