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    First and Foremost big thank you to AF DAVE for the packages of the Quest Pasta


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    Spinach Fettuccini
    4g Carbs/4g Fiber (Per serving , and there are 2 servings)


    Spaghetti


    2g Carbs/2g Fiber (Per Serving, There are 2 Servings)


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    Smell
    Upon opening the package it said there would be an aroma from the noodles sitting in the liquid prior to breaking the seal, when I did open the package I really did not smell much, just simply drained them for about 2 minutes under running cold water before I did go to cook them


    Texture
    Quite unique, they are very spongy/soft as you would expect from a very low calorie noodle. I have never tried the “Miracle” Noodles so I have no idea how those would taste or their texture, so this was very new to me. I usually cook my pasta for around 6-7 minutes not very soggy, but just enough so that if you threw it against a wall it would stick (old Italian trick)


    Taste
    I kind of had mixed feelings trying a low calorie noodle, but the be honest I barley tasted the spinach in the noodles (Being they are bring green) it was just a spongy texture that you really tasted in all reality. I made a homemade alredo sauce and then diced up 6oz of chicken to throw in there as well, and the flavors complimented each other very well and aided with the overall taste of the entire dish, since its in a Tupperware container its not the most “Appealing” Picture, but then again eating green noodles seems a bit odd at first (like eating green ketchup). For the calories you have to give these a high score considering the whole amount of pasta is 32 calories and all fiber.


    Price
    3.39$ per container, yes it is a bit on the pricey side, but then again your buying quite a bit of pasta pre-cooked and its only 32 calories for the spinach and 16 calories for the spaghetti, pretty remarkable. I looked up the Miracle Noodles and those are around 2-3$ (location) per package. So in essence these are right on part with competition on the market (as far as those in grocery stores). So you really cant knock off much here as far as rating/points go because its competitive and unique to the market.


    Overall
    For being on a contest prep diet towards the end of the final stretch this may be something I would consider (Seeing my carbs never dropped below 200g for both of my shows/contest preps) and a nice alternative to something else you may have on a given day (whatever you use to fit your micro’s/macro’s for your calories) but all in all for those who carb cycle and do lower carb days it may suit them well (or low-carb in general) for those who thrive off carbs in their diets it may be harder to justify the price. All in all it will be personal preference in the end


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    Quest Spaghetti





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    Spaghetti


    2g Carbs/2g Fiber (Per Serving, There are 2 Servings)


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    Smell
    Upon opening the package it said there would be an aroma from the noodles sitting in the liquid prior to breaking the seal, when I did open the package I really did not smell much, just simply drained them for about 2 minutes under running cold water before I did go to cook them. No difference from the Spinach Noodles in smell.


    Texture
    Again these were very spongy/soft even when drained and cooked like the spinach. There was no real aftertaste to them, but when mixed with pasta sauce + ground up beef it came out very nice, for 16 calories i would eat it because its hard to believe a full plate of pasta is very low calorie and would be a treat if calories dip very low in a contest prep.


    Taste
    Again no after taste to these, just a very soft/spongy noodle is the best way i can describe it. Since pasta does not have much flavoring/taste to it the pasta sauce and ground beef when binded really masked the taste of a plain noodle. All in All it is very well worth the calories, the price tag may sway some people but overall its something that could be used as a "treat" now and then. it may be on the expensive side to eat them daily at 3$ a pop.


    Price
    3.39$ per container, yes it is a bit on the pricey side, but then again your buying quite a bit of pasta pre-cooked and its only 32 calories for the spinach and 16 calories for the spaghetti, pretty remarkable. I looked up the Miracle Noodles and those are around 2-3$ (location) per package. So in essence these are right on part with competition on the market (as far as those in grocery stores). So you really cant knock off much here as far as rating/points go because its competitive and unique to the market.


    Overall
    For being on a contest prep diet towards the end of the final stretch this may be something I would consider (Seeing my carbs never dropped below 200g for both of my shows/contest preps) and a nice alternative to something else you may have on a given day (whatever you use to fit your micro’s/macro’s for your calories) but all in all for those who carb cycle and do lower carb days it may suit them well (or low-carb in general) for those who thrive off carbs in their diets it may be harder to justify the price. All in all it will be personal preference in the end


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    These meals looks very healthy and by the looks of things they seem to be packed with flavor. I think I will try them out. I am trying to cut right now and I think that adding these meals to my routine could do me some good. What do you think?

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    There is 2 servings per package , can you cook half and re-store the rest?
    Confucius say...
    A ripped guy who eats a pizza, then does an hour of cardio is still ripped.
    A fat guy who eats a pizza, then does an hour of cardio is still fat.

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    Quote Originally Posted by "Mike" View Post
    There is 2 servings per package , can you cook half and re-store the rest?
    Not 100% Sure on that, but honestly its 16/32 calories, why not eat it all?
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    Quest is doing big things!
    Keep Ritch Banned. FOR-EVER.

    Un-Ban SKELETOR though, yo.

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    These things could be a life saver when you're suffering the last few weeks... Good review Bob

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