Creamy Pasta with Asparagus and Arugula (Dairy + Gluten Free!) Print 1 LikeDislike By Hannah Aylward Did we hear dairy-free, gluten-free, creamy, protein-packed pasta? Yes, that’s right. Packed with veggies and protein, this pasta is the ultimate combination of everything you could need.This recipe features ingredients with huge health benefits. Cauliflower and arugula are both cruciferous vegetables, which have been shown to help protect cells from DNA damage, help inactivate carcinogens and inhibit tumor blood vessel formation and tumor cell migration. Asparagus is a natural diuretic, and packed with both fiber and vitamin K.The star of this recipe though: red lentils. Red lentils contain a significant amount of fiber, folate, a nutrient that can aid weight loss efforts, and thiamine, a vitamin that helps the body convert carbs into fuel. A serving of red lentil pasta can contain as much as 19 grams of protein. This combination of fiber and protein means a smaller amount with leave you happy, satisfied and full until dinner. You can have your pasta and eat it too.