You know, it is said that women who eat whole grains tend to weigh less. Health claims come at us left and right. I decided to look up that claim and I found the following from the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition:
Increasing whole-grain intake is associated with lower VAT in adults, whereas higher intakes of refined grains are associated with higher VAT.
(VAT = visceral adipose tissue. That is the belly fat that is bad.)
That’s enough reason for me to start eating lots of my Asian Garden Pasta Salad that I made using Hodgson Mill‘s Whole Wheat Angel Hair Pasta. Made with whole wheat pasta and broccoli slaw, it is a delicious way to consume whole grains and veggies.
This pasta salad is quick and easy to make. It only takes 3-5 minutes of boiling for the angel hair pasta to be cooked.
The addition of a homemade dressing, some chopped green onions, a bag of broccoli slaw and some slivered almonds convert a basic Italian noodle into a delectable Asian dish. I added 6 oz of cooked, chopped chicken to make it a meal.
A nice thing about this dish is that it can be eaten immediately after being made or can be refrigerated for later. It would be a nice meal for company. You can make it, refrigerate it, and do the dishes before company comes. They will never know that it was quite simple to make.