At Sardella’s we’ve noticed that sometimes people forget that we serve more than just pizza and wings, and hey – we can’t blame anyone, it’s literally part of our name! While we encourage you to indulge in a gourmet pizza in Peoria at the end of a long week or chow down on some delicious wings during a big game, but don’t forget that we also offer other menu items including salad, calzones, and pasta!
Pasta is the perfect foundation for a healthy, nutritious, and delicious meal; current dietary guidelines call for up to 65% of daily calories to come from carbohydrates, such as pasta. It offers a number of positive health benefits, in addition to offering glucose, an important fuel for your brain and muscles. Especially when combined with antioxidant rich tomato sauce and protein packed cheese pasta can easily become a complete, balanced meal. Some of the nutritional benefits of pasta include:
Folic Acid – An important nutrient, especially for women, enriched pastas are fortified with Folic Acid. A single serving of pasta offers approximately 25% of the recommended daily value, about 100 micrograms.
Low Glycemic Index – Foods with a low glycemic index do not cause blood glucose, also known as blood sugar, levels to rise quickly, an important factor for those with diabetes.
Cholesterol Free & Low Sodium – Pasta is cholesterol free and many varieties are very low in sodium. Per cup, pasta is enriched with several B-vitamins, iron and just one cup can provide up to 25% of the daily fiber requirement for an adult.
Complex Carbohydrate – Unlike simple sugar that offers a quick boost of energy, followed by a crash, pasta helps sustain energy. The complex carbohydrates is pasta provide a slow, regulated release of energy, helping you go about your day without feeling tired.
Pasta makes the perfect delivery system for many of the vitamins, minerals, and carbohydrates that your body requires each day. Pair pasta with a variety of protein packed foods on the Sardella’s menu such as chicken parmesan, Italian sausage, or meatballs and create a meal that you can feel good about.
While we never encourage you to give up on the classic pizza and wing combo, consider trying a serving of spaghetti and meatballs during your next visit to Sardellas’s in Phoenix or Peoria. Our menu includes delicious pasta dishes like rigatoni, spaghetti, and ravioli. For the full Sardella’s menu and to learn more about what makes us a top Arizona pizza place, visit www.sardellaspizza.com.