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A smarter way to pasta: 5 healthy recipes

High protein, high fibre, low carb, gluten-free... what's not to like?

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Ah, good old pasta. It’s undoubtedly delicious, very obviously versatile and super easy to make. But despite its many merits, there are a couple of unfortunate downsides to our favourite noodly treat. Those being? Well, we hate to say it, but it’s a little light on nutritional benefits – and pretty darn heavy on the carbs.

Don’t get your fettuccine in a twist, though. Fortunately for us, pasta gurus Explore Cuisine have come up with a ‘smarter way to pasta’ – and if you’re into healthy, plant-based eating, it could be right up your alley.

High in protein, high in fibre, low in carbs, vegan-friendly AND gluten-free, Explore’s range of do-gooding pastas make for a tasty, healthy alternative to your regular staples. You don’t have to make any gargantuan changes to your favourite recipes – just swap your normal pasta for Explore’s organic, plant-based offerings, sit back and reap the nutritional rewards!

Want to do pasta the smart way? Have a look at our top five Explore pasta recipes and get inspired.

Prawns fra diavolo

Now this one's a prawn pasta dish that really packs a punch. Chilli flakes bring a devilish heat, while Explore Cuisine's gluten-free Organic Black Bean Spaghetti is saintly enough to keep the carbs low and the protein high.

Edamame and mung bean fettuccine with white clam sauce

Made with Explore Cuisine's high-protein, high-fibre, lower-carb, gluten-free pasta, this indulgent white clam affair is a whole lot better for you than regular pasta – meaning you can chow down guilt-free.

Black bean spaghetti with lightly steamed vegetables and peanut sauce

Oh-so-easy to prepare (and seriously yummy to boot), this dinnertime all-rounder is made using Explore Cuisine's Organic Black Bean Spaghetti – which not only looks sophis, but is also high in protein, high in fibre, lower in carbs and gluten-free.

Walnut ‘meatballs’ with black bean and sesame fettuccine

Yummy herby walnut ‘meatballs’ meet their match made in foodie heaven: black bean and sesame fettuccine. Midweek dinners just got a whole lot more exciting – and a whole lot healthier, too.

Edamame spaghetti with pesto

Need some pasta deliciousness in a hurry? No dramas. This simple edamame spaghetti and home-made pesto dish can be on your table in just 10 minutes.

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