I don’t know about your homes, but at mine, some people like to eat pasta for dinner. I can’t blame them, it is delicious and if you get hungry to dinner time, it will make you feel full with no doubt. For me though pasta for dinner is too heavy and it is not healthiest option before bed. As an alternative, a friend recommended me one of those special graters to cut vegetables in the shape of noodles.
What a great idea! So this was my first go at it! A healthier carbonara alternative to traditional pasta.
This was made with zucchini, low fat cream mixed with non-fat soya milk and English smoked bacon, trimmed of the excessive fat.
I promise you it will feel like you are doing something wrong! 😉
Ingredients (serves 2)
4 bacon rashers trimmed of fat
2 zucchinis peeled and cut in noodle shape
2 tablespoons of parmesan cheese grated
1 tbsp. of chopped onion
1 black truffle, grated
Pan fry the bacon with no fat at all, when toasted, add the onion and when this goes transparent, add the cream and milk mixture. Let it simmer for 5 minutes so the sauce gets some consistency and the flavours mix. Add the zucchini and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, serve and sprinkle with the parmesan cheese.
This dish is a bit high in fat, but since the content in carbohydrate is so low, it is not a bad options. Avoid having it on days when your other meals have been fat heavy.