There is a lot of talk in the wellness industry against carbohydrates. I believe that a balanced and sensible diet is always the best, and some slow release carbs are still needed by the body, especially if you workout.
You have to be clever on how you use them though. Make sure you have smaller portion of carbs, made from whole grains and simply add more vegetables to slow down further its sugar release. Not only, adding more vegetables will also decrease the actual quantity of carbs.
This particular recipe is made with organic wholemeal pasta ( I used Biona) and has loads of vegetables. I used some tomatoes that were very ripe to be used for salads, while the aubergines can also be roasted in advance, which make this dish really convenient. Great for the whole family, and suitable for vegans. Great also for lunchbox.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
- 130 grams of wholemeal fusilli
- 2 small aubergines
- 7-8 smallish tomatoes
- 2 garlic cloves
- Extra-virgin olive oil
- a bit of dried chilli
- some dried oregano
- sea salt to taste
- Wash and cut the aubergines in big chunks, put them in a roasting tin with some olive oil, and a couple of tomatoes cut in half. Put the tin in a pre-heated oven and let them roast for 30min at 180 degrees.
- Cook pasta according to the packet instructions
- In the meantime, put the garlic, a bit of chilli and some olive oil in a pan at low heat for a few minutes, without burning the oil, then add the roughly chopped remaining tomatoes. Sprinkle some oregano and sea salt to taste and let it cook at low to medium heat for 10 min.
- When the aubergines are ready add them to the sauce ( you might need to transfer the content in a bigger pan) and let them cook in the sauce for 2-3 min.
- Add the pasta, serve and enjoy!
About the Chef
I am a Pilates teacher by day, and author of Lemons & Olives, a food blog dedicated to healthy, quick, delicious recipes and nutrition advice for your everyday life.
The blog is created for time poor professionals, seeking a healthier life, but also delicious and easy to make meals.
You won’t find fancy ingredients, but only those easily available in your local supermarket. Hope you enjoy