Today’s lunch was once again from Annabel Karmel’s ‘quick and easy toddler recipes’ book. It was another pasta dish, this time Ham and Pea Pasta. This is another meal that I can cook fresh and serve in under ten minutes!
Here at Aston Childcare I serve up a lot of pasta based dishes at lunchtime. Carbohydrates are the body’s main source of energy. The body breaks them down to release glucose, thereby providing itself with energy. There are two main types of carbohydrates: slow burning and fast burning.
Pasta is an example of a slow burning carbohydrate and peas a slow burning vegetable.
Slow burning carbs are digested and absorbed — burned — more slowly than carbs with a high glycemic index. Eating slow-burning carbs also keeps hunger away and helps with blood sugar control.