I recently spotted boxes of new gluten-free pastas at my local grocery store. The whimsical packaging caught my eye, and the single ingredient list piqued my interest. The brand is called Tolerant and the gluten-free pastas are made exclusively from non-GMO, certified organic legumes. In full disclosure, the company sent me several boxes of its unique pastas to try. All opinions are my own. I also include an affiliate link in case you want more information on where to buy Tolerant products.
My journey to discover new and exciting gluten-free pastas has taken me all over the map. I have written about 5 Amazing Gluten-Free, Low-Carb Noodle Alternatives in the past (my top post ever!). I have featured gluten-free black bean noodles, gluten-free edamame noodles, zucchini noodles, gluten-free chickpea noodles, gluten-free rice ramen noodles and Miracle Noodles. I guess you could call me a bit of a gluten-free pasta addict. I’m always on a search for awesome gluten-free pastas and low carb pasta alternatives.
So when I spotted Tolerant brand gluten-free pastas on store shelves, I knew I had to give them a try. Tolerant’s wide selection of gluten-free pastas are made exclusively from legumes. That’s right – legumes! Legumes are actually a fruit – they come in the form of beans, lentils, peas and garbanzos.
Tolerant noodles are certified gluten-free and completely allergen-free. On top of it all, they are PACKED with serious nutrition too. Each serving is high in protein (21 grams per serving!), high in iron (50% of your daily intake), and high in fiber (11 grams!). Eating a bowl of these noodles will give you a wonderfully balanced and nutritious meal! If you’re diabetic, you should pay attention to these noodles. They are low glycemic, which means they won’t spike your blood sugar like traditional noodles do.
As you’ll see below, I decided these gluten-free noodles were so protein-packed and nutrient dense that there was no need to add any meat. We are a meat-addicted country and could all stand to eat a little less animal protein in our diets. Tolerant pastas offer an amazing way to do just that while still feeling full and completely satisfied.
A few tips:
- When cooking this gluten-free pasta, test them at eight and then at 10 minutes too – maybe even a bit longer. I recommend making sure they are nice and soft before taking them out of the water, as they do have a bite to them. While they mimic the look of noodles, the texture is a quite different. Not bad, just different. More denser and chewier.
- I personally enjoyed these wonderful gluten-free noodles, but I regret how many I ate in one sitting! My tummy was so full after eating a small bowl (and I was quite gassy too). The fiber was perhaps a little too much for my already sensitive gut. I will enjoy them in moderation next time.
- If you can’t find Tolerant gluten-free pastas at your grocery store, or just want some now, order them on Amazon.
Overall, I recommend you give this fun, gluten-free pasta a try. It’s always a blessing to support those companies that are making healthy and nutritious foods for us gluten-free folk, and Tolerant does a great job meeting this need and giving us something we can feel great about eating.
To celebrate these wonderful gluten-free lentil noodles, please try my Gluten-Free Italian Penne Pasta Salad recipe below. I served it slightly warm and topped with parmesan cheese. Yum!