Save Calories by Choosing This Type of Pasta

Penne with tomato sauce, spaghetti and meatballs, spinach lasagna, spirals with pesto ¡ª there’s something magical about sitting down to a big, comforting bowl. With so many healthy ways to enjoy pasta, there’s no need to swear off this food for good. While whole-wheat pasta is a popular choice, it’s not the only healthy option. Check out this pasta comparison.

Here’s the nutritional info for half a cup of dry pasta.

Pasta Calories Total Fat (g) Carbs (g) Fiber (g) Sugars (g) Protein (g)

Bean and quinoa (2 oz.)1901357112Corn1871.141.65.8¡ª3.9Durum semolina (Plain)156.631.41.3.75.5Kamut210.819315Kamut and quinoa210240528Kamut and buckwheat105.819.52.51.54.5Quinoa and corn (2 oz.)205146404Rice (2 oz.)192340.54.114.1Rye206045.48.216.2Soba (buckwheat; 2 oz.)192.442.53.71.18.2Spelt210241517Spelt and buckwheat210241426Whole wheat183.739.44.4¡ª7.7Whole wheat egg (2 oz.)2203395110

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