If you’ve been reading this blog for a while (thank you!, BTW), you’ll know that pasta is my favorite (well, Italian food in general). If I could eat Italian food all day, er’y day, I would. The Americanized version of Italian dishes aren’t known for being the healthiest (Curse you, carbs!), so that isn’t ideal. Luckily for all you fellow pasta lovers, we’ve found some pretty yummy alternatives for the dietary-conscious. Here’s a recipe for penne pasta and a quick & easy pasta recipe.
Nikki’s favorite pasta dish is Fettuccine Alfredo. She’s been on a search for noodles and sauce that she can digest without disturbing her digestive system. Whilst shopping at Healthy Home Market (a local health & specialty foods store), we discovered DeBoles rice fettuccine noodles. *clapping hands emoji* As you’ll see from the recipes above, we liked their spaghetti noodles. These noodles are made of brown rice. Learn more about DeBoles here.
On the same aisle we found a variety of pasta sauces. Most white sauces contain soy (-__-). Fortunately for us, Healthy Home Market has a GFS-approved white sauce. *more clapping hands emoji* Victoria Vegan Alfredo Sauce is Certified Vegan & Non-GMO Project Verified, and Kosher. Victoria Fine Food Product Lines began back in the late 1920s & many products came from family recipes. They offer six vegan sauces.
We kept the dish simple, partially because Nikki didn’t have broccoli & I don’t ingest that stuff. Nikki doesn’t like chicken in her fettuccine alfredo, so there you have it.Fettuccine Alfredo recipe that's #glutenfree, #soyfree, & #dairyfree! Click To Tweet
-Boil 4 q of water
-Add noodles to boiling water
-Stir gently until water boils again
-Cook a minimum of 10 minutes (the box recommends 7, but we’ve found that noodles taste better when cooked longer; cook to desired taste)
-Drain and rinse with cold water
-Return noodles to pot
-Add sauce (and other ingredients if desired) & let sauce warm
(serving size 2 oz/56g/ 1/4 package)
-Calories from fat: 10
-Total Fat: 1g
-Saturated Fat: 0g
– Trans Fat: 0g
-Total Carbohydrates: 46g
-Dietary Fiber: 2mg
*Victoria Vegan Alfredo Sauce
(Serving Size 1/4 c/ 61g)
-Calories from fat: 45
-Total Fat: 5g
-Saturated Fat: 1g
-Trans fat: 0g
-Total Carbohydrates: 4g
-Dietary Fiber: 1g
Along with the pasta, we also had garlic bread. Nikki made some for my mom & I using bread that we can eat. She made hers with a bread she recently discovered (shoutout to an Instagram follower for the recommendation!) called Canyon Bakehouse. She has the Mountain White loaf. Along with being Certified Gluten-Free, it’s also No GMO, Kosher, and nut free. On all of the bread she toasted, Nikki used Smart Balance Soy-Free butter and garlic salt.
*Canyon Bakehouse Moutain White
(Serving Size: 1 slice/ 34g)
-Total Fat: 1.5g
-Saturated Fat: 0g
-Trans Fat: 0g
-Total Carbohydrates: 16g
-Total Sugars: 2g
-Includes 2g Added Sugars
We enjoyed the pasta. The sauce was a little tart (I guess that’s the best way to describe it), so we added garlic & onion salt which really helped the taste. Broccoli and/or chicken may also help mute the tart flavor.
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