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Spaghetti with fried cherry tomatoes

Nutrient content per person: Calories 368 kcal Carbs 48 g Fat 15 g Protein 17 g

Fun facts

The health benefits of cherry tomatoes:

* Ten cherry tomatoes has almost as much potassium as a medium banana with 400 milligrams. Eating more potassium-rich foods may help lower your blood pressure. A high intakes of potassium increases your body’s ability to excrete sodium, helping to improve fluid balance and lessen pressure on your arteries.

* Protecting your body from toxic substances that cause damage to your cells may help lower your risk of a number of chronic illnesses, including heart disease and cancer. Tomatoes contain a few nutrients that offer such protection, including vitamin C, lycopene and beta carotene, which are known as antioxidants.

* When you’re trying to lose weight, the key is to eat foods that keep you full without costing you too many calories. Cherry tomatoes fits that bill to a T. Ten cherry tomatoes, which is about a cup, has only 30 calories. If you’re on a 1,500-calorie diet, those 10 cherry tomatoes only meet 2 percent of your daily calorie needs.

Recipe for 4 people


Ingredients:

300 g cherry tomatoes

200 g whole grain spaghetti, dry

100 g soybean flakes, dry

80 g of vegetable cheese

3 cloves of garlic

1 tablespoon oil

10 g of green onions

5 g of iodinated salt

3 g thyme, dried

3 g lemon pepper

Directions:

Take a pot, add half a liter of water and bring to the boil. When the water boils, add whole grain spaghetti. Boil for 10-15 minutes, or see package instructions. At the same time cut the cherry tomatoes in half. Heat the pan on the stove with half a tablespoon of oil. Add the soybean flakes and 200 ml of water to the hot oil. Fry until the mass is similar to minced meat, takes about 5-7 minutes. When the flakes are browned, add the half tomatoes to the pan. Fry the tomatoes for 5 minutes and then add half a teaspoon of salt, lemon pepper, and thyme. Fry the tomatoes for another 5 minutes and then turn off the stove. The spaghetti should be ready now. Strain the water and rinse under cool water to prevent the spaghetti from cooking. Chop the garlic, green onions and grate the cheese. Place drained spaghetti in a pan. Mix all together, then add half a tablespoon oil, garlic and green onion. To serve, place the pasta dish on a plate and sprinkle with grated cheese. Enjoy instantly. Bon Appetit!

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