I received a sample pack filled with 12 different flavored protein bars, 2 packs of their peanut butter cups, as well as 2 of their pastas. They were all awesome -but today, I want to focus on the pasta because I was truly amazed!
The pasta is gluten free AND low CARB! Plus it has only 3 ingredients! No JOKE! And it is actually really good! The Quest Nutrition Pasta comes in 2 different styles, spaghetti and fettuccine.
I bet you are wondering how they make LOW CALORIE, LOW CARB, GLUTEN FREE PASTA...right?!?!?
It is actually made from Konjac root (Glucomannan). Konjac root has been eaten for hundreds of years in many Asian countries and is revered for its hunger reducing properties. So these noodles are super healthy?
But are they good?
Okay, honesty card is out....at first, I was SCARED! The pasta is packed in an alkaline water and if you have never smelled that before....it smells like seafood! I am an extreme vegetarian so this was an instant turnoff. LUCKILY the good people over at Quest have noted this on the package and even have a funny video on their website about it! So...I rinsed the pasta and the sea smell was GONE!
They actually taste pretty darn good! I used them to make a vegetable lo-mein. I flash boiled them for about a minute and I was good to go!
Would I recommend the pasta?I certainly would. I know that the pasta may not be certified organic but for those focusing more on the low carb or gluten free side of diets...it is certainly one of the best alternatives that I have tried!
Check out some of their amazing Gluten-free snack bars!
This post was not paid for in any way by Quest Nutrition. They did provide complimentary samples but in no way influenced nor asked for favorable reviews!