What is the healthiest way to cook spaghetti?
Cook it al dente
Some say that al dente pasta is better for you, because the starches don’t break down as much as they do in fully cooked pasta, making it healthier.
What to add to spaghetti to make it healthier?
Start with a healthy base of whole-grain pasta, and then pile on veggies like spinach, onions, peppers, squash, zucchini, eggplant, peas, mushrooms, and broccoli. You can lightly sauté or steam vegetables that have been cut into chunks or strips, and then toss them in after you cook pasta or add them to homemade sauce.
What kind of pasta is Mediterranean?
The Mediterranean diet encourages upping your intake of vegetables, legumes, whole grains, spices, herbs, seafood, and extra-virgin olive oil. Whole wheat or whole grain pasta is considered whole and can be part of a Mediterranean diet. Chickpea pasta is also present in Mediterranean pasta recipes.