For an Italian a week without bread and pasta it's almost a sentence.
Yet in many countries pasta is not a food that is consumed daily, as is bread.
We want to offer you some ideas to change yours a bit diet… but only for a week.
Carbohydrates yes, but not pasta and bread
Attention, what we want to offer you is not a carbohydrate-free diet because what we are going to eliminate, and only for 7 days, are only pasta and bread.
They will stay other carbohydrates like cereals and vegetables that will become worthy substitutes.
If you really can't do without pasta
If you are already very discouraged because you cannot live without pasta, know that there is a solution.
There is one "Pasta" practically free of carbohydrates and with very few calories that is prepared with konjac root.
It's called Shirataki o Shirataki Noodles and it has a very particular aspect: it has the shape of quite thick spaghetti and an almost transparent light color.
It is generally sold in bio shops inside containers with water to keep it hydrated, or dry as noodles.
This pasta has a very low calorie intake (about 10-20 kcal per 100 grams), has very few carbohydrates and zero gluten.
Containing glucomanno it increases in volume in contact with liquids and gives a sense of satiety even for a long time.
It can be seasoned in many ways, even possibly with an Italian tomato sauce, but we suggest you prepare it in the Asian way with vegetables sautéed in the wok and soy sauce, or cooked in ramen.
If you really can't do without bread
If the shoe is a religion for you, then let's try making bread without flour.
Is called cloud bread bread that looks like bread, but it is not because it does not contain flour.
Cloud it means cloud in English and in fact this is the feeling that you have in tasting this completely protein substitute of the classic bread.https: //www.gordon-ramsay-recipe.com/news/salute-e-nutrizione/porridge-per-una -breakfast-detox /
The ingredients are 3 eggs, 3 tablespoons of cream cheese and 1/4 sachet of baking powder.
Before starting it preheats the oven at 300 ° and then the yolks and the egg whites are separated.
In a bowl the yolks are mixed with the cream cheese and in another is added the yeast to the egg whites.
The two compounds are slowly mixed without disassembling them and then they are arranged as if they were pizzas on a baking sheet and cooked for 20 minutes.
This bread can be flavored in many ways and with all the aromatic herbs you prefer.
Ideas for breakfast
But how do you start the day without bread, butter and jam?
For the Breakfast there are no problems because the alternatives are endless.
You can eat some bowl rich and colorful with yogurt, fresh fruit cereals and dried fruit.
You can do the Porridge with oat flakes, milk or water and flavor it in many ways.
You can prepare some Crepes or gods pancakes protein only with an egg and a banana mixed together.
Finally, you can use chia seeds to bring a super light pudding to the table and you can satiate the famous pudding chia pudding, Which can be enriched in many ways.
In short, at breakfast there is really nothing to worry about.
Ideas for complete dishes without bread and pasta
We also want to offer you complete dishes that are very interesting from a nutritional point of view and very tasty that will make you forget the lack of bread and pasta for a week. Let it bet?
The secret is to always have a enveloping dressing that gives the idea of something very rich and full already only at first glance or of well-matched and combined ingredients that together create a combination of mouth watering flavors and aromas.
In short, the eye wants its part in the kitchen!
Chickpea and coconut curry
This recipe is delicious and has a creamy, spicy and flavorful dressing that will captivate you.
To prepare it, start with a pan of onion, celery and carrot. Then add some cooked and drained chickpeas (also in a jar) and cook for a couple of minutes. Blend everything with del coconut milk thick (not the one found in the vegetable milk department to be clear!) and then add the curry e a pinch of salt.
Accompany everything with del white rice, or basmati, simply boiled.
The cream that will be obtained from coconut milk with curry together with rice are a winning combination!
A recipe that adults and children like, with an ethnic, colorful and complete taste.
Cook the basmati rice and apart from prepared some scrambled eggs.
Saute a minced onion and some in a pan peas and then add gods cooked ham cubes.
Mix the rice with the other ingredients and add soy sauce and chives. Saute everything in a pan or in a wok to mix the flavors well. To be eaten strictly with chopsticks!
Savoy cabbage lasagna
Don't you want to give up a nice portion of baked pasta? We make lasagna, but without lasagna.
Instead of egg pasta we will use the savoy cabbage leaves simply blanched in boiling water.
Between one layer and another, then you can add what you prefer, such as del white meat ragout cooked with vegetables and seasoned with ricotta or bechamel, or del smoked salmon or a cream cheese.
You will get a sort of vegetable pie with the appearance of a lasagna. You won't notice the difference!
This is also a very nice idea to bring to the table a dish that looks like pasta, but it is not.
To prepare these fake ravioli you have to cut the courgettes with a mandolin getting long slices.
Then arrange 2 slices forming a cross and in the center put a ricotta filling, salt, pepper, parsley and parmesan.
Simply close the package by covering the filling and bake at 200 ° for 25 minutes with plain tomato sauce on top, a drizzle of oil and grated Parmesan.
Another clever, delicious and very light recipe that seems, but it is not.
THE cannelloni can also be prepared with i leeks which actually have a tubular shape.
Have you ever thought about it?
Cut them into cylinders and then simply fill them with whatever you prefer before informal with bechamel or ricotta like real cannelloni.
A first course that can also be an excellent second course and that everyone always likes because leeks have a delicious taste.
Instead of leeks, you can also use green leaves, such as cabbage, or courgettes dug inside and blanched in boiling water.
Rice and cauliflower pizza
We have talked about it many times and if you have not tried these two recipes yet you must immediately remedy them.
The cauliflower rice nothing else is chopped cauliflower, well drained and then passed in a pan with a dressing to taste. It has the appearance of a risotto, but there is not even a shadow of rice grains even if you seem to eat a first course.
The pizza of cauliflower it is instead a basic dough to prepare a super healthy pizza.
The consistency will obviously be different, less crunchy and soft and the flavor more intense, but we invite you to try it because it is truly an original dish.
A very rich first course and without pasta is the stuffed eggplant which can be prepared with any type of cereal inside as well as with simple meat or lentil ragout.
Cut the eggplants in half and remove the pulp. Cook it or fry it in seed oil or simply pass it in a pan with oil, garlic and cherry tomatoes. Then season with spelled, barley or quinoa with this sauce and fill the aubergines previously emptied and cooked in the oven for about 30 minutes at 200 °.
Cook everything in the oven at 200 ° adding a drizzle of oil and grated Parmesan or diced cheese on the aubergines.