6 Ways To Make Your Pasta Meal Healthier

No matter how full a person is, there is always room for pasta. Pasta should be highlighted for fading away from the stress and unnecessary burden. After all, Pasta is very prominent and one of the most liked Italian dishes all over the globe. Pasta, a mainstay of Italian cuisine, has long been a part of our Indian diet. The type of pasta you use, as well as the sauces, cheese, and herbs you use, can impact whether or not your pasta is nutritious. Making pasta is simple, and if you bear in mind that you must also make it nutritious, it could be even easier.

If you want to eat authentic Italian food at home, CAARA is the first place that comes to mind. CAARA, as an authentic flavor representative, provides you with the true flavors of Italy in the shape of pasta and risotto. Let's have a look at some of the best pasta that CAARA suggest.

#1 Go for whole grain pasta

For a healthy fiber-rich option, look for whole wheat or brown rice pasta. If whole-grain pasta is too chewy or coarse for you, seek a blend of Whole Grain & Refined Flour, which tastes more like pasta but still offers a lot of health advantages.

Check out CAARA's Fresh Handmade Dry Pasta Selection and also, CAARA's ready to eat Pasta & Risotto Collection

#2 Avoid unhealthy ready-made sauces

While store-bought sauces are flavorful and handy, they are rich in MSG, salt, and unknown preservatives. Instead, prepare your own sauces. 2 tiny finely chopped onions and 3-4 garlic cloves are required for a simple red sauce recipe. Sauté with rosemary and thyme until fragrant, then puree 6-8 tomatoes and add to the onions and garlic. Season with pepper, salt, chili flakes, a pinch of sugar, basil, and oregano, as well as a few sun-dried tomatoes. Allow for 15-20 minutes of simmering time. You can add any vegetables, meat, and pasta you choose.

#3 Hold your cheese

While cheesy sauces are delightful and enjoyable, they aren't worth the extra calories. Make a béchamel sauce instead of using cheese to make the sauce. In a pot, melt 20 grams of butter and 20 grams of maida. Allow the butter to melt and combine with the maida, then add 250 mL milk. Stir until a creamy sauce forms, removing any lumps as needed (5-7 mins). For a healthy creamy sauce, season with salt, pepper, and nutmeg, and grate some Parmesan cheese.

#4 Load extra veggies

Broccoli, bell peppers, mushrooms, zucchini, baby corn, spinach, the list is endless when it comes to adding vegetables to pasta. Just make sure to include two vegetables in every pasta meal you create and don't overcook them. Crunchy vegetables blend well with pasta and provide a slew of health advantages.

#5 Mushroom and pasta

If you are a lover of mushrooms you can’t avoid this recipe. This is the best recipe you can enjoy in these chilly winter days. In this warm mushroom pasta, fettuccine pasta is mixed in a delicious buttery sauce. The flavor of truffle oil is unrivaled, and it makes this pasta stand out in terms of flavor. It's the ideal supper to enjoy because it's both sophisticated and soothing.

#6 Tomato and burrata pasta

Burrata cheese is a mouthwatering dish that adds a new flavor and taste to the risotto pasta. This spicy tomato risotto with burrata cheese is unlike any risotto you've ever tasted. It's full of juicy, garlicky tastes with a hint of spiciness from harissa. Serve this creamy tomato risotto right away with fresh burrata and basil leaves for an unforgettable Italian culinary experience.

Is pasta good or bad? 

So the question arises is pasta good or bad? Pasta is heavy in carbohydrates, which can be harmful if ingested in big quantities. Gluten, a type of protein that creates problems for gluten-sensitive people, is also present. Pasta, on the other hand, can contain some nutrients that are beneficial to one's health. 

Pasta can be part of a healthy diet when consumed in moderation. For many people, whole-grain pasta is a preferable option because it contains more fibre and nutrients while being lower in calories and carbs. However, what you serve with your pasta is just as essential as the sort of pasta you choose. When high-fat, high-calorie toppings like cream-based sauces and cheeses are added, the calories quickly mount up. Instead, try a drizzle of heart-healthy olive oil, fresh herbs, or a handful of your favorite vegetables if you're managing your weight. You may also add a protein of your choice to your spaghetti to make it a more balanced meal. Fish and chicken, for example, can provide additional protein. 

Here are a few more healthy pasta meal ideas:

  • Salmon, lemon, and basil whole-wheat spaghetti
  • Baked vegetable ziti
  • Salad of pasta with feta cheese, olives, tomatoes, and kale
  • Chicken rotini with spinach-avocado sauce

Apart from these, CAARA offers a lot of authentic gourmet sauces. Some of them are listed below.

Today is the day to indulge in Italian delicacy with pasta and risotto from CAARA. We are confident that you will remember us. Enjoy your meal!