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Heart-Healthy Pasta Alternatives

blog-vegpasta-fbMany pastas, while incredibly delicious, are made with refined flour and stripped of important nutrients. Here are four healthy pasta alternatives that can be low in sodium, calories and saturated fat:

  • Quinoa is rich in protein and high in Vitamin B.
  • ‘Spaghetti Squash’ is made from the inner ‘flesh’ of a squash and looks similar to noodle strands. Squash has a variety of health benefits such as high fiber and potassium.
  • Zucchini can be shredded or cut into ribbons with a peeler. This is a low-calorie, healthy alternative.
  • Brown-Rice Pasta. Brown-rice pasta is a great source of protein and magnesium. It’s also a great option for those that are gluten-free.

Join Metro Heart & Vascular cardiologist Dr. Larry Diaz as he teams with Zach Zost, Metro Health’s executive chef, to prepare a heart-healthy meal and discuss heart-healthy alternatives to pasta while they prepare some of Dr. Diaz’s favorite recipes. Afterwards, you will get to sample their creations for yourself! Register for this FREE class by calling (616) 252-7117 or clicking here.

Cooking with the Cardiologist · Free Seminar!
Wednesday, November 9
6:30 – 7:30 pm
Metro Health Professional Building · The Grand Conference Room

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Cooking with the Cardiologist – Heart-Healthy Pasta Alternatives
6pm - 7pm
November 9

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