Calling all pasta lovers, here is the first of my meal prep secrets! Meal prep is a real chore for me so I do whatever I can to make it easy, quick and enjoyable. Last month I found the best product whilst I was in the rice and pasta aisle- Edamame pasta. Best thing about it is that it contains more protein than carbs per portion!

It looks a bit weird being either black or green in colour, but tastes just like pasta with the same texture meaning it can act as a great replacement in spag bol or my favourite… pesto pasta! It’s amazing for meal prep as it takes only 4 minutes to cook and heats up nicely in the microwave. I just cook a bag of this and it provides me with a base for two high protein, medium carb meals for the day.

The only place I have seen this product is in Sainsbury’s and it comes in either spaghetti or fettucine. I like having this option a couple of times a week because it gives my body a break from having to digest some form of meat with pretty much every meal.

I am by no means a Nigella in the kitchen, I cook for convenience and speed but here is what I did with it, takes literally 10 minutes :

Macros per portion (makes 4 portions) 

Calories- 374 calories

Protein- 48g

Carbs- 37g

Fat – 12.5g

Sugar – 7g

Ingredients: 

Bag of Explore Asian Edamame & Bean Fettuccine

4 tablespoons olive oil

Parmesan cheese (already shaved because I am lazy)

Sundried tomatoes

Spinach

Instructions: 

  • Cook fake Pasta like you would normal pasta
  • Toss in Olive Oil
  • Throw in some Sun dried Tomatoes & Spinach
  • Sprinkle Parmesan on top