Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Healthy Monster Spaghetti

In line with the celebration of the National Nutrition Month, I would like to share a spaghetti recipe with a healthy twist in a kid-friendly presentation. I know that it is very important for us mommies that our children get enough nutrients everyday no matter how picky they are, so I suggest you try this at home. I'm sure your little ones will like and enjoy eating it.






I discovered this brand of healthy spaghetti in the grocery over 5 months ago. It is considered healthy because it has real malunggay (moringa leaves) and carrot bits, high in fiber, and made with durum wheat semolina. By the way, their slogan says "Spaghealthy Goodness Without the Veggie Taste!"




To come up with monster-looking spaghetti, just slice some chicken sausages into bite size pieces, push around 6 to 8 sticks of pasta through each slice, then cook the spaghetti according to package direction. You may also use hotdogs instead of chicken sausages or whatever is available in your pantry.





My daughter with her bowl of healthy monster spaghetti. If you guys wonder about the spaghetti sauce, I simply sauteed garlic, onion and a little ground beef in a pan, added a pack of Filipino-style spaghetti sauce and seasoned it with more cheese and black pepper.

After cooking this nutritious spaghetti recipe for the first time, I realized that this monster-looking meal is not for kids alone, adults love it too! My cousin who is considering some weight loss supplements in order to trim down extra weight was able to finish a large plate. She was convinced with the health content of this spaghetti to the point of setting aside her regular less carbo diet.

That would be all for the National Nutrition Month. Stay healthy everyone!

11 comments:

  1. What a great idea with the sausage! Your spaghetti looks goo!

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  2. Wow! Ang galing naman... I recently shifted to a gluten-free diet and a malunggay spaghetti is a great option. Love what you did with the spaghetti sausage. Such a unique idea.. I will definitely try that style hehe...
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  3. Haha wow what a creative dish. With the same familiar ingredients, you have transformed a pasta for kids to become more appetizing! :)

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  4. Wow! I never thought of doing that! Thank you for sharing... I will definitely try it soon! I'll try to look also for a healthy spaghetti later. I think we also have one here in the Philippines.

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  5. I love spaghetti! You give a new look with my favorite food! ;)

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  6. Bongga. Some people found it hard to replicate that! Haha good to know possible pala talaga yan hehe

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  7. I've got to try this! :) Buying spaghetti tomorrow. I wish they have a healthy spag version here in Jakarta.

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  8. ang cute ng ginawa mo with the sausage and the spaghetti. plus points for creativity. might as well try to replicate that the next time we're having pasta at home. hehe.

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  9. The presentation of the spaghetti with the sausage in the middle looks really cool.

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  10. This is so cool! I wanna do this pronto! But won't the sausages disintegrate or something?

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