Lemon courgette spaghetti | anti inflammatory recipe | Flarin

Ingredients – serves 2

2 portions of whole meal spaghetti

1 small courgette

Approximately 14 cherry tomatoes, halved

Half a lemon

1 garlic clove

1 tsp chilli salt – or chilli flakes and salt

2 tbsp olive oil

Basil leaves

Lemony courgette spaghetti | anti inflammatory recipe | flarin

Method

Cook two portions of spaghetti as per packet instructions

Mix lemon juice, olive oil and chilli salt together with chopped basil leaves (roughly 6 leaves)

Add half of this mix to a frying pan and add the cherry tomatoes – cook for a few minutes on a medium heat

Use a vegetable peeler to create strips of courgette – add this to the pan with the tomatoes and cook for a further few minutes

Add the rest of the olive oil and lemon juice mix to the pan

Drain the spaghetti and stir this into the tomatoes and courgette

Season with more chilli salt and black pepper if desired

Nutritional Information

This healthy pasta dish is perfect for a summer evening!

Top Tip: It is beneficial to choose wholegrain versions of carbohydrates where possible as these usually contain more fibre, vitamins and minerals1.

Why is Fibre important?

Fibre helps to maintain good bowel health and on top of this, some fibres can reduce cholesterol levels in the body2. Slowly absorbed carbohydrates have a low GI rating (55 or below), and include most fruits and vegetables, unsweetened milk, nuts, pulses, some wholegrain cereals and bread. Research has shown that choosing low-GI foods can particularly help manage long-term blood glucose (HbA1c) levels in people with Type 2 diabetes3

5-a-day

This recipe also contributes to your 5-a-day intake; 80g of a fresh vegetable counts as a one of your 5-a-day.

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References

https://www.nutrition.org.uk/healthyliving/healthydiet/starchyfoods.html

https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/healthy-weight/why-we-need-to-eat-carbs/

https://www.diabetes.org.uk/guide-to-diabetes/enjoy-food/carbohydrates-and-diabetes/glycaemic-index-and-diabetes?gclid=EAIaIQobChMIktaKrcbc6gIViLbtCh3SAwymEAAYASAAEgJXF_D_BwE