Just when you thought you had to give up pasta… you can now enjoy organic, vegan and gluten-free pasta that is loaded with protein, good carbohydrate, and fiber!

I don’t know about you but I can polish a giant bowl of pasta like nobody’s business. Preferably with pesto or spicy marinara sauce and top it off with some fresh cheese. Yum! And just about an hour later, I start to regret my decision. Sounds familiar?

Traditional white pasta is high in carbohydrate and low in protein and fiber. Which leads us to overeat because refined carbs are less satisfying than “good carbs”. The body absorbs processed grains and simple sugar relatively quickly, which lead to erratic spikes and dips in blood sugar. And about an hour or two after eating hunger returns…

What you probably didn’t know is that there is some new healthy, reinvented pasta out on the market that tastes delicious and provides the extra boost of protein and fiber. Thanks to ingredients like lentil, edamame, chickpea, black bean  – you can now enjoy guilt-free pasta!

Today, I would like to introduce this new favorite pasta brand that I discovered: Tolerant!

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Who is Tolerant?

TOLERANT is a company trying to make an impact for those who seek healthier lifestyles, have food intolerances or dietary restrictions through naturally powerful, great tasting, legume-based foods. Tolerant believe that gluten-free products should taste great and real ingredient food should be accessible to everyone.

Tolerant pasta is certified organic, gluten-free, non-GMO verified, vegan and Kosher! This month, Tolerant is launching a new chickpea pasta to its product line.

What is chickpea pasta?

Looks like pasta, feels like pasta, tastes like pasta, but unlike pasta, it is made from chickpeas.

What are legumes?

Legumes come in various forms such as beans, lentils, peas, and garbanzos. They are a seed, pod or another edible part of a leguminous plant used as food. Legumes are naturally low in sugar, high in fiber and protein as well as a good source of healthy carbohydrates.

Fun fact: about 30% of legume’s calories are from protein.

How Does Tolerant Chickpea Pasta Compare To Other Brands?

  • Certified organic, vegan and gluten-free
  • Low in sodium
  • Low in total fat
  • Higher in calcium and vitamin C
  • Cleaner ingredient list
  • No added protein
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BrandTolerantBanzaExplore Cuisine
Certified organic 
Certified vegan  
Vegan
Gluten free
Protein14g/ 3 oz14g/ 2 oz11g/2 oz
Calories281/3oz190/ 2 oz200/ 2oz
Total Fat3g/ 3 oz3.5g/ 2 oz2.5g/ 2 oz
Sodium13mg/ 3oz60 mg/ 2 oz30mg/ 2oz
Total Carb60mg/ 3oz32 mg/2 oz35 g/ 2oz
Calcium10%/3 oz4%/ 2 oz4%/ 2oz
Iron0%30%/ 2 oz15%/ 2 oz
Dietary fiber10g/ 3 oz8g/ 2oz5g/ 2oz
Vitamin C4%/ 3oz0%0%
IngredientsOrganic chickpea flour, organic white rice flourChickpea, tapicoa, pea protein, xanthan gumOrganic chickpea flour, Organic brown rice flour, Organic tapicoa starch, Organic pea protein

 

What does Tolerant offers?

Red Lentil

✅ Single ingredients: Organic Red Lentil Flour.

✅ Each 3oz serving contains: 21g of Protein and 46% Daily Fiber.

✅ 100% USDA Organic, non-GMO Project Certified.

✅ Allergen Free- Gluten Free, no soy, eggs, or dairy.

Green lentil

✅ Single ingredient: Organic green lentil flour.

✅ 100% USDA Organic, non-GMO Project Certified.

✅ Each 3oz serving contains: 21g of Protein and 46% Daily Fiber.

Black Bean

✅ Single ingredient: Organic black bean flour.

✅ 100% USDA Organic, non-GMO Project Certified.

✅ Each 3oz serving contains: 21g of Protein and 46% Daily Fiber.

Chickpea

✅ Two ingredients: Organic chickpea flour and organic white rice flour.

✅ 100% USDA Organic, non-GMO Project Certified.

✅ Each 3oz serving contains: 14g of Protein and 40% Daily Fiber.

What do I love about Tolerant pasta?

Besides the fancy certifications that Tolerant pasta have – I love that Tolerant’s chickpea pasta doesn’t contain added pea protein! I love the texture and the taste of tolerant pasta. Taste nothing like chickpea or “beany” and taste very close to traditional pasta. The texture is not mushy or too “soft” like you think it would and it has very similar texture as your whole wheat pasta.

The bottom line is, chickpea pasta is tasty, satisfying and fulfilling!

To learn how much protein you should eat daily, take the protein intake calculator!

Check out my white truffle carrot mac and cheese made with chickpea pasta!

Please note: Reviews are written based on my personal experiences and preference.

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