Barilla’s New Legumes Pasta

It is very crucial for us nowadays to follow a nutrient-dense diet that helps nourish our body and provide valuable health benefits.  And what’s better than Legumes to provide all that?

Today, I’m introducing you to Barilla’s new legume pasta instead of wheat pasta, which I personally think is revolutionary. 

When most brands introduce a new vegetable-based product, it usually turns out to have a small percentage of vegetables with the majority of wheat, oil or sugar. However, barilla’s new product is solely made up of chickpeas or red lentils, which are dried then turned to pasta.

The best part is: you can say goodbye to the hours of soaking and then cooking legumes. This can be done within 7 minutes at best!

Mirna Sabbagh Adult and Child Nutritionist: Barilla's new Legume Pasta

 

Now you might ask, Why legumes?

Well, Legumes are high in fibers, proteins, carbohydrates, several vitamins and minerals especially iron, and healthy fats. This helps to create a sense of fullness, improving digestion and metabolism, optimizing the body function and supporting the body’s immune system. Also, legumes help you get your needed proteins without having to eat chicken, meat or fish.

This brings me to my recipe for Barilla’s new innovation. This recipe takes only 10 minutes, could be eaten cold or hot, and is a full plate by itself. With just a little olive oil and some vegetables, you’ll have a full plate with all your needed vitamins and minerals. It’s also perfect for those who want to stay away from gluten for certain health problems, and helps maintain a gluten-free diet without risking extra sugar or white wheat.

Its main ingredient is chickpeas pasta, and has 11g of fibers and 27g of proteins compared to 3g of fibers and 10g of proteins with the normal white pasta.

I love it, and I’m sure you will too!

 

Mirna Sabbagh Adult and Child Nutritionist: Barilla's new Legume Pasta


The ingredients used are:

  • Barilla’s chickpeas pasta
  • Asparagus
  • Garlic
  • Olive oil
  • Parsley
  • Pine seeds (optional)
  • Parmesan cheese (optional)

Instructions:

  • Place pasta in water with a little salt and let them boil for 3-4 minutes
  • Add asparagus and let them boil for 3-4 minutes
  • Aside, fry the garlic with the extra virgin olive oil
  • Add some pine nuts and fry them with the garlic
  • Pour the pasta and asparagus over them
  • Add some salt and pepper
  • Put in a plate and add some parsley and cheese on top
  • You can squeeze lemon for an extra appetizing taste.
Mirna Sabbagh Adult and Child Nutritionist: Barilla's new Legume Pasta

 

I hope you like it, and I recommend Barilla’s amazing new products!

 

Mirna Sabbagh, an adult and child dietitian, nutritionist, and lactation consultant, sees patients physically in Dubai, and also does online consultations for weight loss for adults and children, pick eating and  other services. In addition, she also has several digital courses: breastfeeding course,  starting solids 6-12 months course, child nutrition for all children including picky eaters, and also a weight loss course for adults that you can sign up for from the comfort of your home. You can also e-mail Mirna for questions on info@mirnaelsabbagh.com