Pasta is a staple of nearly every culture around the world. Pasta originated in China centuries ago and was adopted by Mediterranean cultures through trade between the regions. Maybe the most renowned for their pasta is the Italian culture. Everybody has had spaghetti and meatballs at some point in their life. Pasta has so many different shapes and sizes and recipes that anybody can enjoy it. Giorgio’s by the Merrimack premium outlets has 18 different kinds of pasta on their dinner menu alone! Here are 4 reasons to eat more pasta.
Pasta is a bargain when you think about it. It’s a meal that fills you up quickly and keeps you fuller longer. Because of that, you spend less money on food. On top of that, there only a handful of ingredients that go into pasta: flour, egg, salt, and water. All of these are easily so pasta dishes stay cheap. Even the delicious dinners at Italian restaurants tend to be the cheaper dishes on the menu.
There are oodles of health benefits to eating pasta. Almost every diet you can think of include pasta as an approved food group. Pasta is a carb so it gives the body long-term energy in a serving. This keeps you going throughout the day and into the next day. Being low in sodium, it’s good for people with high cholesterol and heart problems. The folic acid in pasta is good for women planning on having children or are currently pregnant. To top it all off, pasta is low in fat, though the sauces and other ingredients added to pasta may not be as low in fat.
The best thing about pasta is that it can go with anything. It goes well with seafood, red meat, chicken, creamy sauces, tomato sauces, and anything else you can think of. Aside from what you add to the pasta, there’s also the different forms of the pasta itself. There’s spaghetti, linguine, risotto, ravioli, and lasagna. That’s only the tip of the iceberg. For more pasta options, visit Giorgio’s Ristorante & Bar by the Merrimack premium outlets.
Given its affordability, health benefits, and versatility, it goes without saying that pasta is convenient. Still, pasta is convenient! When you have the urge to make it at home, you only need a minimum of two ingredients: pasta and sauce (or butter/oil if you prefer it plain). It doesn’t hurt that cleanup consists of only two pots, plates, and utensils. Want to know what makes pasta even more convenient? Having other people cook it for you. At Giorgio’s Ristorante & Bar, you can find almost any kind of pasta you can imagine.
With all of these benefits to eating pasta, go out and order a pasta dish near you. For great pasta and other Italian and Mediterranean dishes, head to Giorgio’s Ristorante & Bar by the Merrimack premium outlets.