The craving for a rich Italian pasta dish sneaks up year round, but it’s common to feel heavy and digestively out of whack after a plate of spaghetti or fettuccine alfredo. This week, Chef Rich has created a 100% raw linguine that’s also 100% flavorful and 100% nutritious! Try his Zucchini Linguine to treat your body to just 390 calories per serving along with loads of fiber, antioxidants and vitamins—and zero saturated fats or cholesterol. Delizioso!
Q: Aside from the nutrients that are obviously rife in zucchini, what makes this linguine the healthiest alternative to pasta?
Instead of using whole-grain pasta to be healthier, why not go all out and make your “pasta” with real food? This recipe is entirely raw, which means your body will reap the benefits of all the living enzymes in each ingredient—the zucchini and the Portobello mushrooms—for maximum health.
Q: A dehydrator is needed to keep this dish entirely raw. What can you do if you don’t have a dehydrator?
If you don't have a dehydrator, you can use the lowest setting on your oven to get a similar result and still retain most of the enzymes. However, a dehydrator is a great kitchen tool to have if you’re a plant-based eater—it’s a great way to achieve certain textures and flavors without sacrificing nutrition.
Q: What’s an easy way to zest up the Zucchini Linguine?
The "Droasted" Tomatoes, which I’ve also shared in today’s post, are really meant to be eaten together with the linguine. Not only does it add a tangy punch to the meal, but the vivid red-orange color of the tomatoes makes everything look more gorgeously prepared!
These tomatoes are so easy to make in your dehydrator, and they’re supercharged with flavor! We recommend using small to medium-sized tomatoes, like Campari, cherry or grape. At only 80 calories for each recipe, make this to accompany any entrée to add a sharp taste and some extra color!
By no means does being healthy limit you to drinking just plain water at all times (although it’s a good thing to do). Sometimes, you just need some sweetness to quench your thirst and satisfy your sweet tooth. This tea-based herbal tea contains blueberries, raspberries and strawberries, some of the best sources of antioxidants around. Keep this in a pitcher and hydrate your body without the artificial sweeteners, syrup and other toxic substances that usually lurk in delicious drinks!
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