I miss my mac and cheese.
After trying it once with the regular pasta my BG meter said no more. I even had added extra cheese for protein to no avail.
Last week while I was looking longingly at all the lovely pasta array at the store I saw some Quinoa Pasta. After reading so many posts on DC about how wonderful Quinoa was I bravely brought home a box to try.
Bravery was called for on severl fronts. I had tried non wheat flour based pastas in the distant past and most were not to appetizing. I have allergies to some grains and was concerned Quinoa would be a new allergen.Then there is the ever present fear of how it would affect my BG.
Yesterday I convnced my Personal Chef, i.e. Husband, he should make mac and cheese with Quinoa Pasta for supper. It was about a 45 gram carb serving.
The experiment was successful. My BG was 156 - 30 minutes after eating, 148 - 1 hour after eating and 100 - 2 hrs after eating. I would have liked the 30 minute reading to be a little lower but might try decreasing the serving size of pasta to 30 grams carbs and adding a little more protein to see if it woul help. Plus I forgot to check my BG before eating.
The pasta had a nicer taste and texture than most semolina pasta (in MHO). It does contain corn flour in addition to the quinoa.
Also I learned the Quinoa does not cause an allergc reaction. Maybe soon I'll try another experiment with this grain.
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