I love pasta and fancied making a creamy pasta dish using mushrooms and spinach. I had lots of each to use up (I bought lots reduced!) so this garlic mushroom and spinach pasta bake is what I came up with and it was delicious!
Enjoying this pasta when dieting
Budget shopping tips for the garlic mushroom and spinach pasta bake
I try to ensure all of the recipes I make are accessible to everyone. By this, I mean that they do not use obscure hard to find ingredients.
I also believe that recipes should use as few ingredients as possible and avoid expensive ingredients. We would all much rather spend money on holidays than expensive ingredients wouldn’t we?
Buying herbs and spices in bulk is something I really recommend. It can save a lot of money in the long term but also mean you never run out! I find putting them on Amazon subscribe and save helps too!
Shopping around to see which shops have offers on your usual products can make a big difference to your weekly shopping bill. Additionally don’t forget to check out the yellow sticker reductions and freeze what you can.
Frozen vegetables are nutritionally just as good as fresh usually so do keep an eye for those too to save money.
Do you have any particular frozen vegetables you love? Do share them with me it is always nice to hear people’s recommendations.
This recipe is easily made with frozen spinach if you prefer as it is often much cheaper. Frozen mushrooms are not as good as tend to be quite watery but if you drain off the water when cooked they would be just as good.
Why you need vegetables to lose weight
Everyone knows vegetables are good for you, don’t they? They are healthy and filling for very few calories!
The best vegetables are those with low-calorie density. Basically, we are talking about healthier vegetables – potatoes don’t count but butternut squash is much healthier for example!
This means if you eat 100g of spinach, for example, it is just 23 calories and obviously, 100g of anything would fill you up significantly. On the other hand, 100g of crisps, which would be just as filling, is around 536 calories!
Find more tips about the best vegetables for weight loss.
What is Quark?
It is a soft cheese made with skimmed milk. It’s rather like Philadelphia in its consistency and, due to the fat-free aspect of it, there is little flavour. Because of this, quark on its own is not often enjoyed.
More healthy recipes you might like
For more pasta-based recipes for all the family check out my ultimate pasta recipe post.
If this healthy mushroom and spinach pasta bake recipe has made you realise you should use quark more and are looking for more recipes with it check out my ultimate quark recipe list here.
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A tasty garlic mushroom and spinach pasta bake recipe which is full of flavour and so tasty. You can also cook it dirrectly in the pan for a quicker option.
1. Preheat the oven to 200°c and boil pasta in a large pan according to packet instructions and drain.
3. Make the stock using the 200ml of boiling water and stock pot.
5. Sprinkle the remaining 60g of cheese over the top and bake in the oven for 30 minutes or until golden on top and hot throughout.
Keywords: Slimming World, pasta, syn free, low syn
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