The Dish On Black Bean Noodles

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What is it:

Black bean noodles are made entirely of black beans and water.

 

Health benefits:

Black bean noodles are a healthy, gluten-free alternative to regular noodles. Black bean pasta is great for digestion, heart health, and lowering cholesterol levels because it is a natural source of fiber. This pasta has almost eight times the amount of protein and iron as regular pasta. Black bean pasta has about 100 more calories per serving than regular pasta; but remember, these are good calories coming from protein rather than empty calories that come from simple carbs in flour-based noodles. When it comes to pasta, black bean noodles top our list!

 

How to prepare:

You cook these black noodles just like regular noodles! Boil them in water until the noodles are medium firm.

 

How to pair:

Black bean pasta tastes great with a fresh pomodoro sauce, classic pesto, or spicy curry sauce. For a very healthy meal, just top this pasta with a dash of olive oil and steamed vegetables.

 

Where to buy:

These noodles can be purchased at your local health foods store or you can buy them online.