Are you kidding me!??
Pasta for lunch! that too when you wish to choose healthy food! really!???
Yes, darlings! I choose my pasta over other oily food. What do you think? Why am I doing that?
Ok, by the time I really reach out to all of you and by the time this blog post would get popular I will forget I had asked a question. So, here is the answer 🙂
When you get to a grocery store and to the section where you find your noodles and pasta, look for the labels on the packs.
Check for Wheat Semolina or Durum Wheat Semolina. The benefits are as under:
1. It is 100% vegetarian 🙂
2. It has no cholestrol or sodium 🙂
3. Apart from the durum wheat it has got iron, b complex, folic acid and other good nutrients 🙂
4. It digests slowly so you will feel full for a longer time 🙂
5. Very good for bones 🙂
6. But has gluten I guess. Not very sure 😦
So, I am not gluten intolerant so I happily take this as a choice for my meals. Also, The pasta after cooking tastes absolutely yummy. The pasta is firm so it is very interesting to bite and chew this. You need to cook it for a little longer so that it cooks well but keep checking as generally this is supposed to be firmer than a noodle so continue stirring and fork checking! 🙂
There is always a recipe printed on the packet so it is easy to understand. I totally am in Love with this Del Monte pasta and I feel it is so healthy, filling, nutritious, tasty, easy to cook and gives such a variation to my normal dabbas/tiffin that I carry to work or even for my dinner.
So I tried a similar recipe as printed on the packet but obviously with a variation to continue to be on the healthier side! Let me confess that my colleagues loved my lunch! 😀
Here is the recipe for you :
Get about 2 cups of penne and put it into the boiling water which has about a spoon of oil and some salt. Drain when it is fork checked. You need to keep fork checking so as to know it is well cooked. Remember that the Penne are always firmer in comparison to noodles.
Now get a wok and pour some oil in it. Add chopped garlic and onions. Saute till brown and crispy and now add 1 cup of tomato puree. Simmer and cook till the sauce comes together. Throw in some salt, some ground black pepper and now the penne pasta. Cover with a lid and cook for a minute. Put off and let it be covered for another 5 mts so that the pasta and sauce mix in well. Your penne pasta in red sauce is ready!
Cheese also is put to it but I avoided to be on the healthier side. You may add some olives to this. I avoided due to my dislike towards olives.
Why don’t you try this or something of your own and share with me!?
Waiting to hear from you!