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Green Bean Pasta

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Hey there! I found this “pasta” made from green beans. I’m not currently doing a Whole30, but would this be appropriate for when I do? The ingredients are compliant, but I’m wondering if it is still in the spirit of the Whole30. Thanks!

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I'm going to say no (though a moderator may come in and say otherwise). This isn't the same as spiral slicing a zucchini or sweet potato to make "noodles". I don't even know what kind of a process needs to take place to turn a green bean into that spaghetti.

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Pasta substitutes (like shirataki noodles) are not compliant with the program even though the ingredients are. However - zoodling a zucchini or using spaghetti squash is a suitable pasta substitute because it's just a vegetable or a way of cutting a vegetable. I guess I'd want to know what this product is? If it's just a bunch of dehydrated beans that you rehydrate, then sure, go for it. If it's actually the beans processed in some way (maybe dried and then powdered, mixed with water to make dough and then extruded) then I would say no.

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Thank you both!! I kind of figured it would be off limits for an official Whole30. In the meantime, though, it’s been a nice substitute for pasta made with grains, which currently give me hives. 

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Definitely a better option for grain-based pasta if you already know that grains mess with you! 

I've also made "pasta" with that bagged broccoli slaw mix you can get in the produce section of the grocery store. It's a nice change from zoodles sometimes and yummy with a hearty meat sauce.

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