Wednesday, February 28, 2007

An Everyday Pleasure #5: Green (Pasta) Card

What makes flat ribbons of al dente fettucine worth a spot on my lunchtime radar screen?

A hearty jade-colored infusion of spinach of course!

Greener than spring foliage at the San Francisco Botanical Garden, spinach pasta is the best way to incorporate your five daily servings of vegetables (or fruit) with your necessary servings of grains and carbohydrates. Abundant in iron, cartenoids, and vitamins A and K, the healthy attributes of spinach are captured in spinach pasta, but presented in a much more kid-friendly package. Your kids will say, "Eww, green noodles! . . . Can I have some?"

There are "illusory" benefits for us adults too. Since spinach pasta is green, it can technically be categorized a vegetable. . . Right? Thus, even if you are on a low-carb diet, eating spinach pasta is a win-win situation!


  1. PE - I love the way your mind works! I tell co-workers that my brownies are good for them - eggs for protein, milk for strong bones, and chocolate to lift the sprit. Thanks for sharing your foodie finds and everyday delights.

  2. i enjoy this revelation of a win win situation! i likey the spinach pasta.

  3. Thanks Stuart Marsh, I agree that green spinach pasta is "num nums!"

    You're welcome Archivarian, and I love your brownies story! Hmm, if they are that good for me, I'm going to have to help myself to seconds and thirds of those brownies!

    Yes Pink Nest, any food that is green and tastes delicious is a win-win to me!

    Wow, I think we'd better go into business Chubby Panda! You handle the marketing, and I'll handle the tastetesting!


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