Gluten Free “Healthy” Pasta?

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YES PEOPLE!! It is possible. "Healthy" pasta. AND pasta that is gluten free!! I LOVE my brown rice pasta, in moderation of course. 😉 Brown rice pasta (I'm a fan of Lunderberg's brand) is a great complex carbohydrate. The only ingredient is brown rice. I love this simple dish for quick dinners for just me, myself, and I or even for feeding a group or the whole family. It's simple and you get all that you need in one bowl. There are so many ways to get creative with this basic "Lazy" Pasta dish, so please share your creative additions in the comments! I can't wait to try some of your suggestion. Remember, even though Brown Rice Pasta is a "healthy" way to do pasta, still eat in moderation. But like I always tell my clients, "when in doubt, just add more greens". So when you're filling up your bowl use a proper serving size of the pasta, but add all of the greens you want! Cheers.  

Tenley's Lazy Pasta

This is a recipe that I give to all of my clients. It's a must have. It's easy. It's delicious. It's healthy. AND it's kid, husband, and boyfriend approved! I've even shown up at parties with this one. 😉 It's kind of like eating a salad, but everyone feels like they're having a pasta dish!


I have never measured ingredients on this recipe as it’s always something I just “throw” together. It’s that easy!

  • Brown Rice Pasta (Lundberg’s is my favorite brand)
  • Organic Chicken cooked and cut into bite sizes or shredded (You can use other proteins as well: shrimp, tempeh, etc.)
  • Chopped Garlic (I use tons, so this is up to you!)
  • Organic Fresh Spinach- LOTS!!
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Himalayan Pink Salt (Sea salt will do)
  • Red Chili flakes –optional for added flavor and heat



You can make a single serving of this lazy pasta dish for yourself or make a large serving for a whole family!

Single Serving: Add a serving size of your cooked brown rice pasta to a bowl, add a couple cups of spinach, add your protein, and then dress with olive oil, garlic, himalayan pink salt, and your chili flakes if you choose to add “heat”.

Feeding a Family or more than 1: Cook whole box of brown rice. Add cooked brown rice to a large serving bowl, add a whole bag or two of spinach to the bowl, add a couple servings of your protein. Drizzle with Olive Oil, sprinkle with Himalayan Pink Salt, add your garlic, and toss all together. I recommend keeping the Chili Flakes on the side, just in case someone in the group you are feeding isn’t a fan.

Super easy and getting a complex carb, a immune fighter (garlic), Greens, a healthy fat (olive oil), Protein, and some good mineral balancing properties (Himalayan pink salt).

Get even more creative with this dish and share with me some of your additions in the comments below!! 

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Comments (1)

  • Victoria ONeil


    Here’s a Greek pasta salad I created.
    1 cup cooked pasta.
    1 cup cherry tomatoes halved or quartered
    1 cup chopped artichoke hearts
    1 cup diced sweet onion
    1/2 cup chopped Kalamata olives
    2 or 3 chopped Pepperconi peppers
    1/2 cup feta cheese (optional)
    Garlic powder and ground pepper to taste
    Gently toss all ingredients in a large bowl
    Whisk together 1 Tbsp Olive oil and 1/2 – 3/4 tsp red wine vinegar.
    Drizzle over salad and gently toss.
    Taste best if you chill at least 2 he before serving.


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