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I miss eating regular pasta. In my pre-celiac disease days, I could down an entire bowl of spaghetti or noodles in one sitting, indulging like nobody’s business.
Unfortunately, as I get older, eating an entire bowl of pasta would turn me into a larger than life person – literally! Plus, as someone with celiac disease, I know eating a whole bowl of gluten-free rice pasta is a less than satisfying experience anyway. Most gluten-free 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. No. Instead, today, we can find gluten-free noodles 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 gluten-free pasta alternatives.
And good news! 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 Alternatives
Explore Cuisine Bean Noodles:
Explore Cuisine makes wonderful black bean, adzuki bean, mung bean, chickpea and edamame noodles. They have a soft, noodle-like texture and mimic spaghetti noodles well.
Top them with whatever sauce your heart desires – (perhaps an avocado pesto topping?) – they take on the taste of the seasoning and you won’t even know you’re eating bean noodles.
Banza makes its gluten-free noodles from chickpeas. That’s right, little chickpeas are packed in these delicious gluten-free noodles.
Banza noodles have a great texture and taste like regular noodles to me, albeit, a little more chewy. This brand is in heavy rotation in my house and I highly recommend trying it for yourself. I simply coated Banza noodles and a piece of salmon in pesto sauce. Yum!
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.
You must rinse them well to rid them of odors and, once you top them with your favorite sauce, you won’t smell a thing. Miracle Noodles contain zero calories and zero carbs – can’t beat that! Get ’em online here.
Tolerant makes a line of gluten-free pastas made exclusively from lentils. They’re pretty good and worth trying for yourself.
These fiber-rich gluten-free noodles will fill up your belly – so maybe don’t eat an entire bowl in one sitting. Regardless, they are definitely worth adding to your grocery list.
Sea Tangle kelp noodles 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.)
And Don’t Forget…
For an even healthier noodle alternative, enjoy zoodles, or spiralized zucchini noodles, or spaghetti squash. You can’t beat the opportunity to load up on fresh vegetables – and they’re fun to eat when they look like noodles!
There you have it – five truly awesome gluten-free pasta alternative brands. Let me know if you try any of them and what you think!