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When we are on a diet or trying to feed healthier, usually we give up our favorite meals. Among them are the different types of pasta. But that not always has to be so. There are excellent ways that you can insert “small sins” in the diet and enjoy your favorite meals. Here are three healthy pasta recipes.

Wholegrain pasta with salmon, spinach and tomatoes

This recipe not only because it has a great taste, but also is rapidly prepared. Smoked salmon goes incredibly well combined with pasta and spinach, not only gives a great visual effect, but also fills the plate, saturates and provide more nutrients. If you want to increase the intake of vegetables, add mixed salad!

Ingredients:

  • 50 g wholegrain pasta
  • 100 g smoked salmon
  • 200 g spinach (fresh or frozen)
  • tomato sauce
  • 1 chopped fresh tomato
  • half an onion
  • seasonings of your choice
  • teaspoon of Parmesan

Preparation:

Cook the pasta according to instructions on the package. Prepare the spinach separately. Meanwhile, make a sauce of tomatoes, half onion fry it on the oil and add the sauce and spices.Add the cut salmon in the sauce, and mix. Pour the finished sauce over cooked pasta and then add the cooked spinach and finely chopped tomatoes. Optional add mixed salad.

Pasta with fresh mushrooms

Ingredients:

  • 350 grams of fresh mushrooms
  • one clove of garlic
  • a glass of vodka
  • salt, pepper
  • olive oil
  • 250 ml. sour cream (low fat)
  • a packet of pasta (spaghetti, macaroni optional)
  • finely chopped parsley
  • 100 g. lean grated cheese

Preparation:

Clean the mushrooms and dry them with kitchen towel (did not clean under running water). Fry the finely chopped onion on oil and season with salt and pepper. Add vodka and cook until the alcohol evaporated. Cut the mushrooms into leaves and fry them. Meanwhile cook the pasta. When pasta is ready, drain it and add it to the pan with the garlic and mushrooms. Add the cream. Apply the grated cheese. Decorate with parsley.

Rice noodles

Ingredients:

  • 3 cups fresh basil and a bit more for decoration, optional
  • ¾ cup coarsely chopped walnuts
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • half a teaspoon of sea salt
  • 5 cups rice noodles
  • chopped dried tomatoes, optional

Preparation:

To make pesto sauce, place the basil, chopped garlic and sea salt. Stir until you get grainy mixture. Slowly add the olive oil and stir for one minute to get finely chopped but not creamy mixture. Add lemon juice, mix and season to taste. All this place in a large bowl.

Cook the pasta following the instructions. Mix the pasta with pesto sauce and dilute if necessary with a little cooking water.

Garnish with basil leaves and dried tomato.

 

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