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These Carbonara Dirty Fries From Morrisons Sound Delicious

These Carbonara Dirty Fries From Morrisons Sound Delicious

If you are always struggling to choose either a plate of tasty chips or a big bowl of pasta, then Morrisons has created a carb-overload to answer all your food-woes.

The supermarket's dirty carbonara fries combine the delicious, creamy pasta sauce with crispy potato chips. Sounds like it's enough to put you in a food coma!

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Credit: Morrisons
Credit: Morrisons

Morrisons' tasty treat is topped with bacon lardons, regato cheese as well as some parsley, and are chucked into the oven to bake, creating cheesy, yummy goodness.

Taste of America Dirty Carbonara Fries cost just £2.50 and serve two people, although we could probably finish them in one sitting ourselves.

Credit: Morrisons
Credit: Morrisons

These are pretty calorific though, as there is 294 calories in just half a pack. They'll be worth it though!

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However, you could just throw caution to the wind, as some scientists think pasta can actually make you lose weight. Obviously these are just chips topped with pasta sauce, but that is besides the point.

The study, which was published in BMJ Open, looked at the impact of eating pasta on body weight and BMI on 2,488 participants.

Those taking part ate just more than three portions of pasta a week, while also enjoying a low-GI (low glycaemic) diet. Sounds pretty dreamy to us!

Generally, pasta has low-GI which means that blood sugar levels are increased at a slower rate than other carbs, like white bread.

The researchers discovered that those who ate pasta as part of a low-GI diet actually managed to lose small amounts of weight.

Lead author of the study, Dr John Sievenpiper, said: "The study found that that pasta didn't contribute to weight gain or increase in body fat.

"In fact analysis actually showed a small weight loss."

He continued: "So contrary to concerns, perhaps pasta can be part of a healthy diet such as low-GI diet.

"In weighing the evidence, we can now say with some confidence that pasta does not have an adverse effect on body weight outcomes when it is consumed as part of a healthy dietary pattern."

Applies to chips and pasta sauce, right?

Featured Image Credit: Morrisons

Topics: Tasty, Tasty Food, Pasta, Food And Drink, Morrisons

Rachel Andrews

Rachel Andrews is an NCTJ trained Journalist at PRETTY52. She specialises in Fashion and Beauty Journalism, and has experience at a range of online and print publications and joined the team in 2017. Contact her - rachel.andrews@pretty52.com

 

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