As a vegetarian, I am often struggling with getting enough protein into each meal of my daily diet. I really do try to incorporate it wherever I can, but am always eager to find new and healthy ways to do so. Well, last year I found Ezekiel Bread, and it literally changed my life. Not only does it taste great, but it is also a complete protein! Meaning it provides all 9 of the essential amino acids your body needs to function properly! Double win! Yes, it still has carbs... let's not get ahead of ourselves here. But our bodies need carbs of the healthy variety, people, so let's call a truce. Chris and I enjoy this bread all the time. And then, I found out that Food for Life do loads of other things as well: pasta (gasp!), tortillas, buns, cereal, english muffins (!), etc.
Pasta is not a common dish found in Chris and I's diet, but who doesn't love pasta?! We usually opt for spaghetti squash instead, in an effort to fool ourselves into thinking we are eating the delicious comfort carbs we crave. But finding a way to add the real thing in such a healthy way is certainly a win for me. And the best part is, that they have a few different types of pasta including, spaghetti, fettuccine, elbow, and penne. What more could you need? Add a healthy (homemade?) sauce and some tasty grilled veggies and you are good to go!
A veggie blog that I love, is Naturally Ella, and she has some very tasty looking pasta recipes that I just might have to match up with our new pasta friend, Food for Life. A few of my favorites from her site...?
Chris and I are enjoying being in the kitchen together as of late, so I might have to suggest a date night in sometime this week to make one of these tasty recipes!
On a side note, if you are scouring your grocery store trying to find it... the bread is located in the frozen section, and should be stored in your fridge once you get home (unless you plan on saving it for a while, then it can go in your freezer). The pasta is typically in the "health food" section of Safeway, etc. rather than on the regular pasta aisle.