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Healthy Eating Tip: Cook Pasta in Green Tea

I was perusing the October issue of Shape and found an interesting tip in one of their dinner recipes. They suggested boiling your pasta noodles with bags of green tea. I thought it was a little odd at first, but then I read that it actually makes your pasta healthier because the noodles soak up the rich antioxidants from the tea. So I decided to give it a try, adding six green tea bags to six cups of boiling water. When I cooked my two and a half cups of whole wheat penne, the green tea added a subtle earthy flavor similar to spinach pasta. Give it a try the next time you make noodles and let me know what you think.

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VeeKeeTee VeeKeeTee 8 years
a little expensive (6 packs)? but a good idea
kurnu kurnu 8 years
I tried it! I came back to this article just to rave about it. My husband loved it. I used organic pasta and just 4 tea bags. It was kind of spicy. Thanks for the cool idea.
amh amh 8 years
Nifty idea. Tazo zen is my fave too. My husband thought he was a white flour pasta only kinda guy, but we've been eating the Barilla Plus and he's cool with it. I can't eat pasta in restaurants now because I'm so used to the BP. Good stuff.
greentea14 greentea14 8 years
I'm trying this next time I make pasta !
C-Ruth C-Ruth 8 years
Definitely trying this.
sh1nynewlove sh1nynewlove 8 years
sounds delicious.. will try for sure!
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
oooh - i've never heard about this but i'm a HUGE fan of green tea (tazo zen actually) so i might have to try this. i didn't realize that the value of antioxidants and all that - but there's really something there huh?
poissondujour poissondujour 8 years
I wonder if the pasta gets caffeinated - any effect?
allinavhcnerf allinavhcnerf 8 years
this is awesome! i've never heard of it before! thank you, fit!
Ikandy Ikandy 8 years
wow....great tip!
mtiger mtiger 8 years
I'll have to try this. I love pasta, and I eat whole-grain to make it healthier. This would be even healthier!
NatashaAlexis NatashaAlexis 8 years
Thank you for reviewing this, I read that article in Shape and I was a little squeamish about the thought of it.
kia kia 8 years
Hmmm, I never would have thought this up on my own. I'll try it.
digibron digibron 8 years
That's a great idea! I don't eat much pasta but I'll try to remember this for the next time I cook some.
nancita nancita 8 years
When I first saw the headline, I thought "weird!" But I can see how it would be a nice earthy flavor. I don't really like to drink green tea but this would be a great way to get it.
Spectra Spectra 8 years
Great idea! I wonder if this would work with rice as well. I may have to try that.
ashopaholic ashopaholic 8 years
very cool!
Mariannie Mariannie 8 years
great idea!
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
This is such a cool idea. I'm definitely going to go it a try.
ajennilynrushhh ajennilynrushhh 8 years
Ooh! Definitely going to try this!
psterling psterling 8 years
Great idea! Especially since my husband and I eat pasta a lot and he's not a huge fan of multi-grain pasta (he thinks he can taste the difference, I think its all in his head).
pixelhaze pixelhaze 8 years
how cool! I have developed a taste for green tea and drink it regularly so I might try it with other teas that I don't like as much. How do you think it would go with a white or red tea?
Chikeebabe Chikeebabe 8 years
Very, Very interesting. I think I'm going to try it too!
superfoxml superfoxml 8 years
a little offbeat but I like the concept and will definitely try it!
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