Pasta pairs well with the recession. Food analysts are calling pasta the “least expensive center of the plate item you can have” and a cost effective option for keeping your food budget in line.You can feed a family of four a pasta based meal for about $5-$10 dollars. According to the National Pasta Association, the nutritional value of a 1/2 cup serving of cooked pasta (spaghetti) contains a mere 99 calories, less than half a gram of fat and less than 5 milligrams of sodium.
Don’t let the recession keep you from eating well. As busy families search for healthy, satisfying, easy to prepare food that stimulates their appetites as well as the economy, authentic Italian pasta is the perfect choice.
Our grandparents knew that pasta was the perfect food for hard times. During the early 1900’s the traditions for making and eating pasta were brought to the tables of America by Italian immigrants who knew what it was like to feed a family on a budget. Oral and written histories are full of recollections of European immigrants “struggling to make ends meet”. Yet every meal prepared at those tables was fresh, vibrant and nourishing. Grandmothers taught the traditions of casalinga. homestyle cooking with recipes that have stood the test of time and pasta soon moved out of the Italian kitchen to become a staple at tables throughout the world.
You don’t have to settle for processed foods with empty calories to save time and money, rediscover pasta and – Mangia Bene!