Gal Gadot's New Pasta Line Is Inspired By Her Childhood Obsession

The comic book and Hollywood movie character Wonder Woman has certain advantages over the rest of us. After all, she was fashioned out of clay and then brought to life by Greek gods, who also gave her extraordinary strength, speed, and courage (via Entertainment Weekly). Actor Gal Gadot certainly looked the part in the title role of the recent "Wonder Woman" movies, but she is still a mere mortal. She needs to work at staying healthy, like the rest of us. While preparing for her role in "Wonder Woman 1984," according to Women's Health, Gadot hit the gym for an hour every day and primarily ate meals that balanced complex carbohydrates, protein, and healthy fats, with a lot of vegetables. In those days, pasta was considered a "treat meal." In a more recent Gadot diet tell-all, published in Shape in June, Gadot said, "I'm all about the Mediterranean diet" — a lot of whole foods such as fruits, veggies, and some meats, with moderate amounts of pasta allowed, too, per another Shape article.

If after reading about Gadot's food habits you suspected she had a fondness for pasta, you may be right. She and her husband just announced a new food line (via People), and it has nothing to do with brown rice or broccoli. Gadot has created a new boxed mac and cheese.

Gal Gadot has come out with a healthier mac and cheese

Gal Gadot and husband Jaron Varsano decided to create a new brand of macaroni and cheese, called Goodles, to realize one of Gadot's childhood food obsessions, according to People. As Gadot told the magazine, the actor born and raised in Israel loved the American convenience food so much that her aunt and uncle from the U.S. would bring it by the bagful on visits. But Gadot holds no illusions about ordinary mac and cheese's nutritional value, and Goodles is different from most other brands.

"Mac and cheese is delicious, but it is really bad for you so I was always looking for a better and healthier alternative," she said. That's why Goodles is made with vegetables including kale, spinach, and mushrooms, and each serving packs a respectable 6 grams of fiber and 14 grams of protein — healthy enough that Gadot might have some after her upcoming "Wonder Woman 3" workouts.

Goodles mac and cheese comes in four flavors with fun names: Cheddy Mac, Twist My Parm (asiago and parmesan cheese with spiral noodles), Shella Good (shell noodles with white cheddar cheese), and Mover & Shaker, inspired by cacio e pepe (a spaghetti made with black pepper and Romano cheese, per Serious Eats).

Goodles sounds like the perfect marriage of Gadot's two roles: superhero and mom. As she told People, "Becoming a woman who cares about what I consume and as a mother of three, I care about what I feed my family."