I eat PASTA just about every week. And I love it!
Pasta made from chickpeas, lentils, and other beans is my favorite because it has about 2x more protein and 3x more fiber compared to traditional pasta…
190 cals, 13g protein, 6g fiber per cup cooked
210 cals, 7g protein, 2g fiber per cup cooked
Since bean/lentil pasta is loaded with plant protein, you don’t have to add any extra protein like chicken or meat sauce. All you need to do is add veggies & flavor. Easy!
4 Ways To Eat Pasta!
1. Spinach Artichoke
+ spinach, artichokes
+ parmesan cheese
Pro-tip: Use frozen or jarred/canned artichokes.
2. Vegan Cheese & Greens
+ vegan parmesan, black pepper
Pro-tip: Make vegan parm… In a food processor or blender, pulse 1/2 cup walnuts + 4 tablespoons nutritional yeast until it’s parm texture.
3. Thai Peanut
+ steamed broccoli
+ peanut butter, coconut aminos, chili sauce (like sriracha)
Pro-tip: Use this 3-ingredient peanut sauce as a veggie dip or in stir-fries.
4. Tahini Cauliflower
+ roasted cauliflower
+ tahini, lemon
Pro-tip: Tahini and lemon also make an awesome salad dressing.