Diet foods never have to be boring and there is also no reason why you have to cut out your favourites, even if you are on a 5:2 fast day. As long as you are inventive in the kitchen then almost anything is possible and my 5:2 diet seafood pasta shows that it is possible to have a pasta meal packed with flavour but not filled with calories.
It can be easy to simply cut out foods such as pasta on a 5:2 fasting day because we instantly think that it will be high in calories but the truth is that pasta is very filling and it is usually the sauces that we pile on the top of pasta that pile on the pounds and not the pasta itself.
In this healthy seafood pasta recipe you get all the comfort of eating a pasta dish but because it is not a cream or cheese based sauce with this seafood pasta recipe you do not have a huge calorie count making it ideal for a 5:2 fast day.
Seafood can be so varied and it is worth trying out different types to see what your favourites are but if you are unsure then this recipe is a great way to experiment as I like to use a bag of mixed frozen seafood from the supermarket for this seafood pasta recipe.
If you are already confident with seafood then you can pick out your own favourites to use in this seafood pasta recipe instead.
To make the recipe as simple as possible I use a can of chopped tomatoes but if you have the time to cook and peel your own fresh tomatoes then of course tis would be a wonderful flavour boost!
This seafood pasta recipe is so easy it can be made in minutes and it is sure to be a favourite with the entire family so give it a try!
- 1 red onion
- 2 cloves of garlic
- 1 tin of chopped tomatoes
- 1 litre of vegetable stock
- 300g of spaghetti or dried past of your choice
- 240g frozen mixed seafood
- Small bunch of fresh parsley
- 1 lemon
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Prepare the onion be slicing finely and crush the garlic cloves
- Place the onion and the garlic into a frying pan and heat them until they begin to turn golden
- Add to the pan the tin of tomatoes and the pour over the vegetable stock
- Let the mixture in the pan come to the boil then add in the dried pasta and reduce the heat to a simmer
- Make sure to keep on stirring the pan to stop the pasta from sticking and season with salt and pepper
- After about 7 minutes add in the frozen seafood mix to the pan and allow to cook for another 3 or 4 minutes
- Let the seafood heat up and the pasta cook through and then serve between four plates
- Finely shop the parsley and sprinkle over the top of each plate
- Cut the lemon into quarters and place one on the side of each dish before serving
Total calories per serving: 340 calories