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Simple and Guilt-free Carbonara

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Just like pizza, pasta dishes are very much loved by almost everyone! But not to those who are undergoing body fat loss personal training. Hearty pasta dishes can be disheartening to weight loss watchers. Plus, the carb content may not appeal to dieters.

But lo and behold! I am here to give you a pasta dish recipe that will not you make feel guilty after eating it. It’s easy to make and everyone will surely love it!

Ingredients:

-250g whole wheat spaghetti pasta noodles

-1 garlic clove, finely chopped

-1/2 white onion, chopped

-150g prosciutto, thinly sliced and chopped

-250ml low-fat all-purpose cream

-200g Hunt’s pork and beans

-1 can chopped button mushrooms (or use whole mushroom and just chop it yourself)

-1/2 tsp cumin

-1/4 tsp chili powder

-1 tsp paprika

-salt and pepper to taste

-Parmesan cheese

 

Procedure:

  1. Boil water in a pot and once it has reached boiling point, boil the pasta for 8-10 minutes or until al dente. Set aside.
  2. Sauté prosciutto until crispy and then set aside.
  3. Use oil from prosciutto to sauté garlic. Once golden brown, add onions.
  4. Next, add mushrooms. Sprinkle paprika, chili powder, and cumin.
  5. Add low-fat cream and pork and beans. Season with salt and pepper.
  6. Once the cream sauce have thickened, add the prosciutto. Grate Parmesan cheese or sprinkle store-bought grated Parmesan cheese.
  7. Serve and enjoy! You may also add the prosciutto prior serving. (Makes 4-5 servings)

 

Note: If you want, you can use whole wheat fettuccine or whole wheat angel hair noodles instead of whole wheat spaghetti noodles. To make it even more guilt-free, use just a little amount of salt. If you don’t like prosciutto, you may substitute it for Vienna sausage, ground lean meat, hotdogs, or whatever you like. But you’ll have to add the meat after sautéing the garlic and onions so make sure you use extra virgin olive oil when sautéing the garlic and onions. You may also add more chili powder and a hint of Tabasco pepper sauce to turn up the heat.

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