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There are so many varieties of pasta, and so many ways to prepare them, that I could easily eat them every day! From consistent meat sauces to the more delicate ones, the only limit is our creativity.
Among all the pasta sauce recipes, there is one that I particularly like and the best part is that it’s a healthy one! This Alfredo sauce is full of flavors and easy to make. While your pasta is cooking, just make the sauce that will coat the pasta. And then, all you have to do is to enjoy it!
In this sauce recipe I used soymilk, it provides as much protein as cow’s milk with the main advantage of not containing milk protein, making it an alternative in case of allergies to cow’s milk protein. Another difference with cow’s milk: soymilk also doesn’t contain lactose, which makes it also useful in case of lactose intolerance.
While the milk of cows contains a majority of saturated fatty acids (known for their cardiovascular adverse effects), the milk derived from soybeans itself contains a majority of monounsaturated fatty acids. And poly-saturated – two categories of fats recognized for their beneficial effects on our cardiovascular health.
Soybeans are also a source of omega 3, a nutrient we miss in our diet. Consuming soymilk would allow us to participate in the coverage of our omega 3 needs, which is very beneficial for our health thanks to its anti-inflammatory and anticoagulant properties.
Soymilk naturally does not contain calcium, yet manufacturers offer versions enriched with calcium. When they are fortified with calcium, soymilk then provides calcium content similar to cow’s milk.
There are also several other varieties of plant-based milk. You can opt for almond milk or coconut milk, just make sure to choose the unsweetened version! If you prefer to use cow’s milk for this recipe, it’s also possible.
So who said that eating healthily was synonymous with tasteless and uninteresting food? Even great family cooking classics like this Alfredo sauce can get healthier by lowering is fat content.
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