To all the pasta lovers, ~Pasta is not unhealthy. It is a stealthy way to stay healthy! ~
Gone are those days of non-flour portions of pasta. Now give way to the transformed kinds of pasta made from brown rice, quinoa, lentils, chickpeas, and more. Are you pondering if these varieties do exist? If yes, are they healthier than the previous ones? To clarify all these doubts, you have to read further.
High Protein Pasta:
Your healthy journey can start from having pasta made from chickpeas, lentils, or black beans, as these have both protein and fiber compared to regular pasta. This pasta can be prepared by grinding the beans or making bean powder and combining it with water. If you know how to make high protein pasta, then the kitchen is not far away! Get going.
With too many dieting options coming up every other time, we keep hearing everyone saying that consuming less gluten is healthy. Keeping that in mind, Agastya Pasta introduced a new variety called Quinoa pasta. While cooking this variant, it doesn’t turn out mushy and is higher in proteins than other gluten-free types of pasta. Quinoa also contains a high amount of fiber and iron, making it a yummy and healthier choice. Another added advantage of Agastya Pasta’s Quinoa variant is you can cook quickly, creating a more nutritious meal.
Whole-wheat pasta, buckwheat pasta, brown rice pasta, lentil pasta, and other pasta options that serve as a side dish or full meal depending on how you like it. Whole-wheat pasta is packed with vitamins, minerals, proteins, and fiber. It depends on the portion size and the vegetables/meat/sauces that you would add to it, making it a whole different dish. Pasta gives you a chance to savor its flavors and enjoy its healthier versions.
Here comes the real indulgence! After gathering the right amount of info on the different healthy versions of pasta, you might still be struggling with preparing a healthy meal with all the goodness in it. If yes, we will make your task easier with the following tips:
⦁ Top it or toss it with multigrain pasta:
Looking for a one-pot meal with meat in it? Adding meat to the traditional pasta or multigrain pasta is the best way. And, if you want your palette to be colorful filled with veggies, then adding protein can be avoided. While prepping a vegetarian pasta bowl, you can as well prevent sodium by adding flavored cheese. Pick your cuisine, and accordingly create a delicious plate. If you want to make Mediterranean version pasta, add veggies fresh/frozen/canned or simple veg tossed pasta. Some of the veggies that you can add are broccoli, eggplant, peppers, spinach, butternut squash, tomatoes, onions, and garlic.
⦁ Sauté or simmer – sauce is the way!
I prefer adding sauce to my pasta, a plain canned/jarred tomato sauce and sum it up with sautéed veggies. Do you like it that way? Then pick a few sauce bottles from any grocery shelf (your favorite flavor) and whip a quick pasta meal. And if you don’t like the jarred options, then make any cream sauce at home with pureed butternut squash or pumpkin and season it with your favorite seasonings/herbs. Add flavor to the wholesome plate with some Greek yogurt or flat cheese. Sounds yummy!!
Suppose you are curious to know more about turning your pasta into healthier versions. In that case, it is time to fill your freezer aisles or grocery shelves with Agastya food pasta varieties and cook a healthy meal.