Food

Super Simple Prawn and Veg Pasta

If there was a pasta eating competition, I would win it.

Pasta is my absolute weakness, I could eat bowls and bowls! Perhaps not always considered the ‘healthiest’ carb ever, but it’s still a good source of sustainable energy, folic acid (good for blood pressure and preventing anaemia) and contains some fibre, depending on the type.

When combined with vegetables, a source of protein and a little healthy fat, pasta can make a really balanced meal. It’s perfect if you’re just getting into healthy eating, and find superfood salads a little intimidating.

I suggest this to a lot of my clients: starting to add veggies into meals they already like is a great way to adjust your diet gradually and improve it in a more sustainable way.


YOU WILL NEED:15a53f97-c2f1-42be-8266-30e27fcd08ee-1.jpg

  • 1-2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1-2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • Pasta of choice (I used fresh spaghetti. Wholewheat pasta is another great option, or if you want to make it lower carb, try courgetti!)
  • Prawns (I used pre-cooked, but you can also cook them from raw)
  • Cherry tomatoes (quartered)
  • 1 courgette (cut into strips using a Julienne peeler or spirilizer)
  • Handful of spinach or kale
  • 1 steamer bag of frozen green veg (mine included broccoli, green beans, edamame and peas. You can find these in most supermarkets. They’re inexpensive, quick to cook and healthy!)
  • Squeeze of lime
  • Fresh corriander
  • Pinch of ground paprika
  • ½ tsp chilli flakes
  • Salt

TO MAKE:

  1. Heat the oil in a pan on a low-medium heat, add in the crushed garlic, chilli and prawns (if cooking from raw. If not, add these in later as they won’t need as much time).
  2. Add in your frozen veg, courgette strips and cherry tomatoes.
  3. Season with lime, paprika, chilli flakes and salt.
  4. While this is frying, boil your pasta in a separate pan.
  5. Once the pasta is done, drain it and add to the frying pan, mixing it in with all the other ingredients so it’s covered with all the flavours.
  6. Add the spinach/kale in last and continue cooking until it has wilted.
  7. Garnish with fresh coriander.

 

It’s that simple!

ENJOY

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