That Barilla Plus pasta is the shit! 17g of protein per serving, 7g fiber, 360mg of Omega-3s, you can’t beat the stuff. [/quote]
I’m right there with you. I’ve recently started using that specific pasta for my whole food meal after my PWO shake. I honestly just load as much as I can onto a plate, throw some organic marinara on top, and have some cottage cheese on the side.
I know most wouldn’t suggest the cottage cheese, but I’ve experimented with different protein sources for my whole food meal and cottage cheese has worked best for me.
Anyways, sorry to hijack the thread. Personally, I only eat whole-wheat pasta or any other starchy carb post-workout unless I’m bulking. My insulin sensitivity isn’t great, so I stick with fruits and veggies the rest of the day. Experiment with it and see what works for you.
However, if you’re bulking, be more liberal with your carb choices. I’m currently bulking, so I haven’t been quite as strict with starchy carbs as compared to cutting/maintenance phases and it is really paying off. As long as you’re active, you’re not going to put on a ton of fat. Besides, you’ll be able to drop it when you cut. Sorry for the ramble.