If you think that pasta cannot make your body ideal, you are wrong. When pasta is combined with the right ingredients, then it can give you proteins, which can help you to get the body you have always wanted to.
Pasta Recipes for Good Physique
You surely work hard for your body and you are careful what you consume. In many cases, bodybuilders avoid pasta, but they make mistakes. Pasta can also help to achieve ideal body mass. You can look at these tasty, delicious, and nutritious recipes and do not doubt to try them.
Italian shrimp pasta
Shrimp is rich in protein. When shrimps are purchased pre-cooked, then they require little time to prepare. You will need five minutes to prepare this meal in the morning and take it with you. From this recipe, you will get 124 calories, 20 grams carbs, 6 grams protein, and 2 grams fat. You will need 20 minutes to make it and it is for 4 servings. For this recipe, you will need the next ingredients: 4 tablespoons Italian dressing, ½ broccoli, 1 cup chopped and sliced red bell pepper, 1 oz low–fat parmesan cheese, 15 small shrimps, peeled and deveined and ¾ cup spaghetti whole–wheat pasta.
You should put water to boil in a pot and then cook pasta according to the package direction. Then, heat two of the tablespoons of salad dressing in a pan. Then, toss in shrimp, broccoli, and peppers and lightly stir fry for 2 – 3 minutes. Add these ingredients to the pasta and the parmesan cheese and enjoy in it
Chicken pesto pasta
This pasta has a reminiscent taste of pizza. Each forkful of this pasta salad will excite your taste buds and it will provide you a bounty of nutritional goodness. You can take it after a hard workout to take the advantage of the dynamic duo of protein and carbs. It can be served warm or chilled, so it is also a good option for deskbound lunches in the days to come. From this recipe, you will get 359 calories, 27 grams carbs, 31 grams protein, and 14 grams fat. You will need 25 minutes to make it and it is for 4 servings.
From this recipe, you will need the next ingredients: 1/3 cup kalamata olives, 3 cups baby spinach, 4 oz bocconcini, 2 cups cherry tomatoes, 2 cups chopped chicken rotisserie, 3 tablespoons pesto, and 1¼ cup penne whole–grain pasta. You should prepare the pasta according to the package direction in a pot of salted boiling water. Then, drain the pasta, reserve 1/3 cup of the cooking liquid, and then return to the pan. Then, toss the pasta with the pesto, stirring in small amounts of the reserved cooking liquid as needed to help pesto cling to the pasta. Then, stir in olives, spinach, bocconcini, tomatoes, and chicken.
Edamame soba noodles
You can serve soba noodles hot or cold. Soba noodles are made from buckwheat and they are hearty and filling, which makes them perfect for fueling those long workouts. From this recipe, you will get 401 calories, 56 grams carbs, 17 grams protein, and 12 grams fat. You will need 15 minutes to make it and it is for 2 servings.
For this recipe, you will need the next ingredients: 1 soft–boiled egg, 1 tablespoon black sesame seeds, 2 teaspoons agave syrup, ½ lemon yields lemon juice, 2 teaspoon sesame seed oil, 1 tablespoon light soy sauce, 1 teaspoon minced ginger, ¼ cup chopped Thai basil, ½ cup edamame, and 4 oz soba noodles. You can put as many eggs as you like inside the pot and cook them in batches for more efficient meal prep. You should bring the shallow pot with a lid to a full boil. Then, cover the pot and boil for seven minutes. Then, take the eggs out of the pot and submerge them immediately in the ice water.
When they are cooled, peel the eggs and store them in the refrigerator in an airtight container until they are ready to use. Then, in a small bowl, combine sesame seeds, agave, lemon juice, sesame oil, soy, and ginger to make a vinaigrette for the noodles. Then, fill a large pot with water and bring it to a boil. Then, add a pinch of salt and then add the soba noodles. You should cook it according to the directions on the package.
Just before you strain the soba noodles, you should add the frozen edamame to the boiling water to quickly thaw. Then, strain it and immediately cool the noodles and edamame under running water. Then, toss the cooled noodles and edamame with the basil and vinaigrette. Then, transfer it to two servings bowls. Then, cut one egg in half and then put one half in each bowl.
