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Heart-Healthy Delight: Whole Wheat Pasta with Tomato and Basil Sauce

Whole Wheat Pasta with Tomato and Basil Sauce - Heart-Healthy Delight

Nourishing Your Heart with Flavor and Goodness

Hello NutriDelicians! Today, I’m excited to share a truly wholesome and delectable dish that promises to be a treat for both your taste buds and your heart. Our Whole Wheat Pasta with Tomato and Basil Sauce is a culinary masterpiece that marries the goodness of whole grains with the freshness of ripe tomatoes and fragrant basil. This delightful creation isn’t just a feast for your senses; it’s also a loving gesture towards your heart’s well-being.

Whole Wheat Pasta with Tomato and Basil Sauce - Heart-Healthy Delight

Heart-Healthy Delight: Whole Wheat Pasta with Tomato and Basil Sauce

Imagine twirling forkfuls of tender whole wheat pasta coated in a vibrant, homemade tomato and basil sauce. This dish is a symphony of flavors, blending the natural sweetness of ripe tomatoes with the aromatic essence of fresh basil leaves.
Each bite is a reminder that heart-healthy meals can be both nourishing and indulgent.
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Italian
Servings 4
Calories 280 kcal

Equipment

Ingredients
  

  • 300 grams Whole Wheat Pasta
  • 4 medium  Ripe Tomatoes Diced
  • ¼ cup Fresh Basil Leaves Chopped
  • 3 cloves Garlic Minced
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil
  • ½ tbsp Red Pepper Flakes Optional
  • Salt and black peppe To Taste

Instructions
 

  • Boil the whole wheat pasta until al dente. Drain and set aside.
  • In a skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add minced garlic and sauté until fragrant.
  • Add diced tomatoes and cook until they soften and release their juices.
  • Stir in chopped basil and red pepper flakes. Season with salt and black pepper.
  • Gently combine the cooked pasta with the tomato-basil mixture.
  • Serve hot, garnished with extra basil leaves.

Nutrition

Serving: 200gCalories: 280kcalCarbohydrates: 50gProtein: 10gFat: 5gFiber: 8g
Keyword Heart-healthy, Italian, Nourishing, Tomato and Basil Sauce, whole wheat pasta
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  • Nutrition Facts

  • Amount per serving
  • Calories280
  • % Daily Value*
  • Total Fat5 g6.94%
  • Total Carbohydrate50 g18.18%
  • Dietary Fiber8 g28.57%
  • Protein10 g20%

Whole Wheat Pasta with Tomato and Basil Sauce Benefits

The lycopene-rich tomatoes in this dish promote heart health by reducing oxidative stress and supporting healthy blood vessels. The whole wheat pasta provides dietary fiber that helps maintain cholesterol levels within a healthy range, further benefiting your cardiovascular system.

This dish is perfect for a cozy family dinner, a romantic date night, or even a heart-healthy potluck gathering. Individuals with heart disease or those looking to prevent it can enjoy this dish guilt-free, knowing that it’s designed to support heart health.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is whole wheat pasta healthier?

Whole-grain pasta may be a better choice for many, as it is lower in calories and carbs but higher in fiber and nutrients. However, in addition to the type of pasta you pick, what you top it with is just as important

Is whole wheat pasta full of carbs?

This type is made of unrefined wheat flour and is full of iron, magnesium, and zinc. A 2-ounce serving of whole wheat pasta contains 280 calories50g of carbs, 10g of protein, and 8g of fiber.

Is whole wheat pasta low carb?

Both regular and whole wheat pasta are high in carbs. Spiralized vegetables and shirataki noodles are healthy low carb alternatives.

How is whole wheat pasta different?

The difference between white and whole-wheat pasta is that for whole-wheat pasta, the whole grain is ground and used. With white pasta, the membranes of the wheat grain are removed. The outer membrane contains a lot of fiber, vitamins and minerals. Meaning, whole wheat pasta is more nutritious than white pasta.

Simply Note

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Bon appétit, NutriDelicians! May this dish fill your heart with happiness and nourishment.

Let's make the world healthier, one share at a time!
dr. R. Hakeem
dr. R. Hakeem

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