Tag: spelt

New Twists on Pasta (A Guide to Alternative Noodles)

by in Healthy Tips, September 19, 2013

spelt pasta

Whether you’re looking for a gluten-free pasta, trying to eat more whole grains or experimenting with ancient grains, you can find all kinds of alternative pastas lining market shelves these days. Here’s a quick primer.

Quinoa Pasta
Quinoa is a high protein whole grain (technically, it’s a seed) that has become very popular. The grain provides hefty doses of B-vitamins, potassium, magnesium, selenium, iron and zinc. Quinoa pasta has a nutty flavor and a dense consistency. Although quinoa is gluten-free, the pasta can be blended with other flours, including whole wheat flour, so be sure to read labels carefully.

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Katie’s Healthy Bites: Spelt’s Whole-Grain Goodness

by in Uncategorized, June 20, 2010

spelt pasta

Lately I’ve been feeling bored with traditional grains, so I’ve added spelt into my regular repertoire. If you haven’t tasted this nutritious, nutty and oh-so-satisfying grain, try it today! Here are some tips on buying, storing and, of course, cooking spelt.

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Katie's Healthy Bites: 4 Get-You-Going Breakfasts

by in Healthy Recipes, September 27, 2009

Katie's Breakfast Cookie
You’ve heard it before, and you’ll hear it again — breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Eating it kick-starts your metabolism, improves your concentration and can even help you maintain a healthy weight.  But, yes, busy schedules mean we don’t always make the time.

Your day’s first dish doesn’t have to be elaborate — just make sure it packs a powerful punch. If you’re breakfast wary, check out four of my favorite standbys for the busy workweek.

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