Hello. I’m cross-posting this from F&N for more "culinary" input.
I’m trying to lose some weight, not via a strict diet that I likely won’t stick to, but by making healthy changes that I’m willing to live with long term. I’ve been thumbing through some of my favorite recipes in my mind over the last few days, and thought about pasta. I LOVE making fettucini and ravioli on occasion, but I always use whole eggs.
Would just egg-whites work? Would I need to add a little olive oil to give the pasta some fat? Would a little 1/2 and 1/2 or milk do the trick?
What do you think as far as fillings?
I figured a tasty and healthy filling would be-
Ground turkey or chicken
frozen chopped spinach
fresh chopped basil
nonfat ricotta cheese
Would you change anything? Any suggestions as far as what you’d put in as fillings?
yes, no problem using only egg whites.
here is a recipe from mario batali
2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for kneading
4 egg whites, beaten
1/2 teaspoon salt
About 3/4 cup water
that’s just to make the noodles, whatever you serve with them is on you, and is up to you. noodles are the vehicle for the sauce, any of the things you mentioned would go quite well with them…