If you love spaghetti, noodle soups, mac & cheese, and other refined carbohydrates, you may enjoy these yummy unrefined pastas that aren’t stripped of their essential vitamins
- Soba noodles. These Japanese noodles are made from buckwheat flour. They are heart healthy and rich in nutrients like fiber, iron, and thiamine. Soba noodles can be enjoyed
as part of a stir fry or in a soup.
- Whole wheat noodles. Whole wheat noodles are rich in nutrients. To ensure you are getting the right kind of pasta, opt for ones that list the whole grain as the first ingredient. These noodles can be used with tomato sauce or any other dish you would make standard pasta with.
- Brown rice and quinoa pasta. Whole-grain brown rice and/or quinoa pasta is another great low-carb option. These noodles are rich in fiber, iron, zinc, and thiamine. They can be used in the same way whole-wheat noodles can be — with tomato, cream or any other preferred sauces.
- Black bean noodles. These noodles are made from black beans and water only! They are packed with protein and can be made into a traditional pasta dish, salad or stir-fry.
These healthier options can be exciting and even mimic the things we are used to. Try these alternatives, and you may be pleasantly surprised!