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We’ve never met a kid who doesn’t love pasta – heck, we’ve never met an adult who doesn’t love pasta – but it’s definitely an indulgent meal.

So to lighten it up without sacrificing any of the flavors, we’re substituting our traditional pasta with Barilla® Chickpea Rotini, a more nutritious alternative. The certified gluten-free pasta is made with just chickpea flour, providing a good source of plant-based protein and fiber (11 grams of protein and eight grams of fiber per serving!).

Here are five pasta recipes so tasty, your kids will never know it’s actually healthy too.

Chickpea Casarecce With Cherry Tomatoes, Broccoli & Walnuts

25 minutes of prep and cook time later, you’ll have this vegetarian-friendly dish even the pickiest eaters will love.

Chickpea Rotini With Halibut & Tomato-Basil Sauce

From the protein-packed Chickpea Rotini to the flakes of halibut, this recipe is sure to keep tummies satisfied.

ProteinPlus® Elbows Caprese Pasta Salad

Mix classic caprese ingredients with some protein-rich pasta elbows to create this heart-healthy dish.

ProteinPLUS® Elbows & Broccoli Bake

For an even bigger flavor profile, whip up a batch of this savory broccoli bake. Trust us, your kids will come begging for seconds.

ProteinPLUS® Penne With Creamy Tomato, Bacon & Fresh Basil Sauce

Have your pasta and your protein too (in just five easy steps).

xx, The FabFitFun Team