Go for whole-grain noodles or specially formulated lower-carbohydrate pasta marketed to people with diabetes. And eat your pasta like the Italians do: al dente. Studies show that eating firmer noodles slows the release of glucose, preventing a blood sugar spike.
Stick to marinara sauce or veggies and your meal will be healthy and satisfying! Love spaghetti and meatballs? Think of pasta as an accompaniment to turkey meatballs, rather than the centerpiece of the meal, and limit the pasta portion to ½ cup.
Tip: Got leftover cooked pasta? Freeze it! Portion it into single-size servings; when you’re short on time, just reheat in the microwave for a portion-controlled meal that tastes just as great the second time around.