Best Low Carb Pasta To Include In Your Diet

Best Low Carb Pasta To Include In Your Diet
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If you love pasta but are trying to stay away from too many carbs, there is a solution! Nowadays, there are many alternatives no matter what diet you may want to follow, which makes it a lot easier to still enjoy all kinds of dishes, all while being health conscious.
That being said, you’ll be pleased to know that you can find loads of brands producing low-carb pasta for your enjoyment.
These products are actually made from raw vegetables and cut to look just like pasta – some of them even being super close in taste as well! Of course, if you cook it right, you might find yourself enjoying the alternatives just as much if not even more than classic pasta.
So make sure you read the instructions really well and play around with the recipe until it suits your taste perfectly.
Of course, the sauces you use play a big role when it comes to nutritional value in your dishes.

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This means that no matter how healthy the pasta you purchase is, at the end of the day, if the other ingredients you add to it are fatty and heavy, or in excess, the benefits won’t be nearly as noticeable.
But let’s focus on just the noodle part of pasta making first and you’ll soon figure out the rest on your own as well. So how do you choose a low carb pasta and know it’s good for you as well as delicious?
Well, the most basic step is to check out the ingredients list, but you might still not be able to determine what each and every one of the ingredients mentioned means and if they’re bad for you or not.
Ideally, however, the fewer ingredients, the healthier it is! Usually, one or two main ingredients, such as lentil or chickpeas flour, is the norm.
Something else to consider is the nutritional facts.  As opposed to regular pasta, these low carb alternatives contain a lot of fiber which is obviously very good for you.
The ideal is at least six grams of fiber per serving so look out for that.
Of course, there are so many other small but important things to consider when looking for the perfect low carb pasta but to make it even easier for you, we have compiled a list of some of the best brands on the market.
Each product contains some basic information on what they have to offer so feel free to read about each of them and hopefully find a couple you’re intrigued enough to try out for the first time.
Keep in mind that they are featured in no particular order, so either one could be the best for your particular taste pallet and dietary situation.

Great Low Carb Bread Company Low Carb Pasta


The first product has no more than 100 calories, 1 gram of fat and 7 grams of carbs in each recommended serving.
This pasta alternative contains wheat as well but still manages to be really low in carbs and high in protein (12 grams per serving.)
If you really love pasta, this is a great choice since not many such alternatives get so close in taste to the real deal while also having less than 10 grams of carbs per serving.
The rotini shape makes it perfect for pasta salads as well as pesto pasta but there are other classic shapes available such as Spaghetti, Penne, and more!
It contains Pea Protein isolate, oat fiber, wheat fiber, egg whites, wheat gluten and semolina.

Explore Cuisine Edamame Spaghetti


This pasta alternative can be used to make some delicious but healthy Asian-inspired dishes.
It contains no less than 13 grams of fiber and 24 grams of protein per serving and only one main ingredient – organic edamame bean flour.

Trader Joe’s Organic Black Bean Rotini


One serving of this organic black bean rotini contains 200 calories, 1.5 grams of fat, 0 grams of saturated fat, 0 mg sodium, 35 grams of carbs, 15 grams of fiber, 2 grams of sugar and 14 grams of protein.
It is made with only one main ingredient – organic black bean flour!

Nün Pasta Fusilli Made With Chickpea & Seaweed


A serving of this pasta alternative contains 182 calories, 1.2 grams of fat, 0 grams of saturated fat, 195 mg sodium, 35.2 grams of carbs, 4 grams of fiber, <1 gram of sugar and 7.6 grams of protein.
It is a great middle ground between regular pasta and low carb alternatives so if you love the real deal, this is another great option.
It is made with a blend of durum wheat semolina, chickpea flour, and ground up Chilean seaweed.
This company also sustainably harvests their seaweed from Chilean coastal communities, which means that they care a lot about the environment and the community.

Barilla Red Lentil Penne


Barilla’s red lentil penne has only one main ingredient – red lentil flour.
As a bonus, its orange hue is actually really pretty, making the dish even more delicious-looking than classic penne.
This way, your dish will look vibrant while also being packed with nutrients!

Capello’s Almond Flour Fettuccine


This brand contains no grains, gluten, dairy, or soy, making it safe to eat for pretty much everyone, no matter your dietary restrictions.
It is almond flour based and rich in healthy fats as well as satiating.
All you need to do is add some tomatoes, garlic, spinach and basil and you’ll have a great tasting, healthy alternative to classic fettuccine.

Tolerant Organic Green Lentil Elbows Pasta


It contains no less than 25 grams of protein so it’s super good for you as it’s made from only one ingredient. The product is gluten free and vegan.
That being said, if you also enjoy the taste of black bean pasta, this is the product for you!

ThinSlim Foods Impastable Low Carb Fettuccine Pasta


One serving of this dish contains no more than 65 calories, 5 grams of fat and 8 grams of carbs. If you are on a ketogenic diet, try out this option, and you’ll be able to keep enjoying fettuccine alfredo.

It is soy free, and shirataki free, but also super low in carbs and calories, all the while being packed with fiber.
The best thing about this specific product, however, it’s that it is, in fact, actual pasta!
However, what makes it so healthy is the fact that, instead of starch, which is usually in traditional pasta, it contains fiber and protein as replacements!
So if you want real pasta that is also healthy and are not a big fan of veggie or imitation noodles, make sure you try this one out.
It is made with natural, high quality ingredients and tastes amazing! And with such nutritional profile, it simply cannot be beaten!

IsoPasta Fitness Protein Pasta


Another pasta that contains a lot of protein, the one from IsoPasta is specifically made to meet the needs of those passionate about their fitness but who still enjoy eating a variety of delicious food.
One serving contains 170 calories, 1.5 grams of fat, and 7 grams of carbs.
Furthermore, this pasta is a little chewier, so if you enjoy that kind of texture, this is a great choice.
Just keep in mind that it does have gluten and wheat as opposed to many other products on this list so if you want to avoid those, this might not be your ideal pasta.
On the other hand, it contains no less than 30 grams of protein and scores really low on the glycemic index, meaning that you can eat it even if you are diabetic.
Another plus is that it comes with a recipe book so you’ll have no more excuses when it comes to cooking healthy at home from now on.

Miracle Noodle Shirataki Angel Hair


If you’re looking for a pasta dish with a really low calorie and no carb intake, these noodles, which are made from the Japanese konjac plant, are ideal for you!
Just keep in mind that they are mostly water so you might find yourself hungry again pretty quickly! Of course, this also means that you can eat a lot of them at one time and you’ll still be able to drop the pounds if that is your goal.

It’s Skinny Pasta


Another low calorie option, these are pretty similar to the previous product but they are fettuccine shaped so you can make more of a variety of pasta dishes this way.
Aside from that, they only contain 10 calories per serving and no fat or carbs. The name of this pasta says it all!
All you need to do to make sure you’ll enjoy them is rinse them under cold water for a couple of seconds to get rid of the odor that sometimes comes with konjac noodles.


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Anna Daniels

Anna is an avid blogger with an educational background in medicine and mental health. She is a generalist with many other interests including nutrition, women's health, astronomy and photography. In her free time from work and writing, Anna enjoys nature walks, reading, and listening to jazz and classical music.

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