There’s rarely a moment when we don’t see Bella Hadid wearing an outfit or a pair of sunglasses we’d love to borrow — but luckily, some of her delicious recipes are easier to get hold of.
The 0ld of 25 years recently shared a video of her cooking a pasta dinner, accompanied by a faux-cheese on toast (baguette with pesto and parmesan). The colorful spaghetti dish, filled with spinach, prosciutto, pine nuts, chilli and garlic, was served with roasted vegetables, fresh from the oven.
Choosing to zoom in on the food rather than show us her face, Bella got cooking to Beyonce’s Break My Soul, a disco cooking anthem in the making.
His 5 million TikTok followers are certainly hoping for a dinner invitation after watching the video, but nutritious food is not waiting for anyone. Find out why this colorful dinner should be on the menu at your house…
So what exactly is in Bella Hadid’s pasta dish?
Let’s start with the main course – pasta. Bella added cooked spaghetti to lightly fried prosciutto, pine nuts, garlic, salt and pepper, chili flakes, basil and Parmesan cheese.
After putting that aside, she shows off her side dishes.
A mixture of roasted vegetables – carrots, peas, eggplant, onions, spinach, red peppers and mushrooms are served with small pieces of toasted baguette covered in green pesto, with more chili flakes and parmesan cheese on top.
Is Bella Hadid’s TikTok Pasta Healthy?
Bella’s dish has a wider variety of nutrients than you might think, and that’s mostly thanks to those added side dishes.
Have you ever heard of the rumor that carrots improve your eyesight? Well, that’s not a complete rumor. The vegetable is an excellent source of carotenoids, as its name suggests. Of these, about 80% are of a type called beta carotene – a compound that our body converts into vitamin A in our intestines – which is your best friend when it comes to protecting your eyes from night blindness or age-related vision problems.
For a vegan twist on this meal, peas become your saviour. Being a solid source of vegetable protein and iron, losing the prosciutto and changing the recipe won’t matter as much as without the root vegetables.
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Although Bella opted for white pasta as a complex carbohydrate to keep her full longer, she always made sure to remember her heart health – enter the peppers. Basically the powerhouse of antioxidants and packed with polyphenols, especially capsanthin in red peppers, these vegetables are one of the best for protection against heart disease and cancer.
If you’re new to the world of homemade pesto, prepare to fall in love with it. Usually made with olive oil, basil, parmesan, garlic, and pine nuts, the sauce is another tasty way to use some of Bella’s healthiest meal ingredients in a number of ways.
Pine nuts are one of the best sources of long-chain omega-3s – fatty acids that play a role in slowing cognitive declineand the superfood basil is a patron for reducing disease, stress-related memory loss damage to your gut caused by aspirin (especially ulcers).
Bella’s choice to cook her side vegetables with oil is just as important as the nutritional benefits that come from the vegetables themselves. If you’ve ever experienced a sugar spike after eating pasta, you’re not alone.
Simple carbs, like white pasta, are one of the biggest contributors to increased blood sugar, especially if you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes.
The fats and fiber from cooking Bella’s side vegetables in oil help combat that sugar spike while keeping the meal delicious.
Is it worth trying this recipe yourself?
Absolutely. Bella’s recipe combines some of the tastiest flavor combinations and uses some of the healthiest ingredients around.
With the added side dishes, the model made sure to keep nutrition at the center of the food, even with pasta as the main meal.
We love seeing our favorite celebrities get creative with their wellness, and Bella’s recipe is sure to cook up a storm for us. It’s official, we’re obsessed.
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