How to Create a Healthier Pasta Salad

Posted on 8th May 2018 by Gavin in News, Nutrition. comment(s).
How to Create a Healthier Pasta Salad

When the heat is rising, the last thing you feel like is a hot meal at the end of a long day. Pasta salads are a wonderfully filling alternative to enjoy on a scorching summer’s day – tasty, adaptable and easy to make, they can also be incredibly nutritious, too! 

Want to try a healthier, lighter pasta salad? Why not try our Dairy-Free Avocado Pasta Salad With Pancetta

Alternatively, here are our top tips on how to make your pasta salad even healthier:

Ditch the white pasta for Rizopia!

Sounds obvious, doesn’t it? But so many pasta salads are made with refined carbs. By adding a whole grain pasta like our Rizopia, you can enjoy the benefits of fibre, vitamins and minerals. And you’ll stay fuller for longer!

Cut back on the mayonnaise

Instead of using mayo, try experimenting with other ingredients, such as avocado sauce. You could also use homemade dressings, or try adding natural yoghurt for creaminess instead.

Up the Veggies

To really boost your nutrients, toss in as many veggies as you can think of – think a rainbow of a salad! Our favourites? We love adding chopped broccoli, shredded carrots and cherry tomatoes.

Toss in the herbs!

Fresh herbs are a fantastic way of adding flavour without resorting to too much salt or dressing. Fragrant basil always adds a delicious twist to pasta, while coriander works brilliantly with spices.

 

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