Healthy can be both delicious and easy, even when you’re following a special dietary lifestyle, such as paleo, keto, gluten-free, or even a simple low-carb diet. Many alternative food options for traditional carbs, like pastas and breads, often fall short when it comes to taste and texture. But Liviva Foods healthy and organic pasta selection proves that you don’t have to give up eating your favorite pasta dishes to eat healthily.
Healthy Eating Redefined with Liviva Foods
Whether it’s for weight loss, to reduce risk for or help manage certain health conditions, or for overall fitness and health, one of the necessary requirements is to reduce consumption of carbohydrates, especially refined carbs. And the all-time favorite pasta is among the foods that has to go – or, at least, that should be consumed in limited amounts.
Pasta alternatives have been sprouting at supermarkets and online to cater to the needs of consumers who are on a low-carb, gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, keto-friendly, or paleo diet. A lot of people who are only beginning their healthy eating journey often fail and fall off the bandwagon because the substitutes for their favorite carbs also fail “delicious food standards.” While those who have been on the journey longer are still searching for well-known pasta satisfaction.
Liviva Foods Bean Pastas and Shirataki Pastas offer the promise of “delicious pastas for every health goal.” They can be used to make any pasta dish, with minimal preparation and delivering the same level of comfort and enjoyment of your favorite meal.
Pasta Formulas by Liviva Foods
Liviva pasta ingredients are all-natural and expertly sourced directly from their natural environments. They are thoroughly washed and dried before they’re made into pasta.
The dried beans for the bean pasta are ground to remove the skins and natural oils. The resulting powder is mixed with water to make the dough. The dried konjac root for the Shirataki pasta is also ground, and the powder is mixed with water, citric acid, and oat fiber to make the dough. The dough is then fed into a pasta extruder to produce the different pasta shapes.
The extruded bean pasta is hung to air dry; the Shirataki pasta does not require this step. The final step is the trimming of the pasta and packaging. Every package of Liviva pasta is made with minimal processing and using only the freshest, organic ingredients.
Liviva Bean Pasta
The bean pastas are as simple as they can get – made with just two ingredients: organic beans (edamame, soybean, or black beans) and water. They are loaded with fiber and deliver more than 20 grams of plant-based protein and only 5 to 11 grams of carbs per serving.
Liviva Shirataki Pasta
The Shirataki noodles are made using konjac root and deliver only 15 calories per serving. With zero sugar, it is the ideal choice for those with diabetes, who are following a low-carb diet, or are looking for a keto-friendly pasta substitute. Unlike other Shirataki pastas, Liviva’s do not have a fishy smell and are completely odorless.
All Liviva bean and Shirataki pastas are prepared in exactly the same way as regular pastas: you simmer them in boiling water until al dente, rinsed in cold water, and then served with your favorite sauce or vegetables.
Liviva Foods Nutrition
One of the drawbacks of plant-based diets is that some essential nutrients are not available in adequate amounts in plant foods, if at all. Nutrient deficiencies can become a serious problem if you don’t know how to properly fill your nutrient gap while sticking to your plant-based diet plan.
A lot of plant-based food substitutes are highly processed and stripped of nutrients. Liviva pastas undergo minimal processing and use fresh, whole ingredients that are packed with nutrients, so you can be sure that the nutrients you’re supposed to get from these ingredients are still there for your body to absorb.
Liviva Pasta Recipes
Here are sample recipes using Liviva bean and Liviva Shirataki pastas.
Edamame Pesto Pasta
1 package LIVIVA Organic Edamame Spaghetti
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 diced shallots
3 cloves gGarlic
1/2 cup reserved pasta cooking water
6 cups baby spinach leaves
1 bunch basil
1/4 cup unsweetened non-dairy milk
1/2 cup lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
A pinch of pepper
Cook the pasta according to package directions. Reserve 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid, and then drain the pasta.
Combine the baby spinach, basil, non-dairy milk, lemon juice, salt, and pepper in a food processor and process until well-blended.
Heat olive oil in a pan using medium heat and cook the shallot; add the garlic and cook until fragrant. Add the cooked pasta, pasta water, and pesto mix. Reduce the heat to medium-low and stir gently and frequently until sauce has thickened slightly. Remove from heat and enjoy.
Shirataki Fettuccine With Lemon Chicken and Spinach
2 packages LIVIVA Organic Shirataki Fettuccine
1 pound chicken breast, cut into cubes
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large minced garlic clove
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano or 1 teaspoon minced fresh oregano (leaves only)
1/2 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt
1 piece large lemon – zested and juiced
2 tablespoons butter (preferably grass-fed)
Rinse the shirataki pasta for 15 seconds, then boil for 2 minutes. Drain the noodles and place them in a dry skillet and roast them for 1 minute. Set aside.
Heat oil in a cast-iron skillet using medium-high heat. Add chicken, garlic, oregano, and Himalayan pink salt. Cook for 8-10 minutes or until chicken is fully cooked. Remove mixture from skillet and set aside.
Lower the heat to medium and add the lemon juice and butter. Once the butter has melted, add the Shirataki noodles and chicken, and gently toss together. Remove from skillet, top with lemon zest and fresh oregano, serve, and enjoy.