Are you working hard to lose weight? This doesn’t mean you have to cut out pasta completely from your dieting plan!
Bean Pasta is all the rage these days…why?
New and innovative products are NOT hard to come by, especially with the whole world on a gluten free craze – it makes for some exciting finds at the grocery store!
At Spectrum Nutrition Vancouver, our nutritionists are only looking for products that follow our guidelines to a healthy diet, and will help our clients stay full longer, while keeping them on track with their diet plan.
Today’s product of choice is bean pasta! Companies now are making pasta from beans instead of grains! This is actually not at all new – I remember eating bean pasta about 12 years ago, but nobody was going gluten free back then and the products were pulled from the shelves. Now, there are all sorts of options to choose from to add into your diet plan!
Beans are actually the protein part of the plate, but I find if you eat this type of pasta in the right proportions with vegetables – you can get away with calling it both the protein *and* the starch part of the plate! Lose weight while eating pasta, very convenient and tasty!
There are many companies embarking on this trend at the moment, but one brand in particular that sticks out to me is Tolerant Foods:
Tolerant makes a Red Lentil as well as a Black Bean Pasta that comes as Penne, Rotini or ‘Mini Fettuccine’ (I’m still not sure what that means!)….both types are absolutely delicious and the texture…we’ll you’d never know you weren’t eating regular old wheat pasta.
Other Brands you can pick up locally:
There are of course other brands of bean pasta that you can pick up locally in Vancouver. Have a Costco Membership? They sell a HUGE box of black bean spaghetti. The texture is a little coarser and flavor is a little more ‘beany’ than the Tolerant Foods brand, however it’s WAY more economical and it goes perfectly with out diet plan friendly Soba Soup recipe, check out our recipe here: Japanese Soba Soup