My schedule these days, as with most people, includes a full-time 8-5 (and more) days, getting kids up and off to school, cleaning the house, managing activities, etc. so I need simple, quick but healthy meal options. You did note that I wrote healthy right?
An easy way to up the health ante is to use avoid frying, use fiber-rich pastas and include plenty of fruit and vegetables in your meal plan. The pasta I am using in this dish is Dreamfields spaghetti because one cup of the cooked pasta includes 5 grams of fiber and 7 grams of protein. But do not worry, the pasta has all the flavor and texture of traditional pastas.
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1 13.25 oz. box Dreamfields spaghetti
1 Tablespoon olive or grapeseed oil
1/2 sweet onion
2 large cloves of garlic
1 cup vegetable stock
3-4 large tomatoes or 6-7 plum tomatoes
A handful of fresh basil leaves
1 cup grated or shredded parmesan cheese
1.Set a large pot of water over high and bring to a boil. Add the oil in a saute pan and heat over medium heat.
2. Add the spaghetti to the boiling water and set the timer for 9 minutes. Meanwhile, chop the onion and place in the saute pan.
3. Chop the garlic, tomatoes and basil and set aside. Add the garlic to the saute pan, stir and allow to saute for 1 minute. Add the vegetable stock to the pan and turn off the heat.
4. Drain the spaghetti and place in a large bowl. Top with the items in the saute pan, top with the tomatoes and basil. Add the parmesan, stir and taste. Season with salt and pepper if needed.
If you wish to add more protein to the meal, consider adding cooked chicken. If you wish to keep it vegetarian, add tofu or tempeh.
Disclosure: I was compensated for my time creating this recipe as well as provided with the pasta necessary to create the recipe. All opinions and statements are my own.