Brilliant post church lunch.

I used wholemeal pasta. It takes longer to cook, about 15 minutes but it’s healthy and its glycaemic index is low too. As usual, this was made without salt.

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Step one: Boil pasta in boiling water with a table spoon of olive oil (those who want to add a bit of salt can)

Step two: Chop plenty, plenty garlic and a about 6 chilli padis and set aside

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Step three: Blanch, drain and chop spinach

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Step four: When spaghetti ready, take out from pan and drain

Step five: Heat a whole lot of garlic flavoured olive oil (yep, I LOVE garlic) and fry garlic and chilli padi until just starting to brown

Step six: Add cooked wholemeal spaghetti and spinach and heat through until thoroughly combined.
Serve and eat. If some of you find this bland, add a bit of salt if you like but I find the garlic and chilli enough flavour for me.

Take a look. Click to see larger… it looks really good.

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All done in about 30 minutes

Click “more” to see an aside on the benefits of a low glycaemic diet from http://www.glycemicindex.com:

What are the Benefits of the Glycemic Index?

Eating a lot of high GI foods can be detrimental to your health because it pushes your body to extremes. This is especially true if you are overweight and sedentary. Switching to eating mainly low GI carbs that slowly trickle glucose into your blood stream keeps your energy levels balanced and means you will feel fuller for longer between meals.

  • Low GI diets help people lose and control weight
  • Low GI diets increase the body’s sensitivity to insulin
  • Low GI carbs improve diabetes control
  • Low GI carbs reduce the risk of heart disease
  • Low GI carbs reduce blood cholesterol levels
  • Low GI carbs can help you manage the symptoms of PCOS
  • Low GI carbs reduce hunger and keep you fuller for longer
  • Low GI carbs prolong physical endurance
  • High GI carbs help re-fuel carbohydrate stores after exercise

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