Spaghetti pomodoro

This is a dish we give to athletes the night before a long run or race. Delish, not going to cause any *issues* on the run, good dose of carbs. Serve with loads of black pepper and parmesan. A glass of milk on the side. Rock ‘n’ roll spag!
Serves: 1 • Prep: 5 mins • Cook: 15 mins • Easy 
  • 2-3 tbsps olive oil
  • half a red onion, chopped (can add a garlic clove if you must eat filthy food!)
  • half a glass of red wine – optional
  • 400g tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 1-2 dessert spoons of tomato puree
  • 1 teaspoon of sugar
  • sea salt
  • black pepper
  • 2-3 teaspoons of mixed herbs
  • spaghetti – portion size varies according to the individual and to the sauce (complicated eh?!). As a rough guide it’s 80g for women and 120g for men with this recipe – that’s dry weight.
  • fresh grated parmesan to serve
Fry the onion in olive oil, and garlic if using.

Add the wine and cook off.

Add the chopped tomatoes, puree, salt, pepper, herbs and sugar and simmer for ten mins.

Stir into cooked spaghetti and serve with grated parmesan and black pepper.

Have a nice run.
Nutrition info
Tomatoes are a brilliant source of vitamin C, which supports skin and connective tissue health as well as immunity and iron absorption. The biotin in tomatoes is good for controlling blood sugar.

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Yes! You can eat pasta and potatoes – carbs are not the enemy.
Sally Pinnegar
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