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Introduction

About this recipe

Mung bean fettuccine is a good alternative traditional white pasta if you are healing your gut. I’m a bit of a ‘gluetard’ as they say, I try to avoid it as much as I can if I don’t want to feel bloated and sluggish. Ingredients like white flour act like a sticky thick glue in my gut. It slows my body and brain, but not in a good way, do you know what I mean?

It took me years to figure out how much the food I eat impacts me. Food for me gives an emotional comfort which I’m still learning to overcome and change (yes I’m not perfect). I eat pretty healthy but still have my slips ups. I have found tea and mindfulness have been big components in helping me to see how food affects me.

bo with mung bean Fettuccine

Why Mung Bean Fettuccine?

It’s no secret that I like to test new and interesting things in the kitchen, so when I came across mung bean fettuccine years ago I had to give it a try. With an Asian background mung beans have always been there and something I’ve never appreciated until I grew up. I also like to sprout them and add them to salads (one of the easier ones to sprout).   

I like this as an alternative because it’s not only gluten-free, but vegan, organic and so easy to prepare and all you need is hot water a bowl and plate. Best of all you don’t feel that heaviness after eating it as you would a pasta meal – so yes very awesome indeed!

How do I cook mung bean fettuccine?

What a great alternative to pasta, so perfect for those of you that are transitioning to a healthier lifestyle. It’s also much easier to prepare than pasta, which is also a bonus for many of you. Here are the two ways you can prepare it:

  1. soak it for a few hours in water (great if you are on a raw diet)
  2. add boiling water to it and it’s ready in 2 mins.

The cost…

It isn’t as cheap as a packet of budget pasta, but I seem to be able to get 3-4 meals out of each pack.

You can get really creative with sauces and what you have it with and tailor it for either lunch or dinner meals. I also see it as a treat every now and then when I feel like something pasta-like. I think the bigger picture is not to look at the cost or how much more you can get, but more the long-term cost on your health of what food you build your cells/body with.

Making simple swaps like this to healthier alternatives is the easiest way to start eating better with the foods you love!

My Healthy Mung Bean Fettuccine Recipe

Bottom layer

  • Thinly sliced red and white cabbage
  • Julianne style carrot

Middle layer

  • Pasta with pesto

Top layer

  • Mushroom lightly fried with coconut oil and spinach
  • Garnish – dill from the garden

I love having this pasta alternative with my homemade raw pesto recipe!

INGREDEINTS FOR HOMEMADE PESTO

Raw Basil Pesto Recipe

Ingredients

• 2 bunches of fresh basil
• 1 juice of a lemon
• 1 tsp cayenne pepper
• 1/2 cup olive oil
• 1 cup cashew nuts soaked overnight
• 2 cloves of garlic
• dash of salt & pepper
• 1/4 cup water

I hope you are thinking about transitioning to the healthier lifestyle and if you want to know more about how to do this drop me an email and I can let you know how I can help you. Also, let me know if you have any other pasta alternatives 🙂

 

The Health Benefits

Mung beans are one of the healthiest sources of plant protein, so if you’re on a Vegan or Vegetarian diet they are perfect.  Mung beans are packed with nutrients as they contain a high source of manganese, potassium, magnesium, folate, copper, zinc and various B vitamins.

These tiny little beans are packed with nutrition and contain a range of phytonutrients that are considered anti-microbial and anti-inflammatory, so they will help you as part of a healthy lifestyle to boost your immunity, so your body can better fight against fight harmful bacteria, viruses, colds, rashes, irritations and more.

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Tea’s that pairs well with this dish…

MUNG BEAN INFORGRAPHIC

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