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What do you think of paleo pasta online?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 17, 2012 at 4:05 PM

Anyone here tried paleo pasta - paleopasta.com? I love this stuff....any feedback?

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on May 07, 2012
at 06:31 PM

I try to stay away from processed even if it is Paleo. It seems to be counterproductive to the theme of Paleo - eating like the caveman - who didn't have the convenience of the grocery store. Every now and again I need a quick snack and will bend to the ease of coconut yogurt and/or almond milk. Trying my best to stick with the whole foods and cooking my own snacks. I have a question for Nance - what are the negatives of nut flours? I know roasted nuts have acrylamide so we try to eat raw only. This cuts back our ready made snacks so we make our own mixture now.

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on April 17, 2012
at 05:28 PM

spot on Johnny.

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on April 17, 2012
at 05:27 PM

my point was there are sometimes better options but I agree with you and hey we deserve to make less than ideal decisions sometimes and enjoy our lives.

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on April 17, 2012
at 05:25 PM

You had me up until you harped on nutrient density. As if nutrient light foods can't be paleo.

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on April 17, 2012
at 04:32 PM

That's my reaction as well. Having broken my addiction to processed foods, I am averse to beginning a relationship with "paleo" processed food-like products. I don't use nut-meal flours, etc., and my "processed" items are olive oil, butter, home-made yogurt, etc. That said, eating something like the noodles once a month wouldn't be a problem in my view--although I personally like spaghetti squash.

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on April 17, 2012
at 04:30 PM

Well said......

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2a0f1afde303eadc422d015fc22f7512

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on April 17, 2012
at 04:28 PM

I think in general it's a sign of the trouble ahead for the "paleo" movement which is, an inundation of processed paleo foods. There's a huge opportunity here for marketing new products and, as has happened in the past, people will soon be jumping on board and buying products just because the label says "paleo" (like they did with "healthy" and "lowfat"). I think the best paleo food is real, unprocessed food. Those noodles probably won't kill you but you could get much more density of nutrients by using something like spaghetti squash are zucchini strings. Just my 2 cents!

96bf58d8c6bd492dc5b8ae46203fe247

(37227)

on April 17, 2012
at 04:32 PM

That's my reaction as well. Having broken my addiction to processed foods, I am averse to beginning a relationship with "paleo" processed food-like products. I don't use nut-meal flours, etc., and my "processed" items are olive oil, butter, home-made yogurt, etc. That said, eating something like the noodles once a month wouldn't be a problem in my view--although I personally like spaghetti squash.

32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41747)

on April 17, 2012
at 05:25 PM

You had me up until you harped on nutrient density. As if nutrient light foods can't be paleo.

2a0f1afde303eadc422d015fc22f7512

(1118)

on April 17, 2012
at 05:27 PM

my point was there are sometimes better options but I agree with you and hey we deserve to make less than ideal decisions sometimes and enjoy our lives.

0fb8b3d6dcfb279b0f7e050d2d22510f

(4645)

on April 17, 2012
at 05:28 PM

spot on Johnny.

9b0a4701e373d4dd13831cfb9b13f42d

(1677)

on April 17, 2012
at 04:30 PM

Well said......

9040ccb614ace3773e4aa93e70f0799a

(13)

on May 07, 2012
at 06:31 PM

I try to stay away from processed even if it is Paleo. It seems to be counterproductive to the theme of Paleo - eating like the caveman - who didn't have the convenience of the grocery store. Every now and again I need a quick snack and will bend to the ease of coconut yogurt and/or almond milk. Trying my best to stick with the whole foods and cooking my own snacks. I have a question for Nance - what are the negatives of nut flours? I know roasted nuts have acrylamide so we try to eat raw only. This cuts back our ready made snacks so we make our own mixture now.

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0fb8b3d6dcfb279b0f7e050d2d22510f

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on April 17, 2012
at 04:35 PM

Starter food at best, try using zucchini. Processed food is wrong food. Until they found the Paleo 7-11s, I'm sticking with REAL.

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on April 17, 2012
at 06:54 PM

Agree we need to be careful. Are food like these paleo? I would say no. Does that mean you can't enjoy them ever. Of course not. This is the problem with the term paleo. Easy to co-opt, brand, (even the literal term paleo makes it impossible to justify most foods) but at the same time could introduce people to healthy alternatives.

Where I stand is that I say its not paleo, but since it's safer than the conventional form it can have its place. So it could be a great substitute at parties, family events, holidays, etc.

If you find yourself making these paleo processed part of your daily diet, then you are doing it wrong, and missing the point.

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on April 17, 2012
at 05:44 PM

I agree with the sceptics, too much processing can't be good, but I wonder if anyone has tried kelp noodles (they contain only kelp, salt and water)?

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on April 17, 2012
at 05:00 PM

It might be acceptable occasional post-work out or as a cheat since it's at the higher end of carbohydrate. I would not consume this food while having any autoimmune, gut or health issue.

Egg whites can be allergenic for some. They also block Vitamin B6 (Biotin), iron, and some digestive enzymes.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Egg_white

Quinoa behaves like some grains so Robb Wolf and Matt Lalonde do not support it.

http://paleohacks.com/questions/58094/do-i-eat-quinoa#axzz1s7lyUt1A

http://board.crossfit.com/showthread.php?t=61266

http://www.thespunkycoconut.com/2011/08/quinoa-controvercial-seed.html

Xanthan gum is a gut irritant for some and that is why some people have issues with brands of coconut milk containing it.

http://www.celiac.com/articles/21710/1/Could-Xanthan-Gum-Sensitivity-be-Complicating-your-Celiac-Disease-Recovery/Page1.html

http://paleohacks.com/questions/62095/is-xanthan-gum-paleo#axzz1s7lyUt1A

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on April 17, 2012
at 06:00 PM

yea as a long term paleo person i would agree however lara bars are the only thing i would trust just my 2 cents!!

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32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

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on April 17, 2012
at 05:28 PM

Not sure how different this is from other gluten-free pastas, other than it's being marketed as paleo and uses relatively benign (from a paleo POV) ingredients. I would say not a staple, but not terrible.

I've personally got little desire to eat pasta that's not zucchini.

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