What is NuPasta? “It is is a gluten-free, low-carb, 25 calorie, and high-fibre pasta. Pre-cooked, and prepared in 1 minute!”
My friend Jon was able to provide me with three packs of this low-calorie pasta! I got to try out the spaghetti, angel hair, and fettuccine pasta versions! 😀
NuPasta is made with a combination of konjac flour and soy flour (non-GMO). Konjac flour contains glucomannan fibers which can hold a large amount of water in a gel form which is then shaped into pasta. So, as a result, NuPasta contains 95% water and 5% fiber in its final pasta-like form and there is no need for the calorie-rich starch found in traditional pasta (info from their website). NuPasta is really innovative and perfect for people who like to eat pasta but don’t like the high-calorie content that comes with the starchy and carby food.
I didn’t know what konjac flour was until I got to taste it when making the NuPasta. Have you ever had those “white knots” (“wu see” in Cantonese) to boil in a Chinese hot pot restaurant? They resemble noodles but are shaped into a knot and when you eat them, it’s very chewy and firm. This is exactly what NuPasta tastes like!
I followed the instructions on the box when preparing my first dish of NuPasta and it is a very simple process. All you have to do is drain the water from the NuPasta, rinse it under water, and heat it up in a pan with spaghetti sauce.
I got some garlic & alfredo sauce and tomato sauce from Walmart (free shipping!) and mixed it with the first pack of the NuPasta. I threw in a bit of black pepper and it was done in about a minute’s time. It was so fast!
The texture of the NuPasta is chewy and firm. It was really good and a really light meal! You don’t feel overfull after eating the portion at all!
Over the next couple of weeks, I also tried out the angel hair and fettuccine versions of NuPasta. I really liked the angel hair version! The fettuccine version was pretty good too.
It is currently available in select stores across Canada! You can check their website to see where they are currently available too. 🙂
Thank you, Jon, for providing me with these packs of NuPasta for me to try!! It was a pleasure to taste and try out such an innovative pasta that can help so many people lose or maintain weight and eat more organic, gluten-free, low-calorie, and high fibre ‘pasta’! I can’t wait to see this take off! 🙂
FTC Disclaimer: Although Jon reached out and provided me with complimentary packs to review NuPasta, the opinions expressed here represent my own and not those of the company.