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
  • Difficulty
    Easy
Ingredients
  • 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
Instructions
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 rich source of beta-carotenes which help prevent and reduce inflammation {link blog on inflammation]. Cooking tomatoes in oil makes the beta-carotenes more available to the body and helps nutrient absorption. The lycopene in tomatoes *(particularly potent when cooked) are though to help prevent prostate cancer and to help ward off hardening of the arteries.

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