Chef Tim Says....
Carbohydrates are not your enemy. After years of research we do know what we have known for a long time - poor quality calories are bad for you. It doesn't really matter whether the focus is on carbs or fat or protein, if the quality of the food is great, the food is great for you.
So what are the best quality carbs for your pantry?
Bread is a great place to start because so many people fear it. Don't. Breads are a great part of a healthy diet. The key is to choose whole grain breads and looking for the highest fiber is key. A slice of white bread has little nutritive value with sometimes less than 1 gram of fiber. Look for breads with at least 2 grams of fiber or more. Practical Starch Choices
This is one of those recipes that proves Mediterranean diet is healthy. Lots of good fats, low in saturated fat, high in fiber and full of flavor.
Original recipes generally call for bacon or pancetta, but I use prosciutto because it's more widely available. On the other hand, the addition of peas is clearly a Western variation, but they add so much and make this a full meal (pretty too).
This recipe is not low in sodium, but it is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users and those with GERD / Acid Reflux. Those who are lactose intolerant but can tolerate cheese may find that they enjoy it, and those who are gluten-sensitive should be sure to use gluten-free pasta.
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