A gluten-free diet can be something you can follow for life, but what is life without pasta? Regular pasta is made with wheat, which is a definite non-starter on a gluten-free diet. Does that mean you can’t have spaghetti and meatballs, fettuccine alfredo, or lasagna ever again? Of course not!
All you have to do is choose gluten-free alternatives to regular pasta whenever you want to eat pasta. They are made from different ingredients, and can have nutritional benefits such as being low in carbs, low in calories, or high in protein. Best of all, they are delicious in your favorite recipes! Here is an overview of the wide selection of pastas that Netrition has in stock. Give them a try to find your favorites!
Soybean and Bean-Based Gluten-Free Protein Pasta
How can you make gluten-free pasta? Why not start with something that’s not a grain, such as beans? Beans and soybeans are naturally gluten-free, plus they’re healthy. They are high in protein and fiber, and lower in carbs than starchy wheat.
Netrition has Gluten-Free Protein Pasta with ingredients such as black beans, chickpeas, soybeans, edamame (green soybeans), lentils, and mung beans. You can cook these pastas in boiling water according to the package instructions, and then use them in your favorite pasta dishes. They come in shapes such as spaghetti, fettucini, and lasagna noodles.
Hearts of Palm, Shirataki, and Kelp Low-Carb Pasta
Who knew there were so many naturally low-carb foods that you can use in pasta recipes and enjoy so much? Hearts of palm, shirataki or konjac root, and kelp noodles are naturally low-calorie and low-carb. You can just rinse them and then use them in recipes instead of wheat-based pasta. They are great in salads, such as kelp noodle salad with peanut sauce and ginger, or shirataki rice salad with feta cheese, chopped zucchini and tomatoes, and fresh oregano. They can also go into soups and hot dishes that are gluten-free and low in carbs and calories.
Preparing Pasta with Gluten-Free Ingredients
Once you have your Gluten-Free Pasta, how do you prepare and serve it so that it’s still gluten-free when it gets to the table? There are tons of gluten-free ingredients you can use. These are some examples.
- Gluten-Free Pasta Sauce, such as Marinara Sauce, Alfredo Sauce, or Kale Tomato Basil Sauce.
- A source of protein, such as shrimp, chicken, salmon, turkey meatballs made with oats, or tofu.
- Vegetables, such as diced tomatoes or sliced mushrooms.
- Olive oil, garlic, and Italian herbs.
- Parmesan, ricotta, mozzarella, or another kind of cheese.
Gluten-free pasta comes in different shapes and types, and there is sure to be a version that suits your tastes and your diet. Try all of our brands to find the ones that are best for you, and rest easy knowing you can always have pasta, even on a gluten-free diet.