I’m here to come to the defense of pasta.
We’ve been conditioned to think of pasta dishes as inherently unhealthy. Carbo-loaders, sure, but beyond that? Junk. An indulgence, and nothing more.
But why? I’ll concede that wheat and most grains aren’t exactly bursting with nutrients per calorie. And if you have a gluten sensitivity, then certainly, you’ve got to use an alternative grain. But these days, that’s not hard.
Pasta, the protein source?
There’s a serious misconception out there: that pasta is “carbs” and nothing else.
Yes, it’s mostly carbohydrate. No fat, in most cases. But protein? Here’s the surprise.