Can you indulge your cravings for pasta and not hate yourself later?
IF YOU ASK renowned heart doctor Giovanni Campanile, the answer is yes: And no: To do it, you don’t have to be an endurance athlete exercising for hours everyday. All you need, says Campanile, is to swap the old white-flour-based stuff—that high-glycemic, insulin-spiking gut punch that can derail a day’s worth of gym work—for superhealthy, unbelievably tasty whole-grain pastas.
The reason? It’s not rocket science, but biology: The body digests whole grains—grains that still have their endosperm, germ, and bran—more slowly than those that have been stripped (aka “refined”); that means blood-sugar levels don’t jump wildly, so there’s less chance of storing fat and developing diabetes. Whole grains also have more protein, fiber, vitamins, and minerals than refined grains, as well as fewer calories, three times the fiber, and 25% more protein.
The only downside? Whole grains pasta are normally darker in colour, and have that gritty texture that can (literally) leave a bad taste in your mouth. The good news is, whole grain pasta is no longer the only option.
Introducing the Vetta Smart Pasta High Protein Low Carb Range. They contain 50% more protein and 25% less carbs than regular pasta, with 100% natural ingredients and no compromise on taste. Healthier for you, with the same great look & taste as regular pasta, Vetta Smart Pasta is perfect for health-conscious pasta lovers, including those who might have been avoiding pasta for dietary reasons. Vetta Smart Pasta allows you to enjoy your favourite pasta meals – the healthier way!
Here are our 5 favourite recipes getting that perfect mix of healthy and tasty…
Brussel Sprouts with Spinach and Cherry Tomatoes
A great vegetarian option. Click here for the recipe.
Pan Fried Chicken with Homemade Basil Pesto and Perino Tomatoes
Chock-a-block with protein, and the homemade basil cuts any sugars or preservatives. Check it out here.
Broccolini and Sausages with Sundried Tomatoes
Chop the sausages and get them involved with this fantastic recipe here.
Spinach, Basil, Silverbeet Pesto with Shredded Chicken & Asparagus.
Delicious and healthy, get the recipe here.
Anchovies with Broccolini and Almonds
Full of great omega 3’s, get the recipe here.