3 Healthy Noodle Alternatives to Pasta

If you are crazy about eating pasta, then these foods are especially for you. Pasta products are indeed very delicious and sweet, but most of them are also some of the unhealthiest foods on the planet. First invented by the Italians, today they are made from wheat into different foods like pizza, spaghetti’s and macaroni, but with most of their nutritional contents removed.

Noodles on the other hand are also made from wheat, but not from pasta. First an Asian delicacy, it quickly spread throughout the world. They contain proteins, fiber, vitamins, potassium and sodium, that build bones and body structures and help to repair and defend the body from diseases. Each variety has its own concentration of nutrients and minerals that build the body, including the following three.

1. Shirataki noodles

This particular noodle is found under the Noodle, Miracle Noodle, House Brands’ Tofu Shirataki and Smart Noodle brands. These are particularly good for those who want to lose weight, as they contain no carbohydrates, no fat, no soy and no calories literally.They are only made from water and soluble fiber and hence will not be appropriate for everyone, but only for those who wish to lose weight. What is more, this noodles does taste and feel like pasta when prepared.

2. Ronzoni smart taste

Ronzoni Smart Taste noodle sold under the same brand name, also tastes and feels just like pasta, but has more than two times the fiber content and contains vitamin D. Vitamin D is a very important nutrient for bones to grow properly, making this food a great food to feed to your children.

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3. Barilla protein plus

This food could possibly be the healthiest pasta alternative. It contains a very high amount of proteins making this food a must feed for your children, from the extra foods added to it like flaxseed, barley, legumes, egg whites and spelt, that also add antioxidants and minerals to the noodle also. All these and it still tastes like pasta, with a substantial amount of fiber present and 190 calories from a serving weighing two ounce.

There are also other different varieties offered by the company containing different concentrations, minerals and nutrients.

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