A friend of mine recommended whole wheat-based noodles as a healthier alternative to normal noodles, and unfortunately, I actually bought some of the darned things at the store.
You may have a different experience. I am an extremely picky eater, and I am most picky about texture. So please don’t be afraid to try whole wheat-based noodles.
The noodles I bought were absolutely horrible. They had a creepy, nutty taste to them that overtook both the cheese and the marinara I poured over the noodles, but the worst thing was the texture. The wheaty noodles started out feeling like normal noodles, but quickly degraded into mealy, horrible bits of grit. It was not pleasant.
After choking down a bowlful of the stuff, I gave up on the healthier noodles and tossed the rest. While low-fat cottage cheese, low-fat cream cheese, skim milk, and lean hamburger are good substitutes for their originals, I would use caution in substituting whole wheat noodles for the normal kind in a recipe.
Maybe I should have tried them with butter instead of a red sauce. Anyone else have a different experience with whole wheat-based noodles?
Edit: Added the word “whole” in a bunch of times to better distinguish the brown nasty noodles from the normal kind, which are also made of wheat. Thanks, commenter!