In case you haven't read about quinoa before, it is a healthy grain that has a very high protein content (contains all 9 essential amino acids), and is high in magnesium (good for your muscles and your blood pressure), fiber, and manganese and copper (two antioxidants that help keep your body healthy).
Quinoa pasta tastes just like whole wheat pasta. It is great when paired with your favorite tomato sauce or you can even make a low calorie Fettuccine Alfredo (will post a recipe within a few days). Each 2 ounce portion of the "Ancient Quinoa Harvest" Quinoa linguine pasta (57g dry which you can measure on your favorite food scale) contains 205 calories, 1 gram of fat, 4 grams of fiber, and 4 grams of protein (as well as 9% of your daily RDP of Iron, 10% of Thiamine, and 8% of Riboflavin). One serving is only 3 weight watchers points (who says you can't eat pasta on a diet!), and is quite filling. The pasta is also low sodium and gluten free.
I found this pasta at Whole Foods, but I've seen all sorts of "healthier" pastas turning up in all sorts of grocery stores including Safeway and Trader Joe's.
What is your favorite kind of pasta?