I love pasta. Is there anyone that doesn’t? In addition to it being delicious , it’s such an easy way to pull together dinner on a busy weeknight. But, we rarely eat ” regular ” pasta at home anymore. I tried a LOT of brands and different types of pastas and found ones that we really love and are much healthier options with a lot more nutrition.
Here are a few of our favorites:
1) Ancient Grains Quinoa Pasta
This one is our favorite! It actually has the taste and texture of ” regular” pasta. It’s certified Non Gmo, Certified organic, and gluten-free. Quinoa is a super grain and a good source of protein. I like this pasta with veggies , lentils/ beans , etc. I don’t use it for a red sauce.
You can get it in most grocery stores and on fresh direct. Here’s a link to where you can find it
2) Trader Joe’s Organic Brown Rice Quinoa Pastas
This is what I use for a red sauce or a meat sauce. Also a favorite in our house. Organic and gluten-free. Contains 80% quinoa/20% brown rice and that gives it a really good texture. Oh, and it’s only $2.99 for a 1 pound package.
3) trader Joe’s organic whole wheat pasta
We aren’t gluten-free so we do still eat whole wheat pasta. Before I discovered the quinoa pastas I was buying whole wheat. Believe me, I have tried every brand out there. And there a LOT of really bad ones. This one is really, really good. And it’s only $1.99 per pound. You can use this anywhere you would use traditional pasta.
4) Bionaturae Organic whole wheat pasta
Also a really great whole wheat option. Certified organic. They also make a gluten-free pasta. I find it at health food stores and some grocery stores. Here’s a link to find it where you are:
So switch up your pasta for better nutrition without sacrificing taste! It’s an easy swap that you can make for healthier eating.
What’s your favorite traditional pasta alternative?