Those of us who are conscious about their waistline know for a fact that generous plates of pasta are a no-go. This is particularly relevant to white pasta. Since this is made from processed carbohydrates it is stripped off its fibre and other nutrients, leading to spikes in blood sugar upon consumption. As you may be aware this can easily lead to fat gains. The most common processed carbohydrate is wheat flour, so you might as well watch out for it on the ingredients list.
So does this mean that it’s all doom and gloom for the pasta lovers?
Certainly not. In fact not all pasta is made the same.
There are various healthier alternatives to white pasta, the ones typically made from wholegrain ingredients. Unlike wheat flour, such ingredients do not trigger strong fluctuations in blood sugar levels; a critical fact to keep in mind when it comes to living healthy.
Enter the Mirror Friendly Pasta…
The base ingredients of this hearty plate is indeed a whole grain. In fact we have used spelt pasta. Other healthy pasta alternatives would be quinoa, kamut or buckwheat pasta.
The following ingredients were used to make 2 portions of Mirror Friendly pasta:
– 70g spelt pasta (uncooked weight)
– 200g zucchini
– 150g broccoli
– 20g peanut butter (one heaped tablespoon)
– 8g honey (one teaspoon)
– 15g olive oil (one tablespoon)
– 1 egg
–200g chicken breast (uncooked weight)
Step by step instructions in preparing the Mirror Friendly pasta:
1) Cook spelt pasta in boiling water.
2) Chop zucchini, broccoli and chicken into thin slices/pieces.
3) Pour olive oil on pan, heat it up and add zucchini and broccoli slices. Cook until you obtain desired firmness.
4) Add chicken and spices. Cook until chicken is well done.
5) Mix peanut butter and honey in a separate bowl. Pour it on the vegetables and chicken.
6) Continue cooking for a few minutes. Add egg and cook it for another 2 minutes. Enjoy!
The nutritional values for 1 portion of Mirror Friendly pasta are as follows:
Calories: 458 kcal
of which fibre: 7g
of which sugar: 9g
Fats: 18g (Note: no trans fats in here)
To fitness with love,