Pasta gets a bad rap because of its high carbohydrate content. But if you have diabetes, you CAN eat pasta if you so choose. Pasta tends to have a lower glycemic impact than other starchy carb foods, and you can rein in those carbs by mixing pasta with loads of low-carb vegetables, lean meat, chicken, seafood or tofu. Plus, there are so many different types of pasta to choose from these days — many that are lower in carb and higher in protein than the regular version.
However, waiting for a big pot of water to boil and dealing with sticky, clumpy pasta isn’t much fun. Is there an easier way? Yes, thanks to the Fasta Pasta Microwave Pasta Cooker. At first glance, it seems like one of those “seen on television” gimmicky gadgets. But Fasta Pasta is different. It’s a long, plastic box with a lid that allows you to both measure your pasta and strain your pasta after it’s cooked. And it’s super simple to use. Measure out your pasta, add water, and cook in the microwave, typically for about 12 minutes. When it’s done, place the lid on the container and drain out the water. Fasta Pasta’s design allows the water to circulate so that the pasta won’t stick, and the water won’t boil over. You can cook different shapes and sizes of pasta — you can even cook rice and vegetables in it, as well. You’ll use less water and less energy, and save time, too!