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Vegan/Vegetarian Products You Love and Recommend Trying!

Discussion in 'Vegetarian Diet Forum' started by Marie 2, Jul 10, 2019.

  1. VioletFoxtrot

    VioletFoxtrot Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I quite like the Barilla red lentil and chickpea pastas, but then, I've never met a pasta I didn't like. :)

    More Australian pasta info...

    The Slendier one is 14.7% protein and 3.4% carb (there are black bean and soy bean varieties as well as edamame).

    Vetta also do high protein pasta that tastes just like the regular kind, if a little more al dente, and that's 24.9% protein and 50.5% carb. They also have a high fibre variety.

    Coles Wellness Road has three Asian-style noodles. Brown, black or red rice with chia. They are delicious, but much lower protein - around 8% and 70% carb. I find they don't spike my BGL like regular rice noodles, so I have them occasionally. They also do two risoni/orzo type pastas that they market as a higher protein rice substitute - one lentil, pea cauliflower, and the other lentil, pea, sweet potato. They're 22.5% protein and 56.5% carb.

    Being a big lover of Asian food, I also use soba, bean thread and sweet potato noodles, but only in small amounts, and Doongara rice is a low GI sub for jasmine rice. When I make sushi I use half sushi rice and half red quinoa which holds together well and is also really pretty!
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  2. Beating-My-Betes

    Beating-My-Betes · Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the detailed answer. Seems Australia is ahead of Spain when it comes to such products. Perhaps I should look into sourcing them from a larger city, or online. Barilla is a brand that I have access to, but I've not seen their non-wheat pastas on the shelves.

    I think that, at least for the moment, that I need to use lentil pasta in the same way I'd use lentils i.e as a protein source that'll accompany the 'normal' stuff. If I account the differences in cooking times, it should be quite easy to get a hearty mea out of one boiling pan.

    And thanks for the ideas Asian-themed ideas. I bought a sushi kit, a while back, but still haven't got around to experimenting. Sweet potato noodles is definitely something I'd want to try, though. MMMM!!

    Thanks, again :)
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  3. ALtsMagent

    ALtsMagent · Member

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    Great thread, thank you for your suggestions.:happy:
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