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
Fat – 12.5g
Sugar – 7g
Bag of Explore Asian Edamame & Bean Fettuccine
4 tablespoons olive oil
Parmesan cheese (already shaved because I am lazy)
- Cook fake Pasta like you would normal pasta
- Toss in Olive Oil
- Throw in some Sun dried Tomatoes & Spinach
- Sprinkle Parmesan on top