Since finding healthy and nutritious options can be a challenge when you’re on the road, especially if you have dietary restrictions like being gluten-free, use these ideas to make smart choices.
You can meet your energy fueling needs with these gluten free carbohydrate recommendations.
Noodles and Company allergen menu
Noodles and Company has an allergen friendly menu and also offers a variety of delicious gluten-free options that are perfect for athletes.
As with any gluten free dietary restriction, always let the food preparer know about your dietary restrictions and ask them to change gloves and take extra precautions.
Additionally, there is a high likelihood for cross contamination as stated on their disclaimer.
Best gluten free Noodles and Company menu items for fueling
Here are some of the best gluten-free Noodles and Company option that will help you power through your practices and games.
1. Pad Thai with Shrimp
If you’re looking for a dish that’s packed with protein, the Pad Thai with Shrimp is a great option. This dish features gluten-free rice noodles, shrimp, eggs, green onions, bean sprouts and crushed peanuts, all tossed in a sweet and savory sauce.
It’s a great source of carbohydrates, protein and healthy fats, making it an ideal meal for athletes.
2. Pasta fresca with gluten-free pipette
The pasta fresca is a light and healthy option with balsamic vinaigrette, olive oil, roasted garlic, red onion, tomato, spinach and parmesan. You can customize the order to make it with gluten free pipette noodles.
Add grilled chicken to add protein to round out your performance plate.
3. Make your own pasta bowl.
You can customize a bowl of gluten free pipette noodles and add your favorite vegetables and grilled chicken or shrimp. Top with marinara or gluten free fresca sauce.
4. Caesar salad with grilled chicken and Gluten-Free pipette
Try the caesar salad with grilled chicken and add gluten-free pipette to boost carbohydrates since otherwise it’s too low in carbs. This meal meets the game day athlete plate-carbohydrate rich gluten free, moderate protein and color (salad).
This salad features gluten-free romaine lettuce, grilled chicken, Parmesan cheese, and gluten-free pipette noodles, all tossed in a light gluten free Caesar dressing. It’s a great source of carbohydrates and protein, making it a great recovery meal option.
5. Kids Meals
The kids meals section of the menu is perfect for athletes who want a smaller portion size. However, no gluten free options are listed.
You can ask to make your meal gluten free with gluten-free pipette noodles and marinara sauce or butter and Parmesan cheese. Add a side of broccoli for an anti inflammatory boost and grilled chicken for protein.
Gluten free Noodles and Company ingredients
The Noodles and Company ingredients statement provides a thorough description of all ingredients in any menu item. The list below is adapted from the ingredient statement, but you should review for yourself and make sure to ask questions at the restaurant.
Gluten free pasta
- Gluten free pipette noodles
- Rice noodles
Gluten free proteins
- Grilled chicken
- Grilled shrimp
Gluten free vegetables and fruits
- Broccoli slaw
- Diced apples
- Kalamata olives
- Roasted mushroom
- Roasted zucchini
- Tuscan greens and kale lettuce blend
- Zucchini noodles
Gluten free sauces and dressings
- Basil pesto cream sauce
- BBQ sauce
- Buffalo sauce
- Caesar dressing
- Cheese sauce
- Cotija cheese dressing
- Fresca sauce
- Marinara sauce
- Med dressing
- Pad thai sauce
Rosa cream sauce
Final thoughts on gluten free eating at Noodles and Company
Noodles and Company offers a variety of gluten-free options for those with dietary restrictions. With gluten free noodles and sauces, as well as protein-packed dishes and lighter options, there are plenty of menu items to choose from.
Be sure to review the most up-to-date menu and check with the restaurant staff to ensure that your meal is gluten-free.
With the variety of gluten-free options available, you can enjoy a satisfying and delicious meal at Noodles and Company without compromising your dietary needs.
And check out our blog post for more ideas on healthy options at Noodles and Company.
Steph Magill, MS, RD, CD, FAND has over 22 years of experience in public health and nutrition. As a performance registered dietitian nutritionist, Stephanie specializes in sports nutrition and provides simple and actionable information so that athletes can be well fueled for high performance on and off the field. Stephanie has a Master’s Degree in Nutrition and is a Fellow of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.