Prepackaged pastas aren’t usually much to write about.
But the Whole Wheat Three Cheese Tortellini from Buitoni is a fabulous fiber find with flavor to boot.
The first ingredient – whole durum wheat – is a whole grain responsible for the 6g fiber per serving. Durum wheat is the hardest of all wheats, is high in protein, and is used to make pasta.
I found the Buitoni WW pasta product in the refrigerated aisle at Target. A 9 oz package (2 1/2 servings) runs you $3.99 and nets:
- 300 calories
- 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat)
- 500 mg sodium
- 6 g fiber
- 16 g protein
Like all packaged foods, this tortellini is higher in sodium than a homemade whole foods version would be. However, if you’re not into making your own whole wheat pasta, then this is a pretty delicious alternative…if you can keep from eating the whole package in one sitting!