Banza Chickpea Pasta Mac & Cheese
Protein per 2.5-ounce serving: 18 grams
With twice the protein and four times the fiber of the leading blue box brand, Banza’s spankin’ new chickpea-based mac and cheese might just be the only comfort food on the market that can help your muscles grow. It is a touch high in sodium (620 – 720 mg/2.5 oz.), so if you’re worried about high blood pressure or bloat, stick with the brand’s plain noodles, which are made with a blend of chickpeas, tapioca, and pea protein—and pack 14 grams of protein per serving. They taste great mixed with pesto, sautéed tomatoes and chicken for an even bigger protein payoff.
Nutrition info: 250-300 calories, 7-12 g fat, 36 g carbs
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