Thursday, January 11, 2007

tomato pasta with brocoli

Pasta is one of the easiest and fastest meal to cook! Luckily, making it healthy is also a cinch! Try one or more of the followings to improve the nutritional profile of your favorite pasta:
  • try whole-wheat pasta
  • add veggies
  • sneak in garlic to boost the flavor
  • choose low-fat cheese like part-skim mozzarella
  • use only a small amount of tastier cheese like parmesan
  • prefer tomato-based sauce to cream-based sauce

Garlicky vegetarian pasta

4 servings

.4 cups whole-wheat dry pasta
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup sun-dried tomatoes
12 garlic cloves
4 cups brocoli chopped
2 cups tomato sauce
1/4 cup fresh basil
1/2 cup part-skim mozzarella
1/4 cup parmesan
  1. Cook the pasta.
  2. Hydrate the sun-dried tomatoes with boiling water at leat 15 minutes. Drain and chop.
  3. In a large saucepan, heat the olive oil and cook the sun-dried tomatoes, garlic, and brocoli. Add the tomato sauce and heat until hot. Add the basil and add the drained cooked pasta. Blend well.
  4. Serve with cheese.

Nutrition facts for 1 serving : 450 cal, 11 g fat, 3 g saturated, 82 g carbs, 5 g fibers, 19 g protein

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