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Healthy Homemade Pasta Recipes

Updated on February 1, 2017
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A well balanced diet is important to keep yourself your loved ones healthy. Easy to follow video recipes for healthy meals with fresh garlic

Recipes For A Healthy Balanced Diet Which Allows For Chocolate Cake And Ice-Cream To Follow:

Fresh Garlic is the best to use in your daily diet in order to obtain the health benefits of fresh garlic:
Fresh Garlic is the best to use in your daily diet in order to obtain the health benefits of fresh garlic:

What is Pasta and is it Healthy. The Health Benefits of Garlic in your Daily Diet

Pasta is a type of noodle and is a staple food of traditional Italian cuisine, with the first reference dating to 1154 in Sicily.

Pasta is a grain and can come in many forms. Pasta offers a rich source of nutrients; vitamins and minerals that can help you meet your daily nutritional needs. A balance of whole and enriched grains can help promote a complete diet, and pasta's nutritional value is further enhanced when supplemented with vegetables, tomato sauce and lean meats. Adding Garlic to your healthy pasta recipes is an added bonus to a well balanced diet.

Garlic is most well-known for its antibacterial and antiviral properties. They help control bacterial, viral, fungal, yeast and worm infections.

The Benefits of Garlic

Garlic has a variety of potent sulphur-containing compounds which are the reason for its characteristic pungent odour. Allicin, the vital compound among them, is known to have great anti-bacterial, anti-viral, anti-fungal and anti-oxidant properties.

The benefits of allicin can be best garnered when it’s finely chopped, minced or pureed and let sit for some time.

Garlic is also a reliable source of selenium. Allicin, along with other compounds like ajoene and alliin found in them also have an effect on the circulatory, digestive and immunological systems of our body and help in lowering blood pressure. Garlic in your daily diet also helps to lower your cholesterol.

Stay Healthy With A Well Balanced Diet

A well balanced diet is important to keep yourself and your loved ones healthy. Easy to follow video recipes for healthy meals with fresh garlic and herbs:
A well balanced diet is important to keep yourself and your loved ones healthy. Easy to follow video recipes for healthy meals with fresh garlic and herbs:

Garlic Pasta recipe with Homemade Chocolate cake and Ice-cream recipes to follow

Hello and welcome to my article on garlic and fresh herb recipes.

I have put together this hub about quick and easy recipes, main ingredients, fresh tomato, garlic, pasta, fresh herbs, chicken, beef, broccoli, lamb and pesto sauce.

I have also included a recipe for homemade chocolate cake and homemade ice-cream for desert as there are times when you have to treat yourself and your family to something nice.

As you can see from my profile I am a garlic lover. I love to eat healthy and because of the health benefits of garlic I put it in most of my dishes, if not all of them.

I was searching the web for new ideas for recipes for myself and my family and I came across some really useful videos that I would like to share with you.

Recipes for a Healthy Diet

Recipes with fresh Garlic for a healthy balance diet and plenty of health benefits from fresh Garlic:
Recipes with fresh Garlic for a healthy balance diet and plenty of health benefits from fresh Garlic:

Healthy Easy to Follow Video Recipes

These videos are not made by professionals, they are from everyday people, housewives, men and women who have an interest in cooking good food like myself but also like me they do not like to spend all their time in the kitchen over a hot stove.

The dishes that I am going to share with you are, like I said quick and easy, but they are also very healthy dishes.

The ingredients are mostly fresh and have lots of Health Benefits in them. So what more could we ask.

Great tasting food that is good for you and your family’s health and also tastes great.

Lower your Cholesterol with garlic in your Daily Diet

Easy to follow healthy video recipes for a well balanced diet. Learn of the health benefits of garlic in your daily diet and how garlic helps to lower your cholesterol.
Easy to follow healthy video recipes for a well balanced diet. Learn of the health benefits of garlic in your daily diet and how garlic helps to lower your cholesterol.

