A quick & delicious way to enjoy a healthy pasta meal.
By posting this recipe I am entering a recipe contest sponsored by the National Pasta Association and am eligible to win prizes associated with the contest. I was not compensated for my time.
The month of October (my personal favorite month BTW) seems to be a time to celebrate a lot of fun events with the coming of fall and Halloween. It's also an inspiring month as Americans around the nation join together to celebrate breast cancer awareness. It's also Domestic Violence Awareness Month and Health Literacy Month, two other very important causes. (When I worked in health promotion, we were really busy in October.)
But there are some other light-hearted celebrations that take place in this glorious month that you may not be aware of. For instance:
- Mad Hatter Day was October 6th. Why the 6th? The Mad Hatter had a slip of paper in his hat that read 10/6. Ha!
- International Moment of Frustration Scream Day is October 12th. If you just can't seem to shake off a weird noise following you around all day, this will explain it.
- Evaluate Your Life Day is October 19th. I probably need to do this on more than one day a year.
And lastly, October is National Pasta Month! Can you believe there is a whole month to celebrate the food pasta?!
Well then, let's celebrate then with a delicious pasta dish! The Recipe Redux challenged me and all the other Reduxers to come up with a pasta recipe that is healthy and satisfying. I had to jump in on this contest because we eat pasta frequently in our home. It's an affordable ingredient that, thanks to all the great whole wheat options, is nutritious too. I always try to pair pasta with LOTS of vegetables and a lean protein to balance it off an make a complete meal.
So the recipe I have for you is...