High–protein salmon meatballs
You can make homemade salmon meatballs in just ten minutes. You will need 30 minutes to make it and it is for 8 servings. You will need the next ingredients for the salmon meatballs: salt and pepper to taste, 1/8 cup fresh-squeezed orange juice, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 cloves minced garlic, ½ diced red onion, 1 large egg white, ¼ cup crushed crackers multi-grain and 1 can drained solids canned salmon. For the topping and pasta, you will need the next ingredients: 1 tablespoon dried parsley, 2 tablespoons olive oil, 2 tablespoons low–fat parmesan cheese, 2 cloves minced garlic, and 1 lb semolina pasta.
You should coat a pan with olive oil and heat it to medium heat. Then, combine all meatball ingredients in a bowl with your hands and form the mixture into 8 meatballs. Then, sear the meatballs in the pan, turning often, until they are golden brown all around. Then, in a separate pot, boil the pasta until al dente. Then, in a separate pan, heat the olive oil, parsley, and garlic until the herbs sizzle. Then, put the pasta and meatballs in a bowl and drizzle herbed oil over the top, and grated parmesan cheese.
Cottage cheese cheesy pasta
If you are not sure what to do with those lumpy, white curds, then this recipe will help you to enjoy the cottage cheese so much that you will forget that you are eating it. You will need 20 minutes to make it and it is for 2 servings. From this recipe, you will get 534 calories, 76 grams carbs, 42 grams protein, and 7 grams fat. For this recipe, you will need the next ingredients: 1 dash black pepper, 1 cup shredded low–fat cheddar cheese, ½ cup skim milk, 1 cup fat–free cottage cheese, and 2 cups spaghetti whole–wheat pasta.
You should cook the whole wheat pasta according to the package directions. In the meantime, blend the cottage cheese and milk until they are smooth. Then, drain the pasta and then stir in the cottage cheese mixture and cheddar cheese until melted. Then, sprinkle with pepper and any other species that you desire.
Noodle–less zucchini lasagna
If you are counting calories, then the traditional lasagna is probably off the usual menu. But, this recipe is a healthy way to satisfy your lasagna craving at only a fraction of the calories and carbs. From this recipe, you will get 299 calories, 23 grams carbs, 34 grams protein, and 8 grams fat. You will need 65 minutes to make it and it is for 9 servings.
For this recipe, you will need the next ingredients: 1 tablespoon minced garlic, 4 tablespoons nutritional yeast, 1 tablespoon ground oregano, 1 tablespoon dried ground basil, 1½ teaspoon ground black pepper, 1½ teaspoon salt, 8 oz fat–free mozzarella cheese, 2 cups ricotta cheese, 2 egg whites, 12 oz tomato paste, 15 oz canned tomato sauce, 1 cup sliced mushrooms, 2 cups baby spinach, 1 chopped whole green pepper, 1 eggplant, 1 whole onion finely diced, 2 whole sliced zucchini and 1 lb ground 99% fat – free turkey breast.
You should lightly salt zucchini slices and place them in a large and microwaveable bowl. You should cover it with plastic wrap and make one small slit in the cover and microwave it for 6 – 8 minutes. You should put the steamed zucchini in a strainer to drain. Then, prepare the eggplant using the same process as zucchini. In a large pot, you should put pepper, salt, and ground turkey. Then, cook over medium heat to brown turkey for about five minutes. Then, add onion, green bell pepper, and minced garlic and allow it to sauté for five more minutes.
When meat is completely cooked then adds oregano, basil, tomato paste, and tomato sauce and mix well. When the sauce comes to a boil, reduce the heat and simmer for twenty minutes. In a separate bowl, mix parsley, egg whites, and ricotta until they are well blended. Then, lightly grease a 9×13 baking pan and preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Then, layer the lasagna in the following order: 1/3 meat sauce, 1/3 zucchini slices, ½ ricotta mixture, ½ eggplant slices, 1/3 meat sauce, all spinach, 1/3 layer zucchini slices, ½ ricotta mixture, ½ eggplant slices, all mushrooms, remaining meat sauce, ½ mozzarella, and 1/3 zucchini slices.
Then, top with the remaining mozzarella and sprinkle with nutritional yeast. Then, cover with aluminum foil and put the pan on a baking sheet, and bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes. Then, remove the foil from it and cook for another 15 minutes. Then, remove it from the oven and allow it to cool for at least 10 minutes. When the lasagna is cooled, then slice it into 9 squares.