Pasta for Lunch, Dinner, and (Why Not) Even Breakfast

Pasta for Lunch, Dinner, and (Why Not) Even Breakfast

Did you know that eating pasta every day is not harmful? Here are some unconventional ideas for enjoying pasta at every meal, including breakfast, and some lunch ideas to take to work.

Pasta Every Day? Yes, Please.

Contrary to what we’ve often been told, you can eat pasta frequently. Every day? Absolutely, every day. Nutritionists explain that a daily and balanced intake of pasta is not harmful to one’s health; in fact, it provides a nutritionally balanced contribution to our diet. Pasta is one of the cornerstones of the Mediterranean diet, which is known to be a varied and balanced nutritional scheme. By eating single dishes paired with fruits and vegetables, you ensure the intake of all the nutrients necessary for the body. In this sense, pasta is the ideal food, for example, when paired with vegetables seasoned preferably with a teaspoon of extra virgin olive oil. This is surely a valid reason why the younger generations are so fond of pasta: it’s healthy, practical, versatile, and quick to prepare, satisfying all palates, even the most demanding ones.

Pasta for Breakfast!

Forget croissants, cookies, and even avocado toast; there is now a surprising idea that can make your morning wake-up tastier: pasta! Whether it’s classic spaghetti with tomato sauce, a savory carbonara, or fragrant trenette with pesto, pasta for breakfast is the new food trend in many countries, especially abroad. Why not try it ourselves? Pasta is a versatile and easy-to-prepare dish; moreover, complex carbohydrates, healthy fats, and proteins are always the basis of a breakfast that ensures energy in the morning and satiety until lunchtime. The idea may seem provocative, yet many of the ingredients used to make pasta are the same ingredients traditionally used for breakfast: flour, eggs, and olive oil. For example, the breakfast carbonara has gone viral on the web, though it should be enjoyed occasionally. For breakfast, it’s better to choose whole wheat pasta or pasta made from chickpea or lentil flour to ensure the right amount of fiber from the start of the day. To top the dish, you can choose between homemade tomato sauce, pesto, or an egg cooked to your liking (fried, scrambled, or poached) to evoke the idea of a German breakfast. And why not, even spaghetti with garlic, oil, and chili pepper.

Pasta Lunchbox Idea

With the warm weather approaching, it’s time for cold pasta for lunch at the office. Convenient to prepare the day before, placed in the fridge overnight, it has plenty of time to cool down once taken out in the morning until lunchtime. For example, pasta with mint, arugula, and olives is perfect for those following a vegan diet; or ricotta and basil, a tasty, fresh, and nutritious dish; have you ever tried Greek salad pasta? Prepare it with cherry tomatoes, peppers, black olives, and feta: an Italian twist on a traditional Greek recipe.