A smarter way to pasta: 5 healthy recipes

High protein, high fibre, low carb, gluten-free... what's not to like?

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Ah, good old pasta. It’s undoubtedly delicious, very obviously versatile and super easy to make. But despite its many merits, there are a couple of unfortunate downsides to our favourite noodly treat. Those being? Well, we hate to say it, but it’s a little light on nutritional benefits – and pretty darn heavy on the carbs.

Don’t get your fettuccine in a twist, though. Fortunately for us, pasta gurus Explore Cuisine have come up with a ‘smarter way to pasta’ – and if you’re into healthy, plant-based eating, it could be right up your alley.

High in protein, high in fibre, low in carbs, vegan-friendly AND gluten-free, Explore’s range of do-gooding pastas make for a tasty, healthy alternative to your regular staples. You don’t have to make any gargantuan changes to your favourite recipes – just swap your normal pasta for Explore’s organic, plant-based offerings, sit back and reap the nutritional rewards!

Want to do pasta the smart way? Have a look at our top five Explore pasta recipes and get inspired.

Prawns fra diavolo

Now this one's a prawn pasta dish that really packs a punch. Chilli flakes bring a devilish heat, while Explore Cuisine's gluten-free Organic Black Bean Spaghetti is saintly enough to keep the carbs low and the protein high.

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Edamame and mung bean fettuccine with white clam sauce

Made with Explore Cuisine's high-protein, high-fibre, lower-carb, gluten-free pasta, this indulgent white clam affair is a whole lot better for you than regular pasta – meaning you can chow down guilt-free.

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Black bean spaghetti with lightly steamed vegetables and peanut sauce

Oh-so-easy to prepare (and seriously yummy to boot), this dinnertime all-rounder is made using Explore Cuisine's Organic Black Bean Spaghetti – which not only looks sophis, but is also high in protein, high in fibre, lower in carbs and gluten-free.

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Walnut ‘meatballs’ with black bean and sesame fettuccine

Yummy herby walnut ‘meatballs’ meet their match made in foodie heaven: black bean and sesame fettuccine. Midweek dinners just got a whole lot more exciting – and a whole lot healthier, too.

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Edamame spaghetti with pesto

Need some pasta deliciousness in a hurry? No dramas. This simple edamame spaghetti and home-made pesto dish can be on your table in just 10 minutes.

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