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Healthy pasta with asparagus (high protein)

  • Vegetarian Diet

    Diet based on cereals, pulses, nuts, seeds, vegetables, fruits and other animal foods such as honey and eggs. Excludes meat, fish, mollusks.

  • Nuts Free Diet

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  • Low in Sugars Diet

    Limits all sources of added sugars and encourages the reduction of high-carbohydrate (high glycemic index) foods. A claim that a food can be classified as LS can be made when it contains less than 5 gr of sugars per 100 gr of solid food or 2.5 gr of sugars per 100 ml of liquid food.

Healthy pasta with asparagus (high protein)


  • In a pot with boiling water add salt, the spaghetti, and boil according to the packet’s instructions.
  • Place a frying pan on heat and add 2-3 tablespoons olive oil.
  • Cut the onion into slices, finely chop the garlic, and add them to the frying pan. Add the thyme, the grated ginger, and sauté.
  • Bend the asparagus and, at the point where it breaks, that means this is where the tender part is divided from the hard part. Keep the tender part of the asparagus.
  • With a peeler, peel the bottom part of the asparagus. Cut it into three pieces and boil it into the pot with the spaghetti for 1-2 minutes.
  • Remove the asparagus with a slotted spoon and add it to the frying pan with the rest of the ingredients.
  • Add the cream cheese, 3 ladlefuls of the water where the pasta is boiling, and mix with a serving spoon until the cream cheese is well dissolved.
  • Drain the spaghetti, add them to the frying pan, and mix.
  • Remove from the heat and add the mint and basil finely chopped, pepper, and the lime zest.
  • Serve with the mint and basil leaves, pepper, and the olive oil.
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Nutrition information per portion

Calories (kcal)
16 %


Shows how much energy food releases to our bodies. Daily caloric intake depends mainly on the person’s weight, sex and physical activity level. An average individual needs about 2000 kcal / day.

Total Fat (g)
6 %

Fatty Acids

Are essential to give energy to the body while helping to maintain the body temperature. They are divided into saturated "bad" fats and unsaturated "good" fats.

Saturated Fat (g)
7 %

Saturated Fats

Known as "bad" fats are mainly found in animal foods. It is important to check and control on a daily basis the amount you consume.

Total Carbs (g)
19 %


The main source of energy for the body. Great sources are the bread, cereals and pasta. Use complex carbohydrates as they make you feel satiated while they have higher nutritional value.

Sugars (g)
7 %


Try to consume sugars from raw foods and limit processed sugar. It is important to check the labels of the products you buy so you can calculate how much you consume daily.

Protein (g)
36 %


It is necessary for the muscle growth and helps the cells to function well. You can find it in meat, fish, dairy, eggs, pulses, nuts and seeds.

Fibre (g)
18 %


They are mainly found in plant foods and they can help regulate a good bowel movement while maintaining a balanced weight. Aim for at least 25 grams of fiber daily.

Sodium (g)
15 %


A small amount of salt daily is necessary for the body. Be careful though not to overdo it and not to exceed 6 grams of salt daily

*Based on an adult’s daily reference intake of 2000 kcal.

*The nutritional chart and the symbols refer to the basic recipe and not to the serving suggestions.

*To calculate nutritional table data, we use software by Nutritics logo

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