Pesto Sauce and Basic Tomato Sauce Recipes

The recipes in the following videos are pretty basic

  • Pesto Sauce
  • Bruschcetta
  • Pasta with Broccoli
  • Chicken Pasta
  • Spaghetti Bolognaise
  • Basic Pasta Tomato sauce

Homemade pasta Tomato sauce is great to have in the kitchen as you can make so many different dishes from it.

You can add chicken, beef, fish, lamb and many more to make a great tasting healthy meal.

You can add any fresh herbs you have in your kitchen at the time of serving and transform it into your own special recipe.

If like me you love your garlic and are aware of it's health benefits then ad as much fresh garlic as you can, not only does garlic taste great it is of benefit to your health and also helps to lower your cholesterol.

Homemade Italian Meatballs with your Homemade Pasta Sauce

The first video is of homemade meatballs and this is a great recipe to know.

You can make a batch of them and freeze them for when you need to rustle up a quick meal after a hard day’s work along with your basic tomato sauce and some freshly boiled pasta.

Oh and do not forget the bottle of nice Italian red to wash it down with.

Italian Meatballs

Pesto Sauce Recipe

The next video is of pesto sauce.

This sauce is great for all types of things. You can have with your pasta as the video shows or it is great to serve it with lots of olive oil and a basket of homemade bread as a starter.

I love to have this for lunch or as a snack when I have no time to cook a meal.

Pesto Sauce Easy to Follow Video Recipe

Video recipe for Angel Hair Spaghetti

The next video is of one of my favourites. Broccoli and angel hair spaghetti.

Broccoli is so good for you and cooked like this it tastes so good.

This recipe again is so quick and easy you will find yourself making it time and time again. You can also add different ingredients as you go along to make it more interesting.

Great for when you have left over vegetables in the fridge.

Broccoli Garlic Pasta

Easy to Follow Video Recipe for Basic Tomato Pasta Sauce

The next video is of the basic pasta tomato sauce which I spoke of for your homemade meatballs.

This sauce goes well with most meats from chicken, beef, pork, lamb and even fish.

It is a must have for your fridge and freezer and so easy to cook.

It takes no time at all and you can add different ingredients to make your own special meal.

Basic Tomato Pasta Sauce Recipe

Video recipe for Chicken Pasta

This video is for chicken pasta, another one of my favourites.

It tastes really good and the smell of the fresh herbs and garlic as you are cooking are amazing

A nice bottle of dry white wine to wash it down with and your homemade chocolate cake and ice-cream to follow.

Chicken Pasta

Recipe for Brushcetta

And the final one is bruschetta, defiantly on my top five favourite list.

This snack is great and again so quick and easy to put together.

Bruschetta comes in handy when if you are having people around and you would like to serve them some snacks.

Along with the pesto sauce and homemade bread your guest will be delighted.

Bruschetta Recipe

Homemade Chocolate Cake and Homemade Ice-cream

I have also included recipes for Homemade chocolate cake and Ice-cream.

Even though I do love to eat healthy, most of the time, there are times when you have to treat yourself and your family to something nice.

I have included a video of Homemade chocolate cake which is very easy to put together and also of homemade ice-cream. These would be my favourite deserts and after eating garlic, chocolate cake is a really good desert for afters.

I hope you get as much enjoyment from these Recipes as my family and I have. Eat healthy and stay healthy.

Homemade Ice-cream

This video recipe for homemade ice-cream in a plastic bag is so easy and the results are great.

I tried it myself a few weeks ago and it was very easy and tasted great.

Homemade Ice-cream in a Plastic Bag

Flourless Homemade Chocolate Cake Recipe

This is a great recipe for anyone who cannot eat flour or even those of us that can.

It is so quick and easy to make and taste really good.

Served with your homemade ice-cream to top it off.

Flourless Chocolate Cake

Recipe for Double Layered Chocolate Cake

Double layered chocolate cake recipe.

What more can I say. It is so scrumptious and very easy to bake.

