Easy pasta recipes:
Eating easy pasta recipes is something basic for every home cook, from the stay-at-home mom to the cash-poor college kid. Indulge your love of pasta while staying healthy by trying my gluten free pasta recipe.
Who doesn’t like a nice steaming plate of pasta?
It’s simple to prepare, versatile as a little black dress that goes with everything, and cleaning up afterwards is a cinch. Most people, even if they know nothing else about cooking, can boil some water and make aneasy pasta recipe.
You’ll love my super healthy Whole Grain Pasta with Homemade Chunky Marinara:
If you’re new to a healthy eating lifestyle, then it’s wise to have a some easy pasta recipes on hand. So don’t worry. You won’t find me wagging my finger at you and saying no-no! to some pasta.
But here’s the deal: that white pasta everybody buys at the grocery store? It’s time to say bye-bye to that stuff – it’s called “durum semolina” and it’s the Wonder bread of the pasta world. Toss it. Asta la vista!
White pasta, like white bread and white rice, are highly refined versions of their healthier whole grain brothers and sisters. Eating them jacks up your blood sugar.
When it eventually comes crashing back down, you’ll feel sleepy, bloated and have cravings like nobody’s business. They’re also very difficult to stop eating, like a bag of potato chips. Train your new healthy-eater eyes to see white pasta for what it is: junk food.
Trust me, if you go long enough without eating it, and then have some, it will taste like artificially sweetened plastic to your new healthy eating taste buds.
So what’s a healthy eater to do?
Say “hello lover” to your new amour: gluten free pasta made from brown rice. O la la!
It’s only got two ingredients: brown rice and water. That’s it. None of those unpronounceable ingredients that sound like names for chemical weapons. And it tastes divine!
The kind I use for my easy pasta recipes is called Pasta Joy Ready by a company named Tinkyada. Visit their website to check out their extensive list of delicious whole grain pastas!
It’s got a five-star rating on Amazon.com, and hey, because it’s the internet age, you can of course buy it online if grocery stores near you don’t sell it. And if that’s the case, then tell your local grocer to start stocking some!
Easy pasta recipes: Gluten free pasta recipe:
If you’re looking for a low maintenance dinner:
Boil 1 cup of brown rice pasta (follow package instructions – usually takes about 10 minutes) and then add my homemade tomato sauce recipe, chock full of fresh vegetables:
Voila! It’s ready to serve.
*This recipe serves 1 person. To serve 2, double the amount of pasta to 2 cups.
TIP: Try serving this on a bed of chopped crisp lettuce (red leaf, green leaf or romaine).
Note about gluten free pasta: Have you ever tried whole wheat pasta? I did, several times, before brown rice pasta was introduced into grocery stores, and boy did it taste bad. Just… BAD. I learned later that most people don’t care for it.
Brown rice pasta is where it’s at!
Most health food stores carry it nowadays, and where I live, in Boston, the mainstream grocery chains carry it, as well. To me, it tastes just as heavenly as regular white pasta, and honestly, it’s even a little bit better because I get the added satisfaction of knowing I’m eating something that’s nourishing and good for me.
My easy dinner recipes are all about simple, fresh, wholesome and delicious ingredients.
Healthy eating has never tasted so good!
Try Steamed Salmon with Fresh Greens:
Whole Grain Pasta with Chunky Homemade Marinara:
You really CAN have your cake and eat it, too!
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If you like my pasta recipes, you’ll LOVE these other easy dinner recipes! Click on any picture below to link to my collection of soups, lunch ideas, salads and smoothies:
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