Fitness Pasta – Is Pasta Without the Carbs Even Possible?
Spaghetti, linguine, tagliatelle & more! The answer is always pasta! Italian pasta is not only delicious, but also super versatile.
But pasta is also full of carbs. Carbohydrates are part of a balanced diet and an excellent source of energy. But your usual wheat pasta from the supermarket gets its calories almost exclusively from simple carbohydrates. So you won’t get anything out of them for long.
Our Protein Pasta is a high-protein alternative to wheat pasta, so it’s easy to fit into your nutrition plan. Instead of short-chain carbs, we pump our protein pasta full of the best plant-based protein.
Pea is especially rich in all essential amino acids and BCAAs. BCAAs are immediately available to your muscles and give them that extra energy kick.
Your body cannot produce essential amino acids itself which is why you have to get them from your diet.
We want to provide your muscles with nothing but the best. That’s why we use pea protein concentrate instead of plain pea flour.
What does that really mean? We use only the isolated protein: we filter out the carbs and fiber in the manufacturing process.
Fewer carbs, lots of protein – take your fitness cuisine to the next level.
Want to indulge in a healthy way and make your pasta dishes even better? Check out our five tips for cooking pasta that’s easy and delicious.
How to Make Sure Your Pasta is Perfect
Think cooking pasta is easy? Wrong! There’s still a lot that can go wrong
#1 Taste test
Pot size and amount of water determine how quickly and evenly your pasta will cook. So forget about what’s on the package and test it a couple of times instead.
Did you know that pasta is traditionally cooked al dente, or “to the tooth”? When you test for doneness, it should still be a bit firm.
#2 Salt your pasta water
Salting your pasta after cooking is good enough? Nope!
Salting the water isn’t really about making your pasta saltier. It’s about balancing the salt content between the pasta and the water instead. This prevents the natural watering down process where the salt comes out of the pasta into the water, so the flavor stays in the pasta, and it doesn’t taste watery after cooking.
#3 Resist the rinse
Do not rinse cooked pasta under cold water.
Cold water washes away the starch in the pasta and keeps the pasta from combining with the sauce later.
By the way: don’t use oil in your pasta water. It coats your noodles and also prevents your sauce from sticking.
#4 Stir your pasta
The water is boiling, and you’ve added the pasta to the pot. Time to sit back and relax?
Nope! Stir your pasta right after adding it and periodically while it cooks to make sure the pasta doesn’t end up sticking together.
#5 Save some pasta water
The pasta water contains a lot of starch and helps make your sauce more flavorful and creamy later. On top of that, it can serve as the perfect connection between pasta and sauce.
Our Favorite Recipes
Pasta classics reinterpreted. Our delicious and protein-rich pasta recipes pave the way for your fitness goals.
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