Tuna asparagus tomato chilli pasta
This tuna asparagus tomato chilli pasta will be the fastest dinner you will make all week! 2 minutes to prepare, and just 10 minutes to cook! If you prefer low carb meals, just substitute zucchini ribbons for the pasta. Just delicious. And here’s a great tip if you prefer low carb meals, substitute the pasta for 2 medium zucchini cut into ribbons (zoodles). Add them at the same time the recipe tells you to add the pasta with half a cup of boiling water. Cook for 1 minute and then add the Tuna. Zucchini noodles aka “zoodles“, are the perfect gluten-free, zucchini pasta.
Keep your eyes working well, and help support a healthy heart and brain.
Ashleigh Feltham (MNutrDiet)
A simple yet immune-enhancing pasta dish to try this week. When selecting your favourite pasta, opt for the whole grain variety over refined pasta. The benefits include added fibre as well as iron, zinc for a strong immune system, B vitamins for energy production, phosphorous and manganese for strong bones and copper for making red blood cells and maintaining your nerve cell function.
In addition to the pasta and its contribution of zinc, other factors which optimize your immune system are the allicin in the garlic. The extra virgin olive oil has over 36 different antioxidants which will help kill free radicals which can damage and cause disease to the cells of your body. This oil is also a great source of healthy monounsaturated fat to promote healthy cholesterol levels.
Asparagus will boost the fibre content of this meal as well as providing folate which is needed for your body to make and repair DNA. Asparagus is also a source of potassium to support healthy blood pressure, also adding more vitamin A for immune support and helping your eyes work well.
Finally, vitamin K, which is needed for normal blood clotting, plays a part in keeping your bones strong. Chilli boosts the antioxidants in this meal further and can boost your metabolism for a short period of time.
Safcol tuna Italian style tomato & onion adds essential omega 3 fat to the meal which is needed to allow the retina in your eye to work well, as well it helps support a healthy heart and brain. This anti-inflammatory fat may help reduce the effects of age-related mental decline. So if you suffer from rheumatoid arthritis, this fat may help alleviate these symptoms. Just like monounsaturated fat, omega 3 fat helps to keep your cholesterol levels in a healthy range.
It is clear to see, simple recipes can be the best option to save time, satisfy your taste buds and support your health.
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This nutritional information has been created using the foodstandards.gov.au online tool. While every attempt has been made to ensure accuracy, it should be considered a guide only.
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