Lentil pasta, can it taste good? 37


The answer is yes! And wow, it is so delicious.

no boil single ingredient pasta made from lentils

Tolerant Foods has created a one of a kind pasta. They take one single organic ingredient and turn it into a fun shape that looks just like the pasta your kids are accustomed to.  I learned about Tolerant Pasta at Expo East. Tolerant Pasta organic red lentil penne is the first non semolina wheat pasta that I have ever tried. Next week I will be putting to the test Banza pasta, the pasta made out of chickpeas.

Lentil pasta is a great way to get more protein into your diet

I rarely eat pasta anymore. My kids eat it at least a few times a week.  I have really taken pasta out of my diet because I do not see much value to a bowl of white pasta. It has tons of calories, lots of carbohydrates, and very little protein or vitamins.  These alternative pastas are really game changers. When you have pasta made from healthy ingredients you might start adding pasta back in to your diet.

Why should you switch to Tolerant Pasta?

  1. Each serving of pasta has an impressive 21 grams of protein.
  2. Each serving has a full serving of vegetables and fiber (50% of the daily recommendation).
  3. Tolerant pasta is easy to prepare when you are in a rush. No need to boil it in water and then add to your vegetables.
  4. Great alternative for gluten free, vegan and kosher diets. Tolerant pasta is also organic, nonGMO and certified vegan.
  5. Perfect pre marathon meal or post workout snack, as it is full of complex carbs that will give an athlete energy.
  6. Made in the USA!
  7. Full of vitamins and minerals naturally.

Tolerant Pasta is made in three flavors: Green Lentil, Red Lentil and Black Bean.  Each kind is just a single ingredient legume based pasta alternative.  Each flavor also comes in three shapes.

The full line of Tolerant Pasta can be purchased on Amazon or in grocery stores and includes:

Green Lentil: Elbow macaroni, Penne, and Shells

Red Lentil: Mini fettuccine, Penne and Rotini

Black Bean: Mini fettuccine, Penne and Rotini

I created a quick dinner last night with the Red Lentil Penne.  If you do not want to add in veggies or a sauce, you can boil the pasta in a gallon of water for 8-10 minutes and serve plain or with sauce and parmesan, or however you like to eat your pasta.  I skipped the boil the pasta in water step and it came out perfect.

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