This table provides a quick overview of the nutritional content of each low carb pasta product at Coles and whether it is suitable for a keto diet.
|Low Carb Pasta Product||Nutritional Content (per 100g)||Suitable for Keto?|
|Vetta Smart Protein Penne||Calories: 343 Kcal Protein: 24.9g Fats: 2.2g Net Carbs: 40.5g Fiber: 10g||Not strictly keto|
|San Remo Pasta Pro Protein Penne||Energy: 1480 kJ Protein: 30.1g Fats: 2.4g Net Carbs: 42.8g Fiber: 6.2g||Not strictly keto|
|Coles Zucchini Noodles||Calories: 20.82 kcal Protein: 1.8g Fats: 0.40g Net Carbs: 0.42g Fiber: 1.38g||Yes|
|Slendier Pasta||Energy: 35kJ Protein: <1g Fats: <1g Net Carbs: <1g Fiber: 3.9g||Strictly keto|
|Slendier Edamame Bean Organic Pasta||Energy: 480kJ Protein: 14.8g Fats: 2.9g Net Carbs: 2.3g Fiber: 7.1g||Strictly keto|
Please note that the “Suitable for Keto?” column indicates whether each pasta is strictly suitable for a keto diet or not. Some products may have higher net carbs and may not be ideal for strict keto followers, but they can be consumed in moderation by those on a non-strict keto diet.
Imagine this: You’ve had a long day, and you want (scratch that, need) something delicious and comforting to re-energize you. And you know precisely just what you need—a hearty bowl of pasta! As you’re about to prepare your favorite spaghetti recipe, it hits you—you’re on a keto diet.
Unfortunately, you can’t eat pasta on a keto diet.
Well, that’s what you think.
Surprise: you can now eat pasta on a keto diet.
But there’s a catch: it must be the right pasta type. What kind of pasta are we talking about? A low-carb pasta, of course!
That’s not all.
We’ve got even better news: there is low carb pasta at Coles! So what low-carb pasta can you buy at Coles? Check our list below!
Understanding Low Carb Pasta
Low carb pasta is specially crafted to contain fewer carbohydrates than regular pasta. Instead of traditional wheat flour, it incorporates alternative flours like almond flour, coconut flour, or legume-based flours. The best part? Low carb pasta offers a guilt-free indulgence for those following low-carb or keto diets.
Types of Low Carb Pasta
With Coles, you have a wide array of low carb pasta options to choose from. Explore the nutty flavor of almond flour pasta, the refreshing zoodles made from spiralized zucchini, or the protein-packed chickpea pasta. Feeling adventurous? Try the distinctive black bean spaghetti!
Coles and Low Carb Pasta
Coles understands the growing demand for health-conscious products, and that’s why they’ve curated a selection of top-notch low carb pasta options from reputable brands. They’ve even launched their own line of affordable and high-quality low carb pasta products, making it accessible to all.
5 Best COLES Low Carb Pasta For Keto Dieter
Heads up! All the products we’ll share with you are low-carb pasta. However, they may not necessarily be strictly keto.
Keto Tip: That’s why it’s crucial that you watch out for your portions and always monitor your carbohydrate intake.
Don’t worry because we’ve got all the information you need below!
1. Vetta Smart Protein Penne
Ingredients: Australian durum wheat semolina, wheat gluten, and oat fibre
- Calories: 343 Kcal
- Protein: 24.9g
- Fats: 2.2g
- Net Carbs: 40.5g
- Fibre: 10g
Vetta Smart Protein Penne is developed to deliver twice the protein and 25% fewer carbohydrates you can get from other types of pasta.
But here’s the most surprising thing. The company claims it still has the same great taste you know and love about its pasta offerings.
Vetta was rated as the best dried pasta in Australia by Canstar Blue in 2020, so that’s quite a big claim! (*)
- This is a great pasta option for vegetarians, made mostly from plant-based ingredients.
- The formulation is also available in spiral form!
The thing to Consider:
- Since it contains a whooping amount of 40.5 grams net carbs per 100g serving, you must minimize your consumption of this pasta.
2. San Remo Pasta Pro Protein Penne Pasta
Ingredients: Gluten, Wheat Germ, Durum Wheat Semolina, Oat Fibre, Spelt Flour, and Barley Flour
- Energy: 1480 kJ
- Protein: 30.1g
- Fats: 2.4g
- Net Carbs: 42.8g
- Fibre: 6.2g
Like Vetta Smart Protein Pasta, the San Remo pasta contains 25% fewer carbs than the regular pastas on the market. The best part is that it contains high amounts of proteins that you can’t find in other protein pastas.
Because of this, the San Remo Pro Protein Pasta was given the Product of the Year award in the pasta and rice category in 2021. (*)
- This is a vegan-friendly pasta.
The thing to Consider:
- Since it contains flour, this pasta is not strictly keto.
3. Coles Zucchini Noodles
Ingredient: 100% Australian Zucchini
- Calorie: 20.82 kcal
- Protein: 1.8g
- Fats: 0.40 g
- Net Carbs: 0.42g
- Fibre: 1.38g
Surprise: Coles have their line of keto pasta, and it’s no other than zucchini noodles or zoodles.
To be honest, there’s not much to say about this since it only has one ingredient. Just zucchini and nothing more!
But the best part is its only ingredient is packed with lots of nutrients and health benefits. (*)
This is one of the keto pasta options with the lowest net carbs and calorie content which is a big plus for people who wish to lose weight.
- This is a great pasta alternative for vegans and vegetarians.
4. Slendier Pasta
Ingredients: Konjac Flour and Purified Water
- Energy: 35kJ
- Protein: less than 1g
- Fats: less than 1g
- Net Carbs: less than 1g
- Fibre: 3.9g
Made with flour derived from the konjac vegetable, this pasta is low in carbs and calories.
Aside from being low carb, it’s also plant-based and free from dairy, soy, and gluten.
This one is the easiest to prepare among the other pastas on this list. All you need to do is rinse and heat then you’re good to go.
- Slendier Pasta comes in two types—Angel Hair and Spaghetti Style.
Thing to Consider:
- Since it uses Konjac flour, this pasta alternative is strictly keto. (*)
5. Slendier Edamame Bean Organic Pasta
Ingredients: Organic Edamame (Soybean) Flour and Water
- Energy: 480kj
- Protein: 14.8g
- Fats: 2.9g
- Net Carbs: 2.3g
- Fibre: 7.1g
And yes, the last low-carb pasta at Coles is also from Slendier.
Since this pasta is made from soybean, it can provide you with all the nutrients and benefits you can get from edamame. (*)
That’s not all. Its high protein and Fibre content will keep you feeling full for longer.
Lastly, it’s made of purely organic ingredients, so it’s not just better for your health but the environment as well. (*)
- You can get this in two types—Fettuccine and Spaghetti Style.
Things to Consider:
- Compared to the other pastas on this list, the Slendier Bean Pasta has the smallest serving—only 50g.
The nutritional content mentioned is for 2 servings (100g), so you can minimize your carbohydrate intake even more if you consume only 1 serving.
- It contains soybean, which is considered a common allergen.
But please remember that not all products on the list are strictly keto.
If you’re on a strict keto diet, you should avoid the Vetta and San Remo products. On the other hand, people on a non-strict keto diet can consume the said brands but only in moderation.
Remember, making informed dietary choices is essential for your overall well-being. Consult with a healthcare professional or a registered dietitian for personalized advice. Enjoy your low carb pasta journey and savor every delicious bite!