Whether you’re preparing a traditional Italian pasta dish or an Asian-fusion stir fry or noodle bowl, stock up your pantry with our top picks:
In Search of the Perfect Pasta?
Noodles are often found in the most delicious comfort food recipes, but we don’t always want to take in empty carbs and gluten. Here, you can find plant-based pastas and gluten-free noodles that may soon become your new favorite foods.
Top Noodle Brands
Our best noodle brands care about making every meal as healthy and hearty as possible. Learn more about what goes into — and stays out of — their pasta products:
Many of Lotus Foods’ noodles and noodle soups are free of GMOs, cholesterol, and added salt and sugar, preservatives, and artificial dyes. Their rice-based offerings are suited to gluten-free, vegetarian, and vegan diets.
A family-owned business, Miracle Noodle offers plenty of shirataki-based pastas without GMOs, added salt, cholesterol, or soy ingredients.
Looking for some new noodle ideas to speed up the prep time and nutritional value of each meal? Take a look at our best-loved noodles and top pasta picks:
Sea Tangle Noodle Company Kelp Noodles
Kelp noodles are a delicious low-carb, gluten-free alternative to other pastas — and they don’t need to be cooked! Just rinse them off, toss a serving in with your favorite toppings, and enjoy.
Explore Cuisine Organic Green Lentil Lasagne
Transform your traditional lasagna recipe into a plant protein power-meal with this flavorful, lentil- and pea-based pasta. No need to boil; these noodles are oven-ready.
Healthy Salt-Free Noodles
Stick to a low-sodium diet with these flavorful pasta picks:
Thrive Market Wonder Noodles, Shirataki Spinach Fettuccine
Pack some extra veggies into your pasta bowl with this healthy, gluten-free spinach shirataki noodles. They’re perfect for slurping up with any flavorful sauces and soups.
Lotus Foods Forbidden Pad Thai Rice Noodles
Add a little drama to your dinner plate with these inky-black noodles, made from 100% organic black and brown rice flour. Perfect for pad thai, they’re quick to prepare and easy to enjoy.
Cholesterol-Free Rice Noodles
Keep your cholesterol levels down with these healthy, highly rated rice noodles:
Lotus Foods Gluten-Free Millet & Brown Rice Ramen with Miso Soup
Created with sustainably farmed brown rice and millet, these low-sodium, gluten-free ramen noodles cook up in just four minutes for a quick and healthy meal.
Healthy Noodle Know-How
Want more noodle knowledge? Check out our blog for recipes and nutrition tips:
Why You Should Cook with Kelp Noodles
Kelp noodles are transparent, jelly-like Japanese noodles that offer loads of calcium, iron, and fiber. Learn more about why and how to prepare kelp noodles with our handy list of recipes.
Do You Know the 3 Macronutrients Your Body Needs?
Carbs sometimes get kicked around as being “bad” for us, when, in fact, they’re one of the three essential macronutrients our systems need to stay healthy. Learn more about the value they offer in our overview of carbohydrates.
How to Work Good Carbs Into Your Meal Plan
All carbs aren’t created equal. Check out our guide to find out where they come from, which carbohydrate sources offer a more complete nutritional package, and which are lacking.