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Simple Truth Organic Gluten Free Shells & Cheese Red Lentil & Quinoa Pasta -- 6 oz


Simple Truth Organic Gluten Free Shells & Cheese Red Lentil & Quinoa Pasta
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Simple Truth Organic Gluten Free Shells & Cheese Red Lentil & Quinoa Pasta -- 6 oz

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Simple Truth Organic Gluten Free Shells & Cheese Red Lentil & Quinoa Pasta Description

  • Organically Grown
  • Supergrains
  • 13g of Protein Per Serving
  • Gluten Free
  • Non-GMO
  • USDA Organic

Red Lentil & Quinoa Pasta in a Creamy Cheddar Cheese Sauce. Boil Only 3 to 4 Minutes for a Perfectly Textured Pasta


Directions

For perfectly textured pasta boil only 3 to 4 minutes.
Add pasta to 5 to 6 cups boiling water. Cook only 3 to 4 minutes, stirring occasionally. Do not overcook. Drain: Do not rinse. Return to pan. Squeeze cheese sauce over hot pasta. Stir until blended. Refrigerate any leftovers.
Free Of
GMOs, gluten.

*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 2.5 oz (71 g) About 1 Cup Prepared
Servings per Container: 2.5
Amount Per Serving% Daily Value
Calories230
Total Fat6 g8%
   Saturated Fat4 g205
   Trans Fat0 g
Cholesterol15 mg5%
Sodium570 mg25%
Total Carbohydrate27 g10%
   Dietary Fiber2 g7%
   Total Sugars2 g
    Includes Added Sugars0 g0%
Protein13 g26%
Vitamin D0 mcg0%
Calcium113 mg8%
Iron3 mg15%
Potassium25 mg0%
Other Ingredients: Organic red lentil & quinoa shells: organic red lentil flour, organic quinoa flour, mild cheddar cheese sauce: organic cheddar cheese (pasteurized organic milk, cheese culture, salt, enzymes), water, organic butter (pasteurized organic sweet cream, salt), organic maltodextrin, sodium phosphate, organic non-fat dry milk, organic soybean oil, contains 2% or less of: salt, organic natural flavors, colors added (organic fruit juice [organic pumpkin, organic apple], organic annatto extract), lactic acid, xanthan gum, organic guar gum.
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