In an effort to cater to customers’ evolving dietary preferences, Noodles & Company has begun testing its new LEANguini at select locations in Colorado, Illinois, and Ohio.
Described as the brand’s most innovative noodle to date, LEANguini was developed over the course of nearly two years by the company’s culinary team to bring fans a first-of-its-kind noodle that offers the same experience of a traditional linguini noodle including flavor, texture, and more but with fewer carbs and calories.
According to Noodles & Company, the new noodle earned its name for having 56% fewer net carbs, 30% fewer total carbs, and 44% more protein than traditional wheat noodles.
As part of the launch, Noodles & Company is testing three new dishes made with the new noodle and they’re also offering it as a substitution in any dish.
Here’s a closer look at the new fresh, made-to-order LEANguini dishes:
- LEANguini Lemon Parmesan: LEANguini noodles tossed in a new lemon parmesan sauce with roasted zucchini, Roma tomato, spinach, and topped with parmesan and parsley.
- LEANguini Fresca: LEANguini noodles tossed in balsamic vinaigrette and olive oil with roasted garlic, tomato, red onion, and spinach, all topped with parmesan cheese.
- LEANguini Shrimp Scampi: LEANguini noodles with shrimp in a light scampi sauce, roasted zucchini and Roma tomatoes, all topped with parmesan, parsley, and lemon.
As a bonus, and to encourage fans to try their new LEANguini, Noodles created the January Healthy Options Challenge, an exclusive offer for all Noodles Rewards members. Throughout the month of January, fans who opt for a noodles swap of LEANguini, Zoodles or Caulifloodles will receive double the points on their order. To take advantage of the offer, simply register to become a Noodles Rewards member at Noodles.com/rewards or download the Noodles Rewards app.
Also, take note that all three dishes may not be available in each test market.
What do you think of Noodles & Company’s new noodle? Are you interested in trying one of these LEANguini dishes out for yourself? Let us know down in the comments.