Thursday, March 30, 2006

Pasta and Noodles for Lower Carb Eaters: Two New Types of Pasta from Dreamfields

Woo Hoo! More Dreamfields shapes!
For a while now I've been touting Dreamfields Pasta on my blog, since it allows me to eat the pasta I love without getting more carbs than I want. Since I've been eating the lower carb way and writing this blog, I've made some yummy pasta recipes using Dreamfields Pasta. Now there's some exciting news from Dreamfields: two new pasta shapes are joining their line. Dreamfields is introducing lasagna and rotini, both of which which should be available soon. With spagetti. linguini, penne, and macaroni previously available, this expands the Dreamfields line to six pasta types.
Both these new shapes are going to be available sometime in the spring of 2006, but I have not found them yet in the stores near me. They both contain the same lower carb, lower glycemic advantage of other Dreamfields pasta, with only 5 net carbs per serving. Here is where to find a store near you that sells Dreamfields pasta. If you live outside the U.S. or you can't find it where you live, you can order Dreamfields online.

Without a doubt the most eagerly awaited new type of pasta, Dreamfields lasagna is sure to be a hit. I know I will be using it to make low carb chicken lasagna as soon as I can get my hands on some.

Dreamfields rotini will be in stores in time for pasta salad season, where this new shape will be a wonderful addition to the Dreamfields line. I'll probably start using it to make Italian Sausage Pasta Salad, which I had previously made with Dreamfields penne.

If you're a skeptic about low carb pasta, one taste will convince you. Dreamfields tastes exactly like regular pasta, but contains more fiber and protein than other types of white flour pasta. Here are two statements taken from the Dreamfields website to help you understand why this type of pasta is perfect for people eating the lower carb, lower glycemic way:

"How does Dreamfields make its pasta lower in carbohydrates?
Dreamfields Pasta is lower in digestible carbohydrates. What that means is that while the total number of carbohydrates is the same as typical pasta, our unique blend of dietary fibers and proteins protects all but about 5 grams of these carbohydrates from being digested. These protected, or "controlled," carbohydrates pass to the colon where they provide the health benefits of dietary fiber "

"How is Dreamfields different from other "healthy" pastas?
Dreamfields Pasta has largely the same level of durum semolina as traditional pastas, with a low level of our unique blend of fibers and proteins and no soy fillers. The Dreamfields approach means fewer carbohydrates get digested that will increase blood glucose response. So you get the authentic taste and texture you expect from pasta, but with only 5 grams of digestible carbs. Dreamfields also contains twice the fiber of regular pasta, including a special fiber called Inulin that has been shown scientifically to promote digestive health and support a healthy immune system, while enhancing calcium absorption for strong bones and teeth. "

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  1. I've never seen Dreamfields. Maybe it's too fancy for my local bodegas. I'm so excited to go find it now! I eat whole wheat pasta all the time for health purposes, always willing to try other healthy versions too.

  2. The other day, I was shopping and came across this, knowing it was something you love. Since I'm a calorie counter, I was most interested in that part. Dreamfields has about 20 calories less, per serving, than regular pasta. It doesn't sound like a lot, but it's something!

  3. Kalyn turned me onto Dreamfields last fall ... the first time, the plate was empty before I realized, "Hey! Dreamfields tastes like real pasta!" Since it keeps, it's worth stocking up on once you find a supply.

  4. You can go to their website at and sign up for emails to get a $1.00 off coupon. The product is in Safeway and Kroger by me, and it is for sale online at


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