Flavored (like spinach or tomato)
What it's made of: Don't let the mention of vegetables fool you. Even though a tiny amount of veggies are added to these white or whole wheat pastas for color, it's not actually enough to make a difference nutritionally.
Who should eat it: If you can tolerate gluten and crave the slightly veg-like taste, eating flavored pasta is fine. But pick a whole wheat version—and don't fool yourself into thinking that you're actually getting a serving of vegetables.
Good to know: If you decide to buy, check the label first. Some flavored pastas contain food dye to make their color more vibrant, says Swift.
One to try: Hodgson Mill Whole Wheat Spinach Spaghetti ( )