Pasta in any form at any time of the day for any meal is always welcome!!
I just love pasta and especially if it is mixed in some unique homemade sauce like Carrot Sauce!!
Yum! Yummy! Divine! Can’t express my happiness enough!
I had some baby carrots lying in my refrigerator which I wanted to use up and also wanted to add this nutritious veggie into my meal so that my diet for that day would be a balanced diet. Yes, you can think of me as a freak or insane that I try to eat balanced nutritious diet every day. 🙂 . I was tired of the same old tomato sauce and I always avoid white sauce because it’s just too fattening. I was craving for a creamy sauce though and at the same time I was trying to cut down on my cheese consumption.
Do you know my secret? I am a big cheese fan!!
That day I already had my quota of cheese so there was no scope of adding extra cheese in my meal. With that thought I put the carrots in a grinder and cooked all the ingredients. By the time Carrot Sauce was ready I realized it was the perfect sauce that I wanted for my pasta meal. My day was made and my dinner was my favorite!! 🙂
I tossed the Penne pasta into the carrot sauce and took a bite of it.
Penne in Carrot Sauce tasted out of this world. It was creamy without any cream, it had no oil, it did not require any cheese and it was full of fiber and protein.
I know you all must be questioning that how can I say pasta recipe to be healthy? We can make pasta dish healthy by selecting the right pasta for ourselves. I always choose 100% whole wheat/100% whole grain pasta. The word 100% is very important because there might be a possibility that if 100% is not mentioned on the package white flour might be mixed in great quantity. I also sometimes choose spelt pasta or quinoa pasta or brown rice pasta. Just make sure to read the ingredients label that there is no white flour mixed in the pasta. Also I was able to lighten up my pasta dish by creating this Carrot Sauce. This sauce consists of protein, fiber, good fats, omega 3 fatty acids and no oil/no butter/no cream. 🙂