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A recipe for health: Summer Spaghetti

A recipe for health: Summer Spaghetti

I thought it would be different to share a healthy recipe today.  I am a huge pasta fan so I thought my simple Summer Spaghetti recipe would be a great one to share.  You can vary it however you want and feel good about eating it because it is much lighter than a typical “red sauce spaghetti.”

Summer Spaghetti

-whole wheat pasta of your choice (I have used several different types, but I think classic spaghetti noodles work best)

– 1 TBS pasta water


-Parmesan Garlic shredded cheese (yellow bottle next to plain Parmesan cheese)

-Asiago and Parmesan cheese (I use about 1/4 cup of each)

-half lemon squeezed (or less depending how much acidity you like)

-1-2 TBS pesto

-1 cup chopped broccoli (you can substitute yellow or green zucchini or any veggie you prefer)

-Pepper, red pepper flakes (optional)

Cook the pasta to your desired tenderness. Cook broccoli in microwave or on stove. Combine pasta, broccoli, lemon, EVOO, pasta water, and pepper in saucepan or skillet and stir together over low heat.  I mix in the cheese last and leave it on a few more seconds to allow to combine with all ingredients. Now, enjoy!

That’s an easy and light summer recipe that can be thrown together very quickly!  Remember, exercise is great, but leading a healthy lifestyle is a balance of nutrition and exercise.  You should try to exercise and eat for success (and in moderation, too)!


Eat leafy, green veggies!

Eat leafy, green veggies!

Eat lots of leafy, green vegetables!  These are high in nutrients and great for your body!  Also, leafy, green veggies like broccoli, asparagus, kale, and spinach don’t need to be eaten in moderation (just don’t fry or heavily butter them)! 😉  Not to mention, they taste great!   Well, to me they do, but if that’s not enough convincing for you, keep reading!

So if you’re not a green veggie enthusiast like I am and you still need a little convincing, see the many great benefits of eating leafy, green veggies below!

While leafy, green veggies may not be appealing to all, consider adding them to your favorite dishes!  You can make Mac ‘N Trees, by adding broccoli to your favorite Mac ‘N Cheese recipe, add spinach with feta cheese to scrambled eggs and omelets to make a “Greek style” breakfast or dinner, and make bacon wrapped asparagus if you dislike the taste of it and want to spice up the flavor.  After all, everything tastes better with bacon, right?!  Pretty sure that’s what my boyfriend would say!  Happy GREEN eating! 😉


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