TRY THIS LUNCH RECIPE FOR A MOUTHFUL OF GOODNESS

Image, Barilla || Chef Luca Ciano || Words, Bianca Cheah

Getting your daily dose of fibre doesn’t mean you have to eat endless amounts of boring leafy salads. Why not try a delicious whole grain pasta alternative for lunch this time. A healthy option is Barilla’s Whole Grain Pasta that not only tastes like real pasta, but is seriously nutritious containing 51% whole grains and contains more than three times more fibre than regular pasta. Now that’s a mouth full of goodness! But don’t get excited and go overboard with your serving sizes. Eat like the italians do, small portions for lunch with just enough sauce to coat the pasta. Combined with a healthy lifestyle, eating this serving size you won’t have to worry about your waistline. Keep reading for the recipe…

WHOLE GRAIN PENNE PASTA SALAD WITH FRESH OREGANO, INFUSED HEIRLOOM TOMATOES, BUFFALO MOZZARELLA AND SUN DRIED TOMATO PESTO

INGREDIENTS (Serves 5 people)

375gr Barilla Penne Rigate

1 jar Barilla Sundried Tomato Pesto

2 spring onions, thinly sliced

1 celery stick, thinly sliced

1 punnet heirloom tomatoes, quartered

2 garlic clove, crushed

1x125gr Buffalo mozzarella, 1cm diced

½ bunch fresh oregano

½ small fresh chilli, thinly sliced

½ cup Extra Virgin olive oil

Rock salt

Sea salt & pepper

METHOD

• Bring water to the boil in a large pot. When water is boiling, add rock salt  – approximately 7gr to a litre of water.

• Drop the pasta into the water and stir. Cook according to the instructions on the pack.

• Add oil in a large bowl and mix in the spring onions, celery, tomatoes, oregano, garlic and chilli. Season with salt and pepper.

• Drain pasta ‘al dente’ and toss together with all the ingredients.  Add the Barilla Sundried Tomato pesto and fresh oregano and stir well.

• Serve with Buffalo mozzarella and a drizzle of Extra Virgin olive oil.

Advertisements

WANT TO GET A BODY LIKE JEN ANISTON? EAT MORE PROTEIN!

jennifer-aniston

By Ashleigh Perriott, Junior Editor || Image media4celebritysmackblog.

Double the pro’s of protein

Want to trim off your muffin top and get abs like Jen Anniston? Listen up, doubling your recommended amount of protein while sticking to a healthy diet and exercise regime promotes fat loss and protects muscle.

US Army Researchers found that when fed twice the US recommended daily intake of protein – that’s 2x 46g for women and 2x 56g for men – over 31 days, the participants lost more fat and retained more muscle than those who ate the recommended amount. Pass the steak please.

But don’t go overboard when munching on meat as tripling the amount of protein gave no extra benefits. Damn.

COULD THIS BE THE PERFECT BREAKY CHOICE?

By Bianca Cheah || Image Thinkstock

Downing a wholesome breakfast first thing in the morning is probably not what most of us feel like doing when we wake up. But as the bikini season is fast approaching we really need to fuel our bodies as soon as possible with plenty of goodness to kick-start the metabolism for the day. All it takes is just 10 minutes of a morning to prepare and eat. Here we have chosen the perfect breaky to get you started bright and early. Continue reading

SORE FROM YESTERDAYS SPIN CLASS? ROOT OUT THE PROBLEM WITH GINGER.

By Ashleigh Perriott, Junior Editor.

So sore from yesterday’s spin class that you need a small army to lift you out of a chair? Don’t quit the gym just yet, get a root instead – the erm kind that comes from the ground that is. Continue reading

WORTH A VISIT – THE STABLES CAFE

Photography: Nikki To || Image: The Broadsheet || Cafe: We Are The Stables || Written by: Bianca Cheah

It’s no wonder that coffee is the drink of choice for most Australians these days. It’s said that coffee is well known for its high levels of antioxidants but did you know that coffee improves short-term memory and protects the brain from harmful cholesterol that can cause damage says Dr Oz.

A boutique coffee cafe that’s definitely caught the attention of most locals and worth a visit is the newly opened ‘The Stables Cafe’ in Bourke St, Surry HIlls. Specializing in filter brews made to order with pour overs, and lattes worth mmmmmm over, you’ll be guaranteed to be walking out of the door with a second sneaky take away under your arm. (Read the full write up on The Stables Cafe from The Broadsheet)

The Stables Cafe: 352 Bourke St, Surry Hills. NSW. (02) 9365 3272.