September 19th, 2017

Noodle Knockout

FACTOR-IN/FACTOR-OUT™

We’ve scoured supermarkets and restaurants to find healthy FFactor™ approved food swaps for high-calorie favorites. Now you can satisfy your cravings without sabotaging your waistline.*

Break the fast, not the scale!

The Jewish holidays are approaching fast, which means heaping plates of Bubby’s best dishes—along with the Jewish guilt you’re going to get whether you eat it or not—await. Brisket, schnitzel, matzo ball soup, and of course, noodle kugel. Your health-conscious aunt may have made grandma’s sacred kugel recipe with yolk-free noodles this year (naturally she hasn’t let you forget it!), but before you go back for seconds, keep in mind that “yolk-free” does not mean calorie-free, or carb-free. In fact, just one serving of yolk-free egg noodles clocks in at 41g of carbs—that’s more carbohydrates than 2 Krispy Kreme donuts! And in case you weren’t paying attention, that’s just one of the ingredients in kugel… 

With that being said, it is a holiday, and it’d be cruel to suggest you skip all the good stuff. Instead, lighten the load with a better-for-you option: Banza’s Rotini. The chickpea-based pasta cooks, tastes like, and looks just like the real thing, with just one difference, it’s nutritionally superior. Banza’s rotini has 22% less carbohydrates than Manischweitz’s egg noodles, and enough fiber and protein to really fill you up and keep you feeling full. How full? Swap egg noodles out for Banza in your recipe you’ve upped the fiber count by 300%! Not all in? Swap even half the egg noodles out for Banza in your recipe and you’re still up an extra 3g fiber and 3g protein per serving.

Last but not least, Banza is gluten-free! Gluten-free pasta that’s not stripped of all it’s fiber?! Talk about a mitzvah! Jewish New Year or not, this swap is a smart one. Shana tova!

THIS PRODUCT IS A STEP 2 FOOD. 

TO JOURNAL THIS PRODUCT: Banza Rotini – 41g carbohydrate, 8g fiber

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