I love my pasta and so does my family, but all that white starch tends to stick to all the wrong places. There is nothing quite like the taste of good old semolina pasta which is usually 4 points per 2 oz. raw, or 1 cup cooked. Luckily in the past few years there have been many great tasting, lower point pastas being sold here in the States. They cost a little more and don't come in all the shapes and varieties you find in regular semolina pasta, but I'm hoping that will change soon!
Here is a list of 0 (yes zero!), 2 and 3 point pastas, most of which I've tried. Please feel free to share your favorite low point pastas if they aren't listed here!
2 Point Pasta (per 2 oz uncooked)
Fiber Gourmet Pasta - Only 2 points! And 18 grams of fiber per 2 oz. I was pleasantly surprised when I tried this, I thought it tasted really good! They come in a variety of shapes. My only negative is they are not cheap! But I guess that's the price we pay for looking good.
3 Point Pasta (per 2 oz uncooked)
Ronzoni Smart Taste - High Fiber Pasta. By far one of my favorites! Taste like regular pasta, my family can't tell I've switched!!
Dreamfields - Low Carb Pasta. This is also delicious pasta, tastes just like regular pasta and they even have Lasagna noodles!
Fiber Wise - High Fiber Pasta. Comes in a variety of shapes in including shells! These are found in most supermarkets.
Barilla Whole Grain Pasta - 51% whole wheat pasta.
0 Point Pasta (per 3 oz uncooked)
Japanese Shirataki Noodles are Calorie Free, Carb Free, Fat Free, Wheat Free, Soy Free and Gluten Free. I have not tried these but heard a lot about them. They were featured on the Rachel Ray show. They are 0 calories, 0 points. I think I need to give these a try, they almost sound too good to be true! If any of you have tried them, please let me know how they are!
Miracle Noodles - Japanese Shirataki Noodles are Calorie Free, Wheat Free, Soy Free and Gluten Free.
Shirataki Noodles - I found these on the Asian Food Grocer at almost half the price. This is a great site by the way, I purchase all my Asian ingredients here when I can't find them in my supermarket.