Edamame Pasta

Doyenne
on 3/8/20 1:34 pm

Don't know if everyone avoids pasta as I do. I never eat it and I miss it. So when I saw edamame pasta at Costco I bought it thinking, can't be too bad and I will have a little with grilled salmon. My experience was that I was feeling super sick within 10 minutes and violently vomiting every iota of it back up. Avoid; at least as far as I am concerned!

Surgery date May 4, 2017

HW 290. Start weight 229. Day of Surgery 209. Month 2: 190. Month 3: 182. Month 4: 174. Month 5: 164. Month 6: 159. Month 7: 153. Month 8: 147. Month 9: 145. Month 10: 142. Month 11: 138 Month 12: 137. Month 13: 139 Month 14: 131. Month 15: 130. Month 16: 131. Month 17: 128. 162 pounds lost!!

Two year anniversary upon me in 3 days: 136. Need to lose a few pounds..

TheWombat
on 3/8/20 1:57 pm
VSG on 06/11/18

Thank you for letting us know. I was just about to order some because I LOVE edamame. I may still order it, but I'll try just a small amount first to see if it agrees with me.

califsleevin
on 3/8/20 2:12 pm - CA

We have used it on and off for a few years, since we first found it at Costco, to no ill effect. It is more strongly flavored than regular or whole grain pastas so it helps to use it with a well flavored sauce mixture, but the protein boost is useful, particularly for my wife who always seems to be a bit short on it.

1st support group/seminar - 8/03 (has it been that long?)  

Wife's DS - 5/05 w Dr. Robert Rabkin   VSG on 5/9/11 by Dr. John Rabkin

 

Doyenne
on 3/8/20 2:41 pm

I suspect the problem is that is swells up in the stomach so a small amount becomes large. Dunno. I love edamame and do eat that but the pasta is on my strongly avoid list! Funny because having purchased at Costco I have a lot now that needs to be used. Guess hubby will be eating this quite regularly.

Surgery date May 4, 2017

HW 290. Start weight 229. Day of Surgery 209. Month 2: 190. Month 3: 182. Month 4: 174. Month 5: 164. Month 6: 159. Month 7: 153. Month 8: 147. Month 9: 145. Month 10: 142. Month 11: 138 Month 12: 137. Month 13: 139 Month 14: 131. Month 15: 130. Month 16: 131. Month 17: 128. 162 pounds lost!!

Two year anniversary upon me in 3 days: 136. Need to lose a few pounds..

califsleevin
on 3/8/20 5:30 pm - CA

I don't know how much more it swells in the stomach after it is cooked, but it does absorb more water in cooking than regular pasta - an ounce cooks up into a lot more volume than the grain pasta - on the order of 50-100% more, so we do use less of it than normal grain pasta. IIRC, they say to boil up the water, shut it off and let it sit in it for 3-4 minutes before serving but we usually let it sit for 6-7 minutes, otherwise it is a *****ewy for our taste. That probably allows it to more fully absorb the water so it is less inclined to swell more afterward in the stomach. Or, there may be some other tolerance issue independent of that.

1st support group/seminar - 8/03 (has it been that long?)  

Wife's DS - 5/05 w Dr. Robert Rabkin   VSG on 5/9/11 by Dr. John Rabkin

 

VSGAnn2014
on 3/9/20 5:47 am
VSG on 08/14/14

I've really enjoyed the black bean pasta that's available at Walmart. I eat it as a side dish to either chicken or fish with a veggie-heavy bottled Italian tomato sauce (the Bertolli sauces are nice) and grated Parmesan (which I grate myself).

No, it's not Fettuccine Alfredo, but then I don't eat much of that these days anyway. ;)

ANN 5'5", AGE 74, HW 235.6 (BMI 39.2), SW 216, GW 150, CW 132, BMI 22

POUNDS LOST: Pre-op -20, M1 -10, M2 -11, M3 -10, M4 -10, M5 -7, M6 -5, M7 -6, M8 -4, M9 -4,
NEXT 10 MOS. -12, TOTAL -100 LBS.

summerset
on 3/9/20 5:48 am

I personally like the Explore brand. I actually prefer their edamame and mung bean pasta over the real stuff. However, I like my pasta more chewy, so...

The rest of the lentil pasta can kiss my butt though.

H.A.L.A B.
on 3/10/20 11:21 am

I would not even consider that. I probably would have a similar response to yours. Any pasta sits very heavy in my pouch.

But I use veggies spirals (from zucchini, or carrots, or other veggies). with a good sauce, I really don'e feel like a I miss anything.

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"I can eat or do anything I want to - as long as I am willing to deal with the consequences"

"Failure is not falling down, It is not getting up once you fell... So pick yourself up, dust yourself off, and start all over again...."

SuMari
on 3/11/20 10:24 am

I am a huge fan of the edamame pasta. I hope I'll be able to tolerate it post-surgery. Trying to make healthier alternative choices so things aren't such a shock later down the line!

Dee_Caprini
on 3/12/20 10:22 am

We had this last night! love making ours with various sauces. very enjoyable and my kiddos love it too!

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