Deerfield Pasta

rij061258
By rij061258 Latest Reply 2011-03-13 20:22:07 -0500
Started 2011-03-09 18:15:30 -0600

At one of my classes, they told us that the Deerfield Pasta was a low glycemic product that had been made for us that need to watch our BG. I decided to try it since they said it was supposed to keep the Bg from spiking. Thought I would let you all know that may not work for everyone. I found that I spike alot more with it than with a whole grain pasta. Trial and error. I found something else to stay away from. Not sure if my Dr wanted me to lose any weight since I wasn't really overweight to begin with but have lost almost 6 lbs in the last 2 1/2 months with my new "diet". Have found a great pancake mix that works great for me, that made me really happy. Now just need a waffle iron, so I can try it that way too. Also, have found that I don't have to take processed sugar completely put either. As long as I keep it counted in my daily carb count, for the most part I do good. Have found a couple of sugar free syrups and fruit spreads too. I think it is finally coming together slowly for me, so don't feel so lost or frustrated. Hope everyone has been doing well. Have been dealing with other life issues so I have been away for awhile. Will try to come back more often now.


10 replies

tabby9146
tabby9146 2011-03-13 20:22:07 -0500 Report

great that you are starting to do well and finding out a lot. I had not tried that brand, but I have tried Barilla whole wheat and Dreamfield's and both work well for me.

BandonBob
BandonBob 2011-03-10 18:21:23 -0600 Report

I had the same experience. Any pasta so far is bad for me while brown rice and potatoes don't. Like everyone says we are all different.

realsis77
realsis77 2011-03-10 10:08:25 -0600 Report

Hi. I'm so glad things are comming together well for you! It is a lot of trial and error isn't it. I also agree that whole grain pasta works best for me also. I use it often when I cook. The other types raise my sugar waay to high! I'm very happy you are doing so well! Take care and God bless!

rij061258
rij061258 2011-03-12 22:23:58 -0600 Report

Thank you for your response. I'm just glad that I love whole grains foods. It has made it real easy to switch over to all whole grain products. I have found some "Birdseye" steamers that work well including their potato product. The have a couple of whole grain rice dishes too. Does any one know where to get a brown rice and quinoa rice blend? I bought one at COSTCO once but last time I went there they didn't have it. I loved it and the whole family would eat it too. Still trying to find other whole grains to use as side dishes.

Gabby
GabbyPA 2011-03-13 06:41:02 -0500 Report

I do a home made blend and make a pilaf. I use quinoia, rice, wild rice, lintels, barley, and Bulgar. I dry roast them in a pan until you smell a nutty hint. Then I cook it (based on how much dry, I add appropriate liquid) in chicken or beef stock with a bit of salt. Then I saute some nuts in some olive oil. Usually walnuts, almonds, pumpkin seeds sunflower seeds and flax. I get that all toasty and then when my pilaf is done, I mix in the nuts. I keep some in the fridge and it helps fill out some meals. All the additional ingredients help make the carbs easier on the levels and the nuts really make it nice and rich.

Use any proportions of the grains that you like. You can toss in spices too if you like, specially if you use a larger amount of quinoia, since it has no flavor of it's own.

whitetigress
whitetigress 2011-03-09 21:01:09 -0600 Report

I have found Catelli Smart pastas to be a good choice. With the fiber and protein added, my bs does not spike whereas I cannot eat the white pasta.

jayabee52
jayabee52 2011-03-09 20:17:21 -0600 Report

Howdy Ruth

It's good to hear that you're starting to get your diabetes ("DM") handled. Way to take those baby steps and make progress.

I am wondering if you somehow mis-heard the brand name of the low GI pasta. Was that pasta brand "Dreamfields" or is this a soundalike brand name for a low GI pasta?

Blessings to you and yours

James