Vegetarian Pasta and Quinoa Bowl
We didn’t forget about you veggies when creating our new pasta dishes- although we think that this pasta dish is equally as tasty as our Italian Chicken Pasta and Quinoa. It also weighs 420g and is packed full of delicious superfoods (what else would you expect from Bite Club?). Below are each and every ingredient as well as the numerous benefits each superfood provides our body with.
Organic Wholemeal Fusilli Pasta
This pasta is high in B vitamins and minerals, such as copper. The benefits of consuming foods which contain copper is that it helps our blood and nervous system and also maintains healthy bones. The natural benefits such as iron and B vitamins in wholemeal pasta mean that it beats its more processed counterparts every time in a nutritional race. The iron content in wholemeal pasta is sooo good for your body! Iron is present in wholemeal pasta, and this mighty mineral is important as it helps oxygen move to our muscles and rest of our body. This is important as it keeps us energised and allows us to partake in everyday functions.
This superfood is well and truly super. It is naturally high in anti-inflammatory phytochemicals, which is thought to be beneficial in the treatment of disease. It is a complete protein, as it contains amino acids, meaning that is a perfect choice for vegans/vegetarians who may not always reach their recommended protein intake. Quinoa is a fab source of manganese, which helps control our blood sugar levels and supports our bone health by preventing osteoporosis.
These little seeds are our foodie friends, and with the presence of minerals such as Magnesium, they’re a seed you definitely want to introduce your body too. Magnesium helps your muscles to relax as well as keeping your nervous system and heart healthy. These are a great option for vegetarians because of their protein content, which vegetarians often lack in their diets. Chia seeds are a plant protein and provide all the essential amino acids needed. They are rich in Vitamin D (maintains a strong skeletal, immune and nervous system), Vitamin B (contains eight nutrients which convert our food into energy, which keeps us energized throughout the day), and Vitamin E (an antioxidant which protects your body against free radical damage).
Flax Seeds are also a great source of magnesium, which helps convert the food we eat into energy for our body. They also contain phytoestrogens, these are phytochemicals which can alleviate symptoms of the menopause. Flaxseeds also contain Vitamin B1, also known as thiamin, which helps our body access the energy in foods as well as maintaining a healthy nervous system. Manganese is also present, which helps many chemical processes in the body including energy production and supporting our respiratory and lung health.
Pesto and Pine Nuts are the dream team, but they don’t only taste good, they also DO good in your body. Pine Nuts are rich in Vitamin E , which are essential to maintain healthy skin and eyes. Vitamin E protects our skin from UV radiation and other harmful free radicals, and also defends our immune system from infection.
This super-green contains more protein than any other bean. They are also rich in Vitamin K which helps our bones absorb calcium, which lessens the risks of bone fractures and osteoporosis. They are also a fab source of niacin which stimulates your circulation and keeps your nervous system healthy.
Sweetcorn contains two phytochemicals (lutein and zeaxanthin) which can improve your vision.
Sun Blushed Tomatoes
Tomatoes are a great source of beta-carotene, this is known as a carotenoid (a phytonutrient) which our body converts to Vitamin A once digested. The nutrient Vitamin A keeps our skin glowing, and eyes sharp as it protects us from free radicals.
This superfood is a fab choice if you want to improve your digestive health. This is because of the soluble and insoluble fibre found in peas, which are essential if you want a healthy gut. They are also a source of Vitamin K, which keeps our bones healthy, as well as maintaining our cognitive health.
Broccoli is rich in Vitamin C which assists our white blood cells to fight off bad stuff such as bacteria and viruses. Broccoli is also rich in phytochemicals which protect our organs, as they act as a barrier and protect our cells from oxidative damage.
Pesto contains healthy fats, and is delicious when combined with pasta and superfoods! Basil is one of the ingredients which make up the pesto mix, and it contains phytochemicals which act like antioxidants in your body by protecting you from free radicals, which destroy healthy cells.
Being a vegetarian has never been easier (or tastier) with the Vegetarian Pasta and Quinoa Bowl- plus, it’s perfect for everyone. All the health benefits are too good to ignore, and each ingredient has a different benefit. It weighs 420g and only costs £3.45- it really is a superfood steal!