This delicious dish was created by our nutritionist Thimpika – a modified version of Aglio e Olio with more health benefits and less burden on the tummy!
It's healthy and hearty, made with simple ingredients that you can find in any supermarket.
It's vegan friendly, gluten and dairy free, and of course, FODMAP friendly.
We believe that every ingredient used should serve a purpose - to nourish our body. The penne used is brown rice penne, which is high fibre and gluten free. Fibre makes you feel full and feeds your friendly gut bacteria. We added red chilli for an aromatic kick, but also for its health benefits, including boosting immunity and fighting inflammation. Finally, extra virgin olive oil is a rich source of antioxidants and monounsaturated (good) fats, which are both protective against many modern diseases,
What makes our Aglio e Olio different from the traditional recipe used in Italy is the addition of lentils and kale. Lentils are an excellent source of protein, and up to a cup is considered FODMAP-friendly! The addition of kale really helps elevate the nutritional quality of this dish, as it is packed with fibre, high in calcium (as much as a cup of milk!) and a myriad of plant compounds that promote good health.