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Old 02-03-2017, 06:52 PM   #1
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anyone try the isopasta?

I've been trying my hand at low carb pasta and although i've made some decent alternatives, i just haven't found one that i'm willing to stick to on a regular basis. I saw this isopasta. its low carb at 7netcarbs per 50gram serving and high in protein 30grams. i'm getting ready to order some, but wanted to know if anyone has already tried it.
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Old 02-04-2017, 07:00 AM   #2
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I've been trying my hand at low carb pasta and although i've made some decent alternatives, i just haven't found one that i'm willing to stick to on a regular basis. I saw this isopasta. its low carb at 7netcarbs per 50gram serving and high in protein 30grams. i'm getting ready to order some, but wanted to know if anyone has already tried it.
The price tag turned me off quick
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Old 02-05-2017, 10:40 AM   #3
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The price tag turned me off quick
Yeah, the price is kinda high, but if it tastes good I'm willing to purchase it every once in a while. I guess I'll be the guinea pig!
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I went looking for ingredients and this is from their website:

"Ingredients:

Wheat gluten, isolated soy protein, pea protein, whey protein, wheat flour, wheat fiber, egg white (5%), stabilizer: guar gum. Product of Italy"

I try to avoid soy so I probably won't be trying it, but I look forward to your review - would love to know how it compares to "regular" pasta for texture and taste!
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Old 02-05-2017, 10:57 AM   #5
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I hear ya on the soy. I don't plan on eating or buying thus often. I don't even know if I like it yet, but I will try it.
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Yeah, that's what I'm thinking too - a "once in a while" thing might make it OK if it tastes like "real" pasta!
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Old 02-20-2017, 12:32 PM   #7
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tasted and approved

so i finally got my order in and just had to try this pasta. my DH was just diagnosed with Type II diabetes and I already have a Type I kiddo, so the more low carb items i can find that are liked the merrier we ALL will be.

I made a full serving 50 grams, dry for both my husband and myself last night. Honestly, at first I was taken back by the small amount 50grams was. but i persisted. we boiled them as directed and used my homemade marinara sauce with meatballs. The texture wasn't slimmy at all! Win!! It's texture was more like whole wheat pasta. The overall taste was wonderful, with my meatballs and sauce!!! this pasta is very filling. it took everything i got to eat this whole plate and my husband too. its safe to say that i'll be eating half a serving size at a time, yey!, i just doubled my order.

my husband, my son and I all liked it!

here are pictures showing a one full serving with my sauce and meatballs. I will be purchasing more.
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Old 02-20-2017, 02:14 PM   #8
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I checked the Isopasta website. They have a sample pack (one serving) for a penny, with $2.99 shipping. A person would pay more for a plate of pasta at most restaurants - so I might get that sample to see if I like it.

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Old 02-20-2017, 02:57 PM   #9
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I checked the Isopasta website. They have a sample pack (one serving) for a penny, with $2.99 shipping. A person would pay more for a plate of pasta at most restaurants - so I might get that sample to see if I like it.

i agree, so i figured i didn't have anything to lose and everything to gain if we liked it and we do.... i hope you like it as much as we do. I ended up buying the assorted pack that includes "rice." i'll be trying some "rice" recipes next.
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i agree, so i figured i didn't have anything to lose and everything to gain if we liked it and we do.... i hope you like it as much as we do. I ended up buying the assorted pack that includes "rice." i'll be trying some "rice" recipes next.
I looked at that "rice" might be nice to add to LC soups or stuffed peppers.
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So I was going through my pantry this morning looking for a bottle of ketchup that had fallen over, and what do you know, I bought a bag of this rice who knows when and it's been sitting there this whole time!

It's a little higher in calories than I would like, but I think I'm going to give it a go anyway. Will report back after I've made it.
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Old 02-28-2017, 05:39 PM   #12
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Isopasta Creamy Skillet Chicken

So, i just made this freaking delicious dish! I cooked the pasta for 45 minutes versus the 30 as stated on the bag. Tasted so much better to regular pasta.

Feeds Six hungry adults
5 Net Carbs per serving: Does not include isopasta

4 Boneless, Skinless chicken breasts-flattened to 1/4 inch thickness;
3 Tablespoons Carbalose flour
1 Tablespoon All Purpose flour
salt
peper
2 Tablespoons Butter
6 Slices Bacon
8 Oz Sliced White Mushrooms
3 Green onion stalks, diced
3/4 C Sour Cream
1/4 C Heavy Whipping Cream
1 Can Chicken Broth
1 tsp Chicken Bouillon powder
1/2 tsp Guar Gum
salt and peper to taste

Flatten chicken breasts to 1/4 inch thickness. I place chicken breasts between two sheets of clear wrap and beat with my rolling pin until desired thickness.

Once all breasts are flattened, salt and pepper to taste on each side.

In a shallow plate, mix the carbalose flour and APF. Then dredge all chicken breasts with this flour mixture. Set aside.

At this time start your water for your pasta. Set timer to cook for 45 minutes. Continue cooking as follows:

In Large skillet, heat to medium heat with some butter. Place two chicken breasts in skillet at one time to cook. Cook for apx 3 minutes on each side, then set aside. Repeat until all chicken is finished.

Clean out skillet or use a clean one, cook bacon until done.

When Bacon is cooked, set aside. Place sliced mushrooms, garlic and green onions into bacon grease. Saute for apx. 5 minutes.

When mushrooms are soft, add chicken broth, bouillon, sour cream, HWC, chopped bacon pieces. Taste and add salt and pepper to taste.

Add Guar Gum last. Stir well.

Chop chicken into bite sized pieces and add to skillet with sauce. Cook until chicken is heated through, apx 3 to 5 minutes.
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Old 03-01-2017, 11:20 AM   #13
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That sounds amazing!
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