Wholewheat Pasta with Mediterranean Ratatouille
The Wholewheat Pasta with Mediterannean Ratatouille is a Mediterranean classic that is the perfect lunch option for pasta lovers looking for a healthy alternative to one of our favourite traditional pasta dishes.
This lunch option manages to be both comforting and healthy with the wholewheat pasta adding a delicious nutty and savoury flavour to the dish. The mix of different vegetables including tomatoes, courgette, aubergine, onion and basil means that this dish is a powerhouse of nutrition rich in phytonutrients and heart healthy fatty acids. This is all topped with fresh ricotta cheese that provides a rich and creamy texture.
Wholemeal pasta is rich in many essential nutrients important for human health and is high in dietary fibre important for digestive health. It is a carbohydrate rich food that are the preferred source of energy for your muscle, red blood cells and nervous system as well as providing long-lasting energy. It is high in B vitamins and minerals such as selenium and magnesium. The B vitamins are important for a healthy nervous system and energy metabolism.
The ratatouille is made from a combination of delicious, healthy and fresh vegetables meaning that this dish is high in health beneficial nutrients, vitamins and minerals. Courgettes contain significant levels of potassium important for controlling blood pressure. Tomatoes contain impressive amounts of Vitamins A, C and K. They are a rich source of antioxidants such as lycopene which is highly effective in scavenging cancer causing free radicals.
This is the perfect lunch for vegetarians as well as those looking for some meat free options and just generally trying to increase their intake of fruits and vegetables!
This lunch has a macronutrient profile of 66g carbohydrates, 15g protein and 19g fat all in a 500 calorie meal. It is low in fat and high in carbohydrates and perfect for maintaining your energy right up till dinner.
As always, each GourmetFuel dish is lovingly prepared from scratch by our Gourmet Chefs using the finest good-for-you ingredients!