I miss eating regular pasta. In my pre-Celiac days, I could down an entire bowl of spaghetti or noodles in one sitting, indulging like nobody’s business. Unfortunately, as I near 40, eating an entire bowl of pasta would turn me into a larger than life person – literally! Plus, as someone with Celiac disease, you know eating a whole bowl of gluten-free rice pasta is a less than satisfying experience anyway. Most GF noodles are lifeless and not worth the calories at all.
So if you are a noodle junkie like me, and want to eat a big bowl of noodles, you’ll enjoy experimenting with these exciting gluten-free pasta alternative brands. No longer are gluten-free pastas made solely from grains like rice, corn, quinoa, etc. Instead, today, we are finding gluten-free noodles to be packed with beans, chickpeas and sea vegetables. I know, crazy, right?!?
So get your gluten-free noodle fix with these low-carb, low-glycemic, and nutrient dense options. Yes, you can eat the entire bowl without gaining a hundred pounds! Goodbye meaningless calories, hello delicious big bowl of pasta!
5 Tasty Gluten-Free Pasta Alternative Brands:
Explore Asian Bean Noodles: Explore Asian makes wonderful black bean, adzuki bean, mung bean and edamame noodles. They have a soft, noodle-like texture and mimic spaghetti noodles well. Top them with whatever sauce your heart desires – they take on the taste of the seasoning and you won’t even know you’re eating bean noodles!
Banza: Banza makes its gluten-free noodles from chickpeas. That’s right, little chickpeas are packed in these delicious noodles! Banza noodles have a great texture and taste like regular noodles to me! This brand is in heavy rotation in my house and I highly recommend trying it for yourself!
Miracle Noodles: I enjoy eating Miracle Noodles from time to time. They are made from shirataki (which is a konjac yam – looks like tofu) and are so squishy and fun to eat. Just rinse them well to rid of odors and top them with your favorite sauce. These contain zero calories and zero carbs – can’t beat that!
Tolerant Foods: Tolerant makes a line of gluten-free pastas made exclusively from lentils. They’re pretty good and worth trying for yourself! They will fill up your belly – so maybe don’t eat an entire bowl right away. Try a little at a time and stop when you’re full. Definitely worth adding to your grocery list.
Kelp Noodles: Sea Tangle kelp noodles (affiliate link) are made from mineral filled sea kelp and are naturally low in carbs and calories. (I’m in the process of testing these – stay tuned.)
If all else fails, simply invest in a Veggetii or zucchini spiralizer and enjoy eating noodles that required no processing or packaging. These are straight-from-the-earth good for you noodles.
There you have it – five truly awesome gluten-free pasta alternative brands. Let me know how your experiment went! If you know of other GF pasta brands for me to try, please send me a note at email@example.com.