Spicy Chorizo Linguine

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I think in life you should work on yourself until the day you die” – Serena Williams

 

Pasta is the staple of any runners diet, but it should be the staple of yours too. It is even more delicious when mixed with differing flavours.

This chorizo linguine combines many differing flavours and textures. The healthy oils that are sweated out from the Chorizo whilst cooking mixed with the Linguine are a delicious combination, not to mention the flavoursome tomato sauce.

Chorizo is full of protein for aiding the repair of muscles and also for improved recovery and training. Sausages such as Chorizo contain tons of zinc, iron and minerals too as well as Protein.

The amount in this recipe is well inside the recommended amount by the British Nutrition foundation. You should limit your consumption of any meats to approximately 500g per week in total.

For a healthy diet, we should be eating a diet whereby it is top heavy towards Fruits, vegetables, pastas, cereals, oats, potatoes, pulses, legumes, eggs, milk and other calcium’s, fish a couple of times a week but seriously limiting the amounts of red meat and cakes etc that we eat.

This medditerranean diet is vital for a healthy life and especially for athletes.

People who think that if you work out more you automatically need to eat more protein and think that red meats etc and a protein heavy diet are the way forward is unhealthy.

To ensure that our bodies repair and recover adequately whilst not putting on any excess weight or damaging our muscles and bodies even more, we only need to eat the amount of protein in our diets after working out that our body weight dictates, depending on how much or active one is.

Eating more protein than your body weight or exercise levels demand can be very bad for the kidneys and organs and lead to the excess protein not needed for recovery being put on in excess fat instead.

Finally, Red wine on the odd occasion can be good for the Red blood cells.

 

112g Chorizo, chopped ( 386 Calories, 32g Fat, 0g Carbs, 24g Protein)

1 Red Onion, chopped ( 63 Calories, 0g Fat, 15g Carbs, 1g Protein)

1 clove Garlic ( 3 Calories, 0g Fat, 1g Carbs, 0g Protein)

2 tsp Chilli Flakes

37.5ml Red Wine

400g Tinned Chopped Tomatoes ( 92 Calories, 0g Fat, 16g Carbs, 4g Protein)

112.5g Linguine ( 360 Calories, 1g Fat, 73g Carbs, 13g Protein)

10g fresh Parsley ( 5 Calories, 0g Fat, 1g Carbs, 0g Protein)

 

1) Cook the Linguine according to the packet instructions

2) Meanwhile, fry the Chorizo over a low heat for a few minutes until it becomes lovely and brown and crispy

3) Then Add the onion, garlic and cook for a further few minutes.

4) Add the chilli flakes, red wine and tomatoes. Bring everything to the boil again and simmer for 5 minutes.

5) Once Linguine is done, add to the wok with the tomato sauce mixture and add the parsley.

6) Mix everything together well and serve garnished with a little Parmesan cheese.

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