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Low-Protein Diet Recipe - Avocado Pasta

Monday, August 12, 2019

We are taught to include a protein source with every meal, deemed as vital for warding off hunger pangs and ensuring healthy body function and whilst this is true, a high protein diet is not beneficial for everyone - especially those with kidney or liver disease. If you have been advised to go on a low protein diet or simply just want to try it out, check out this guide on low protein foods to eat low protein foods.

The benefits of a low-protein diet include an ease of workload on the kidneys and liver, extremely beneficial for those with kidney or liver issues. It also helps build protein metabolism and prevents a build up of toxic urea in the bloodstream. Here is a dinner recipe comprised of a variety of low-protein foods that can be easily added to your diet. It is also super easy to eat out on a low protein diet if you follow the recommended food list below. For the best discounts on a range of great restaurants such as Browns and Domino's pizza, visit My Favourite Voucher Codes

Key low-protein foods
Fresh fruit such as apples, bananas and berries.
Healthy fats such as Avocado.
Carbohydrates such as pasta, rice and oats.
Vegetables such as tomatoes and asparagus

Recipe idea: Avocado pasta
This meal is ideal for incorporating healthy fats (to ensure you are satiated for longer) and carbohydrates whilst avoiding high levels of protein.

Ingredients needed:
2x ripe avocados
100g of uncooked pasta
1 lemon
Ground black pepper
Chilli flakes

Step 1: Heat water in a pan and wait for it to boil. When boiling, throw in pasta and cook according to instructions.
Step 2: Slice avocado and mash with a fork until it is a smooth paste or place in a blender (dependant on how smooth you want your sauce).
Step 3: Squeeze lemon juice into the avocado paste and add a splash of water.
Step 4: When cooked, drain the pasta and put it back into the pan.
Step 5: Mix in the avocado sauce with the pasta until it is fully coated.
Step 6: Season with salt, pepper and chilli flakes and serve in a bowl.

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