PASTA AND RICE – Without the Calories – takes all the hassle out of eating carbs the low cal way.
Very few things are as comforting as a large bowl of freshly cooked pasta or steaming hot risotto, but dishes high in starchy carbohydrates, perhaps teamed with a creamy sauce, can be hideously high in calories and are the last thing you need when you are trying to lose weight.
In this book, I’ve taken classic pasta and rice dishes and given them a healthy makeover. I’ve reworked the ingredients to reduce the number of calories as much as possible, while still keeping the flavour and appeal of the original. You’ll find that these recipes have been re-balanced to contain more fibre-rich vegetables, lean protein and less fat. You can add even more fibre by using wholemeal pasta and brown rice rather than white, but you’ll need to adjust the cooking times accordingly.
I’m not going to make rash promises about how many pounds you will shed, but I do know that when it comes to losing weight, finding foods that give you pleasure and fit into your lifestyle are the key to success. When you eat well without obsessing over rapid weight-loss, it’s easier to relax and lose what you need to comfortably- and safely.
To help everyone enjoy these reinvented dishes, I’ve used easy-to-find ingredients and given clear, simple cooking instructions. There’s also freezer information included where appropriate, so you know which dishes you can store safely for another day. If you’re already following a diet plan, you’ll find additional nutritional information at the back of the book that’ll help you work my recipes into your week.
And, if you’re stuck for inspiration and have a few pounds to lose, try my 123 Plan. It couldn’t be easier.