Sometimes we experiment and go beyond our expectations - but mostly we keep it simple. Spaghetti bolognese, tagliatelle and prawns or just plain tomato sauce and parmesan. Our latest pasta dish was a bolognese sauce using quite a lot of red wine - hence the dark colour. This was really filling and we would estimate between 450-550 calories.
You can eat PASTA while following this weight loss method. As you will have probably realised - you can eat anything! If that helps liberate you from any pre conceived ideas about 'dieting' then that's a great step forward for you. Freedom to make your own choices and working out what's in your food will help you sustain weight loss too. But, once you begin looking at your food and drink, and working out what's in it, you may just find you become interested in the subject just like we did.
Besides meat, fish and vegetables, we have eaten a lot of pasta, potatoes and bread, so CARBS have not inhibited our weight loss. One day we decided to start making our own pasta and we were pleasantly surprised at just how delicate it tasted. We love it so much we prefer to eat fresh pasta any day (time permitting).
Whatever recipe you choose - and there are plenty out there, the general rule of thumb is to use one egg per 100g of flour.
I would recommend a pasta roller - or you may find it difficult to roll the dough thin enough.
Usually we mix the dough in a bowl, but one day we thought we would try making it like the professionals do - straight onto the work surface. Alas, the egg went everywhere! THEN... we discovered the well wasn't wide enough for the eggs - so this time around, we made it bigger - see the picture above. It's those little bits of information they leave out.
Buy the correct flour too as we've tried a few varieties, and in our opinion you get better results. A little goes a long way, so it's good if you are budgeting.
Take a look at our PASTA label - and you'll find some lovely sauces and recipes to go with your beautiful home made pasta.
Go on, give it a go! You may end up experimenting like us and making something like this RUNNY EGG PASTA.
EAT the food you love - like we do and ... forget dieting. You'll feel much more satisfied and it may just stop you snacking or craving something you feel you deserve.
REMEMBER: We all have a calorie allowance - do you know yours?
We like to post our main meals to show you what CAN be eaten. You won’t find us posting every last morsel though – but we hope this gives you an idea of how far calories can go!
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