Protein Pasta vs. Regular Pasta: A Comparison

A high protein pasta bake made with lupin pasta in a white casserole dish with fresh basil.

Protein pasta vs. regular pasta, what's the difference?

When it comes to choosing pasta, we know there's a lot to consider these days. Stroll down the pasta aisle at almost any grocery store and you're sure to notice the "pastabilities" are nearly endless.

You'll find chickpea pasta, black bean pastas, veggie pasta, whole-grain pasta, lentil pasta, brown rice pasta, regular wheat pasta, the list goes on and on.

With so many kinds of pasta available, how does one choose? And if you're looking for a pasta with high protein, which one is the best?

When looking at protein pasta vs. regular pasta, we're breaking down the differences to help you make a good choice for your health and taste buds.

The Differences

Protein Pasta vs. Regular Pasta

It goes without saying that protein pasta has a higher amount of protein per serving, but did you know that its nutritional value doesn't stop there?

A serving of high protein pasta also offers fiber, fewer carbs and more nutrients than its wheat counterpart. It's an especially great option for vegetarian and plant-based eaters who are looking to widen their range of protein sources.

Traditional wheat pasta typically contains less protein, less fiber and a higher carb load than protein pastas. And if you have celiac disease, a gluten intolerance or you're simply trying to keep your intake of complex carbohydrates to a minimum, traditional pasta (yes, even whole-wheat pasta) isn't your friend.

Full disclosure- we're pretty partial to our lupini bean pasta. The reason is in the macros. 

About Kaizen Pasta

Made with lupin flour, a low-carb and high-protein wheat flour alternative, our pasta packs a protein punch!

Lupin flour is a legume flour made with ground lupini beans, a wonderful plant-based protein with amazing health benefits. This ancient superfood is the main ingredient in all Kaizen pastas.

The nutritional content in each serving size of our lupini pasta speaks for itself: they are high in fiber and protein, and low in carbohydrates and sugar. In fact, Kaizen pasta offers almost double the protein of chickpea pasta and nearly triple the protein of traditional pasta.

Each serving of Kaizen lupini pasta contains 20 grams of protein, 15 grams of fiber and only 6 grams net carbs

Our pastas are gluten free, grain free, low carb, keto and plant-based diet friendly. Oh, and did we mention it tastes like the real deal? The pastabilities really are endless!

Kaizen vs. The Other Guys

Now that you know our high-protein pasta checks all the boxes, here's a look at how it holds up to others. 

The numbers are clear- Kaizen pasta is the better choice.

Our lupini bean pasta has the most protein per two-ounce serving compared to the other guys, including pasta made with red lentils, chickpeas, whole grains and brown rice.

And unlike other protein pastas, our pasta is low in carbs so it won't spike your blood sugar levels.

All around, Kaizen's lupini pasta offers you a great way to enjoy your favorite pasta dishes and reach your macro goals.

It's high protein pasta for the ultimate pasta lover! 

High-Protein Pasta Recipes

Looking for recipe inspiration? Try out these tasty high-protein pasta recipes that will fuel you up.

  • Feta Air Fryer Pasta Bake is a low-carb and high-protein spin on the viral feta baked pasta, made completely in the air fryer! Roasted tomatoes, olive oil and creamy feta cheese create an irresistible tomato sauce packed with flavor.
  • One Pot Garlic Parmesan pasta is an excellent choice if you're looking for a truly easy high-protein pasta recipe! A cheesy and garlicky white pasta sauce coats any variety of Kaizen lupini pasta. For extra protein, top it with sliced grilled chicken.
  • Keto Million Dollar Pasta is meaty, cheesy and downright dreamy. It truly tastes like a million bucks!

About Lupini

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