I love pasta. I really do. Here are my personal views on it…I don’t think that normal wheat pasta is necessarily bad for us…I just don’t think it’s so good for us either. It doesn’t add much to our diets in terms of vitamins and nutrients. It just sort of tastes yummy and fills us up but doesn’t do much more than that. And that is where red lentil pasta is different from the rest because it actually is good for us and contributes important vitamins and nutrients to our diet!
Red lentil pasta is made out of just one simple ingredient: organic red lentils. That’s it. And lentils are a great source of vegan protein. It tastes very similar to the regular wheat pastas we’re used to. I have been using Tolerant® Organic Red Lentil Rotini and listen to all these healthy facts about it:
- High protein, iron & fiber
- Low glycemic index
- Full of essential vitamins
- Good source of energy
All that goodness is wrapped up into delicious little noodles. And, this pasta has 21 grams of protein per one 3 ounce serving. That’s right TWENTY-ONE grams! And one of the coolest things about this pasta is that it’s a great “meat” replacement in that you’re getting all the good stuff meat can offer, like protein and iron, but with none of the bad stuff meat has in it either, like high cholesterol, synthetic hormones, antibiotics, etc.
Now pasta can be a great, healthy, nutrient-rich choice. Add some red sauce and veggies and you’ve got a healthy meal right there. And I’ve been making it lately with Regal Vegan All Natural Superfood Pesto. The pesto is made out of kale, parsley, basil, nuts and other healthy ingredients. And of course it’s dairy free too.
Got any other great food items in your cupboard that you think I should know about? Leave a comment and let me know!