Craving for sinfully, cheesy pasta is something we all can’t get rid of. But if you are a health freak and don’t want to give up the Italian delight, we will provide the perfect twist to turn cheesy pasta into a healthy option. All you need is the right low-calorie recipes and a little direction on the most nutritious ways to cook pasta. Mink Foodie presents tips to cook pasta in a healthy way:
Choose the right pasta: When you are making a low-calorie, healthy pasta, start with the quality of pasta itself. Choose pasta, which is made from whole grains. Pasta is low in fat and high in carbohydrates and whole-wheat pasta contains the healthy parts of the grains that are good for digestion and for a healthy heart.
Add vegetables to your pasta: After choosing whole grain pasta, add good amount of vegetables to your recipes because veggies are more nutritious and high on Vitamins. You can include sundried tomatoes, spinach, onions, and peppers of all colors, squash, zucchini, eggplant, peas, mushrooms, and even broccoli— chopped, stewed, or fresh. The best ways to add the veggies is to lightly sauté or steam vegetables and then toss them in after you cook pasta.
Add healthy proteins: Once the veggies are done add chunks of skinless chicken; grilled, baked or sauté and turn your pasta dish into a main course. Seamed, grilled, or sautéed shrimp is another delicious choice to add to your pasta dish.
Pasta sauce matters: The sauce is where pasta gets wrong and where it contains fat and calories. The best option is to cook your pasta and try to be smart when choosing your pasta sauce. Generally, any creamy or heavy sauce, like an Alfredo includes a lot of fat and calories. Choose a basic tomato sauce or make your own sauce at home. Just combine tomatoes with fresh herbs like basil and oregano, and simmer in a pot on the stove. You can even create your own variations on a non-tomato sauce using a little olive oil, garlic, other seasonings, pureed peppers, and some chicken broth.
Use all these tips and enjoy your delicious home-made healthy pasta without feeling guilty after having it. The best option is to download the Mink Foodie app and order online from a variety of health conscious restaurants.
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