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Quick ‘n Easy Wholemeal Pasta
This recipe is so easy to make and is full of essential vitamins and minerals, including superfoods peppers, garlic and broccoli (see above). Each portion provides just 385 Kcals and only 7g fat.
Ingredients (serves 4):
225g/8oz wholemeal pasta (any shape or variety you prefer)
1 tbsp virgin olive oil
1 onion, finely chopped
1 garlic clove, finely chopped
2 x 400g tins chopped tomatoes
1 red pepper, deseeded and chopped
300g/12oz broccoli, chopped
400g tin kidney beans, drained and rinsed
8 pitted black olives, sliced
2 tsp fresh basil, shredded (or half a tsp dried basil)
2 rounded tbsp reduced fat cheddar cheese, grated
Method
1. Boil pasta until tender (‘al dente’). Meanwhile, heat oil in large pan and add the onion. Cook on medium heat until softened.
2.Add garlic and cook for 1 minute.
3.Add tomatoes, red pepper, broccoli and kidney beans. Bring to the boil and then cover and simmer for about 10-12 minutes.
4.Prior to serving, stir in the olives and basil.
Serving: Place the vegetable mix on top of your cooked pasta and top it with grated cheese.

pasta-recipeThis recipe is so easy to make and is full of essential vitamins and minerals, including superfoods peppers, garlic and broccoli (see above). Each portion provides just 385 Kcals and only 7g fat.

Ingredients (serves 4):

  • 225g/8oz wholemeal pasta (any shape or variety you prefer)
  • 1 tbsp virgin olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 2 x 400g tins chopped tomatoes
  • 1 red pepper, deseeded and chopped
  • 300g/12oz broccoli, chopped
  • 400g tin kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 8 pitted black olives, sliced
  • 2 tsp fresh basil, shredded (or half a tsp dried basil)
  • 2 rounded tbsp reduced fat cheddar cheese, grated

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About Elaine

Elaine graduated from Trinity College with a B.Sc., (Hons) in Human Nutrition and Dietetics. She gained wide experience working as clinical nutritionist in several hospitals prior to establishing her first private dietetic clinic in 1992.

Private Practice Experience
Elaine has gained vast experience specialising in providing private individual dietetic consultations for her clients in her clinics for the past 17 years. In recent years, her main areas of interest are weight management, obesity, diabetes, heart disease and nutrition and gastro-enterology.

Elaine is an active member of the INDI and was chairperson of the Irish Nutrition and Dietetic weight management interest group from 2005 to 2007.

Dietetic and Nutrition Consultancy
Elaine has provided dietetic consultancy to a wide range of industries including private hospitals, hotels and catering companies. She has designed, piloted, implemented and coordinated workplace wellbeing programmes for several prominent companies and large international corporations.