Sunday, July 18, 2021

three pastas

I'll be making and testing three recipes for pasta today. Two are explicitly keto; one is more paleo. If you want to see the videos for these recipes, they are embedded below.


As noted before, buying tapioca flour may have been a mistake. Tapioca flour is 11 grams of carbs per 12 grams of flour, so it's almost all carbs. I may have to reserve this recipe for cheat days since the resulting pasta is probably close to being real pasta (which is why it looks so good in the video). Anyway, I'll be eating a small serving of each pasta today, in the name of science, then I'll be behaving myself for the rest of the coming week.

Here are the macros for each pasta (macros per serving, I mean):

Keto King Pasta
Calories: 140
Carbs: 11 g (2.5 net)
Protein: 16 g
Fat: 5.5 g

Todd's Kitchen Keto Pasta
Calories: 204.75
Carbs: 17.925 g
Protein: 9.75 g
Fat: 13.225 g

Paleo Pasta (the video bills this as "almond-flour pasta," but half the flour is tapioca starch)
Calories: 250.875
Carbs: 32.84 g
Protein: 6.94 g
Fat: 11.69 g

I'll have to do more research to get net-carb figures for Todd's pasta and Paleo pasta. (Net carbs are total carbs minus fiber and/or sugar alcohols like erythritol.)

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