Nutritional Facts of Baked Spinach with Spaghetti, Calories in Baked Spinach with Spaghetti

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Pastas

How many calories does one serving of Baked Spinach with Spaghetti have?

One serving of Baked Spinach with Spaghetti gives 151 calories. Out of which carbohydrates comprise 59 calories, proteins account for 21 calories and remaining calories come from fat which is 71 calories.  One serving of Baked Spinach with Spaghetti provides about 8 percent of the total daily calorie requirement of a standard adult diet of 2,000 calories.

See baked spinach with spaghetti recipe. Vibrant green spinach puree and soft white spaghetti look great against each other. Pepped up with chillies and onions and bound by white sauce and oodles of cheese and cream, baked spinach with spaghetti is a rich offering that every diner is sure to relish. Remember to serve it fresh out of the oven, else it will take on an undesirable texture as it cools.

Is baked spinach with spaghetti healthy?

No, this is not healthy. Let's see why.

Let's understand the Ingredients.

What's good.

1. Spinach (Palak) : Spinach is one of the richest plant sources of Iron and it should be part of a healthy diet for everyone.  Raw spinach is very rich in insoluble fibre, 25% having soluble fiber and 75% insoluble fiber.  Spinach is good for the heartdiabetics and eyes. Read this on the 17 benefits of spinach and why you should eat it. 

2. Onions (pyaz, kanda) :  Raw onions are a very valuable source of vitamin C – the immune building vitamin. Along with other phytonutrients from onions, it helps to build WBC (white blood cells) which serves as a line of defence against illness. Yes, it’s a source of many antioxidants, the most important one amongst them being Quercetin. The quercetin which promotes production of HDL (good cholesterol) and lowers total cholesterol in the body. The sulphur in onions act as a blood thinner and prevents blood clotting too. This in turn would lower blood pressure and good for heart diabetics. Read the benefits of onions

3. Milk and Low Fat Milk : 1 cup of milk provides 70% of the Recommended Daily Allowance of Calcium. Milk promotes strong bones. The Calcium in Milk helps to protect your teeth against gum disease and keeps your jaw bone strong and healthy. Milk is low in carbs and therefore does not raise blood glucose levels. One cup of Milk gives 10 grams of carbs.  Low fat milk has lower fat and the same benefits of milk

What's the problem?

1.Plain flour (maida) : This recipe uses plain flour or maida which is refined carb not suitable for healthy lifestyle. Maida consumption in any food should be totally avoided or just a little bit of usage as any consumption of this will cause a larger spike in blood levels which is not good for diabeticsheart patients. Read is maida good for you to understand fully.

Can diabetics, heart patients and over weight individuals have baked spinach with spaghetti?

No, this recipe is not good for diabetics, heart and weight loss. The pasta uses plain flour or maida which is refined carb not suitable for healthy lifestyle. Maida consumption in any food should be totally avoided or just a little bit of usage as any consumption of this will cause a larger spike in blood levels which is not good for diabeticsheart patients.

Which are healthy pasta options?

We suggest you have chunky tomato whole wheat pasta recipe or whole wheat pasta in low calorie white sauce recipe in limited quantiy where whole wheat pasta is used and the sauces don't contain any fat. 

Whole Wheat Pasta in Low Calorie White Sauce

Whole Wheat Pasta in Low Calorie White Sauce

Can healthy individuals have baked spinach with spaghetti ?

Yes, but use whole wheat pasta instead of regular pasta.

How to burn 151 calories that come from one serving of Baked Spinach with Spaghetti?

Walking (6 kmph)     =         45  mins
Running (11 kmph)     =          15  mins
Cycling (30 kmph)     =         20  mins
Swimming (2 kmph)     =         26  mins

Note: These values are approximate and calorie burning differs in each individual.

Value per serving% Daily Values
Energy151 cal8%
Protein5 g9%
Carbohydrates14.3 g5%
Fiber0.9 g4%
Fat7.6 g12%
Cholesterol0 mg0%
VITAMINS
Vitamin A2039.1 mcg42%
Vitamin B1 (Thiamine)0.2 mg20%
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin)0.2 mg18%
Vitamin B3 (Niacin)1.2 mg10%
Vitamin C10.7 mg27%
Vitamin E
Folic Acid (Vitamin B9)46.2 mcg23%
MINERALS
Calcium126 mg21%
Iron1.1 mg5%
Magnesium0 mg0%
Phosphorus0 mg0%
Sodium39.9 mg2%
Potassium130 mg3%
Zinc0.3 mg3%
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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