Food For Thought — April 16, 2019 at 11:05 am

Cooking Healthy at Home with POW! Protein Pasta



Confession: I very rarely eat pasta. I know, I know, it’s everyone’s guilty pleasure, but when I hone in on Italian carbs, it’s usually in the form of pizza. And it’s not because I don’t like it — I love pasta. But I leave it to the professionals when it comes to cooking. But not anymore!

I love indulging in a delicious past a dish when I’m out at a good Italian restaurant, but I can count on one hand the amount of times I’ve cooked it for myself. When I’m home, I like to eat healthy and pasta doesn’t usually fall into that category. But I just might be making it a lot more now that I’ve discovered Ancient Harvest’s POW! Chickpea Elbows. Relatively new to their protein pasta line, this new addition packs a whopping 21 grams of plant-based protein in each serving, plus 8 grams of fiber. The days of eating starchy pasta are behind us with this new, healthy alternative.


I recently cooked up a batch, along with broccoli and cauliflower and topped it with my favorite Rao’s Marinara and ate it up all week long. It’s similar in flavor and texture to a whole wheat pasta, but tastier. Plus, it’s gluten-free, non-GMO, kosher, organic and lower in sugar, sodium and fat than most competitive brands. There’s now no reason you can’t indulge in a healthier way right at home.


(Additional products in Ancient Harvest’s POW! Protein line include Green Lentil Penne, Red Lentil Rotini, Green Lentil Spaghetti and Red Lentil Linguini, as well as POW! Mac & Cheese flavors Mild Cheddar Elbows, Sharp Cheddar Shells and White Cheddar Shells.)

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