I made it for my grandsons birthday and he made me promise I would make him another one soon.

Double Layered Chocolate Cake

Homemade Fruit Ice-cream

This is a very easy recipe for homemade fruit ice-cream and like the video says you can add your own favourite fruit to your taste.

It goes lovely with the homemade chocolate Cake.

Homemade Ice-Cream

Health Benefits of Garlic:

Easy to follow healthy recipes as part of your balanced diet. Learn of the health benefits of eating fresh garlic and how it helps to lower your cholesterol:
Easy to follow healthy recipes as part of your balanced diet. Learn of the health benefits of eating fresh garlic and how it helps to lower your cholesterol:

Eat Healthy and Stay Healthy with a Well Balanced Diet

I hope you all enjoyed the videos and maybe you got some helpful tips from them.

The health benefits of eating garlic is explained in my other hubs. I decided to put this hub in video form as I find it so much easier to follow a video than a written recipe.

Most of the ingredients used are good for your health such as garlic, fresh herbs, broccoli, olive oil, and fresh vegetables.

Remember though, a well balance diet is important but it is also as important to treat yourself and your family on occasions so enjoy also your homemade chocolate cake and ice-cream.

© 2010 Christine

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      Christine 7 years ago from Dublin

      Hi How to Answer yes the ice-cream in a plastic bag is great I have tried it and it taste's good.. And as for the chocolate cake well yum yum it is a must recipes if and when you have time... Great for birthday cakes as I am sure my grandson would agree..

      Sure give them a go and let me know how you get on..

      Thanks for your comment .. Garlic Angel :-)

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      L M Reid 7 years ago from Ireland

      Great hub. How to make homemade ice cream that video was good. I am going to give making the ice cream a go. And as for the chocolate cake lovely, the videos are great too.

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      Christine 7 years ago from Dublin

      Hi Jaypyramid good to hear from you. Yes the tomato sauce is a must for the fridge or freezer and so easy to cook. I too find it a lot easier to follow the videos rather than a cook book. It is more enjoyable.

      Sure if you "want a taste" all the recipes are so quick and easy to put together you will be tasting in no time.. Don't forget to put lots of garlic in LOL

      I made the double layered chocolate cake and it was really tasty yum yum

      Thanks again for your comment and hope to cross your path again soon... Garlic Angel :-)

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      Jaypyramid 7 years ago

      I've always wanted to know how to make a basic tomato sauce! I have loads of cook books but it is so much easier when you see someone else doing it. Only disadvantage is 'I'd like a taste'! The flourless chocolate cake looks divine!

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      Christine 7 years ago from Dublin

      Hi billyaustindillon thank you for visiting. Yes the brushcetta is a great little recipe for a quick healthy snack. Most of the videos/recipes I have posted do not take much time at all to put toghether and they are so healthy for you. As I love to cook but hate spending too much time in the kitchen these recipes are ideal.

      yes the double layered chocolate cake is my favourite. As I eat healthy most days I do like to treat myself and my family to something nice and chocolate does just that. I am under orders from my grandson to make him another chocolate cake as soon as possible as he loved it so much LOL

      Thank you for taking the time to visit and comment on my hub ... Garlic Angel :-)

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      Christine 7 years ago from Dublin

      Hi viking thank you for your comment. Yes I love watching the videos I find it so much easier to follow and love to see how other people cook in their own kitchen. Sure come back when you have time and watch the rest, hopefully you will pick up a few tips along the way.. Garlic Angel :-)

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      billyaustindillon 7 years ago

      I have to say the brushcetta is my favorite - though it was hard to pick there are so many great recipes here. I appreciate you putting it all together. Garlic is indeed so good for you. Those deserts mmmmm...

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      L M Reid 7 years ago from Ireland

      Wow I have just read this hub and watched only some of the videos of the recipes. Fantastic hub and a great idea too. I could sit and watch videos of cooking all day but better get back to my own hubs

      Congrats

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