Are you ready to hear about a gluten free product so tasty, so unique, so healthy and so rich in protein; you’ll forget about what good old wheat pasta tastes like?
Tolerant Foods brand new single ingredient gluten free pastas is just that. Made from non-GMO organic black beans or red lentils, their rotini, penne, and fettuccine noodles offer off-the-charts nutrition in a bowl of very flavorful pasta.
Each bowl of Tolerant legume pasta offers a whole lot of protein. The pastas have 400% more protein than any competing product on the market. With 21-22 grams of protein and 13-15 grams of fiber per serving, Tolerant is a powerhouse meal, and will up the nutritional profile of any meal you pair them with.
Each cup of Tolerant legumes equals 1 cup of vegetables, providing you with many vitamins and minerals, and contains only 6 (red lentil) or 10 (black beans) grams of sugar. The red lentil penne tasted different than ‘regular’ pasta; it had a richer flavor, more like whole grain, something I haven’t had in a while! The pasta was denser than your average gluten free pasta that is made from rice and/or corn. And, it did not get mushy like many other gluten free pastas do. We really enjoyed both the texture and the rich flavor.
The cooking instructions say 8-10 minutes, but we cooked it for 12 minutes and there were a few pieces of penne that did not cook through. This was our only complaint— the pasta did not cook evenly. Some pieces were cooked perfectly while others were still hard.
I highly recommend trying Tolerant’s pastas and I know I will be adding these into my diet. The pastas are a fantastic way to sneak iron, fiber, protein, vitamins and minerals into your next gluten free dinner.
Tolerant’s legume pasta is made in a gluten free and nut free facility. Because Tolerant products are made from a single ingredient, they provide an excellent option for people dealing with any of the top 8 food allergies (eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, seafood, fish, soy, wheat, and dairy), not just those with Celiac or gluten intolerance. The pastas are also certified kosher and vegan.
You can order Tolerant pasta online here. (Buy in bulk, you will pay less per box if you do that!) I also just got word that Tolerant pasta will soon be available at select Whole Foods locations!
Disclaimer: I received these products for free to sample and review for my blog. I was not paid for my review and all opinions are my own.