Sunday, February 9, 2014

Homemade Pasta Cooking Class

Healthier and Tastier! That's always been our motto in serving you, coAudrey's Lovers!

February has been known as the month of love. For the ones we love, we always give our best. So, this month come and join our cooking class at Audrey's Kitchen!

We'll introduce you to the art of healthy and simple cooking of PASTA. Making your own pasta may take a little time, but you'll find the delicious fresh taste is worth every crank of the pasta machine.

Pasta is a staple food of traditional Italian cuisine, with the first reference dating to 1154 in Sicily. Pasta meals are central to the Mediterranean Diet, not only because they are tasty, inexpensive and easy meals to prepare, but also because they are the perfect way to highlight and complement many of the other healthy foods in this diet. The New England Journal of Medicine reported that this Mediterranean Diet reduces the risk of death from heart disease and cancer.

Pasta is also a perfect foundation for healthy, nutritious and satisfying meals:  pasta is generally eaten with nutrient-dense food partners, such as fiber-filled vegetables and beans, heart healthy fish and monounsaturated oils, antioxidant-rich tomato sauce and protein-packed cheeses, poultry and lean meats.

 Pasta Fits into a healthy diet big

Pasta offers:
  • SUSTAINED ENERGY: Carbohydrates like pasta provide glucose, the crucial fuel for your brain and muscles.  Pasta is an excellent source of complex carbohydrates, which provide a slow release of energy.  Unlike simple sugars that offer a quick, yet fleeting boost of energy, pasta helps sustain energy.
  • LOW SODIUM & CHOLESTEROL-FREE:  Pasta is very low in sodium and cholesterol-free.  Per cup, enriched varieties provide a good source of several essential nutrients, including iron and several B-vitamins.  Whole wheat pasta can provide up to 25% of daily fiber requirements in every one cup portion.
  • FOLIC ACID:  Enriched pasta is fortified with folic acid – essential for women of child-bearing age.  FDA regulations require enriched grain products to contain this important vitamin.  A serving of dry pasta supplies the equivalent of roughly 100 micrograms of folic acid, or 25% of the recommended daily intake.
  • BALANCED DIET: Pasta is part of a well-balanced diet.  Current dietary guidance calls for up to 65% of daily calories to come from carbohydrates, such as pasta.
  • LOW GI:  Pasta has a low Glycemic Index (GI) so it does not cause blood glucose levels to rise quickly.  Blood glucose is sometimes referred to as blood “sugar”.
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And this is the good news ladies..... Pasta is a fat-free, low sodium food that can fit right in with your weight loss plan. One cup of cooked pasta contains just 100 calories, in addition to valuable vitamins and minerals. It also fills you up so you don’t feel hungry while trying to lose weight!

So what are you waiting for?!?!? Let's come and join our cooking class. Call +62-818 739 379 for more info and book it right away!

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