Continuing on the chickpea trend, let’s talk chickpea pasta. Everyone loves a nice comforting bowl of noodles, but this pasta packs just a little more protein and nutrients and only has four ingredients, while still giving you that pasta pleasure!
This food is rated as a yellow dot, healthy balance in our food rating system due to following healthy qualities that are known to promote positive health and wellbeing if consumed as a part of a healthy diet.
- Moderate in calories per serving
- Healthy balance of fat
- Healthy balance of saturated fat
- Contain zero trans fat.
- Healthy balance of sodium
- Healthy balance of total carbohydrates
- Healthy balance of fiber
- Healthy balance of added sugars
- Healthy balance of protein
- Great source of iron
- Good source of potassium
- Healthy balance of food additives
- No artificial flavor or color
Be aware that this food is not a significant source of Calcium or vitamin D. Make sure you get these nutrients from your diet from other healthy food sources. As well as getting outside to get vitamin D from sunlight.
Chickpea pasta can be a great way to add a little extra protein to your meal, especially if you are looking for a plant based option. Mix in some veggies and your favorite sauce for a well balanced meal. However, be mindful of the ingredients when choosing a chickpea pasta some can add many unnecessary ingredients. Above is Banza pasta which only has 4 ingredients and is a great option to add to your pantry! This brand comes in many different pasta styles, the options are endless.
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Disclaimer: Food Coach Recommendations: This food may be incorporated into your diet but should be consumed with caution to be in balance with your daily caloric and nutrients need. No one food is perfect so you need to include foods from all food groups on a general healthy diet (whole grains, whole fruits, vegetables, lean meats, eggs, fish, beans, legumes, lentils and low fat dairy) with minimally added sugar, fat, salt and other food additives. Purchase our Medical Nutrition Therapy for the nutrition plan that is right for you! Use this coupon ( MNT20 ) to receive 20% off the services.