June 27, 2012
Pumped-up pasta is an easy way of adding nutritional value to an week night dinner.
1 Jar of Preferred Pasta Sauce
3-4 Veggies finely chopped such as: onion, zucchini, green/red pepper, carrots, etc
Box of Spaghetti- Whole Grain
Boil pasta according to package directions. Be sure to watch the portion sizing. The average spaghetti package contains 8oz. The proper portion for one is only 2 ounces
Saute the vegetables in 1 tsp of olive oil. If you are using onions, add them first and allow them to cook for 3-4 minutes before adding the other vegetables. Saute for 3-4 minutes more and then add the entire jar of pasta sauce and allow it simmer at a low temperature for 15-20 minute while covered. Serve sauce over pasta. To make this meal complete, add protein! Top sauce with some grilled chicken breast or turkey.