Here is a hearty and healthy pasta recipe! Pasta is a rich and satisfying dish and is naturally high in complex carbohydrates, a storehouse of energy. To get more health benefits use whole-wheat or vegetable versions of pasta. We all know kids love pasta but not vegetables. To encourage them to get the benefit of a variety vegetables, we combined vegetables with pasta in a dish that sure to become a kid favorite. Lots of vegetables add a healthy dose of vitamins!
12 Ounce of your favorite pasta
2 Zucchini, diced
4 Cloves of garlic
2 Tablespoon minced peeled fresh ginger
1 Small red bell pepper
2 Cups chopped onion
2 Cups chopped mushroom
Salt, as you wish
Black pepper, as you wish
1/2 Tablespoon turmeric
2 Cups broccoli florets, chopped into bite sized pieces
1 Cup chopped parsley
1 Cup chopped kale
2 Tablespoon vegetable oil
4 Tablespoon olive oil
A jar of Alfredo sauce, or if you would like to stay healthier you can eliminate Alfredo sauce and just add more olive oil and/or Parmesan cheese.
Bring water to boil and add salt. Italians know how to prepare pasta. They say NEVER add pasta to boiling water until everyone’s nearly ready to eat.
Meanwhile, chop the zucchini, garlic, mushroom, onion, ginger, and red bell pepper and put in a saucepan
Add some black pepper as you wish
Add a pinch of turmeric
Add oil and stir-fry over high heat, until it begins to soften.
Add broccoli, parsley, and kale to the pan and fry for 2 more minutes.
Whisk olive oil and Alfredo sauce into the vegetables, stir for 1 minute. Your sauce is ready.
Toss pasta, and sauce in your heart-healthy fiber plate. Buon appetite!
Feel free to remove any ingredient you don’t like or add what you like. It is so much fun when you have control over your cooking.
Wine? Only for kids over age 21.
Love? Can also protect the heart.
Exercise? Get at least 30minutes of moderate activity a day.
A bath, a book, a movie, a phone call to a relative all are so much fun.
Now time to floss and brush your teeth!