Guilt-Free Balsamic Roasted Red Pepper Pasta

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Who doesn’t want a guilt-free bowl of pasta every once in a
while?  We all do! And when that yummy
and healthy bowl of pasta can be whipped up in a jiffy and will please the
whole family, it’s a dream come true!  

That’s
why you’ll flip for this Guilt-Free Balsamic Roasted Red Pepper Pasta.  You can whip it
up for a quick lunch or just double, triple or quadruple the recipe depending
how many are eating. 

The key to keeping this guiltless is going for the whole
grain pasta, using healthy nutrient-packed delicious ingredients and keeping
the portions in check.  This pasta is so
yummy you’ll never even know you’re getting 4 grams of fiber and 11 grams of
protein, all for under 193 calories! 

Go ahead, dive in – and it’s completely OK if this becomes a
staple in your menu repertoire!

Guilt-Free Balsamic,
Roasted Red Pepper Pasta 

Ingredients (serves 1)

  • 1 oz whole
    wheat pasta, dry weight
  • 1 light
    cheese stick
  • 1 tablespoon
    fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 tsp olive
    oil
  • 3 tablespoon
    roasted red pepper (packed in water), chopped
  • 1 tsp balsamic vinegar

Directions

First, cook the pasta according to the box’s directions. While
it’s cooking, cut the cheese stick into ¼ inch pieces. Then, chop the roasted
red pepper.  

Drain the pasta, then put it
back into the pot. Skip the rinsing step to keep the pasta warm! 

Mix in the
olive oil, balsamic vinegar and basil. Then mix in the peppers and cheese stick. Can be served
hot or cold! Enjoy! 

Nutritional Information

The
entire recipe provides 193 calories, 7g fat, 10mg cholesterol, 24g
carbohydrates, 4g fiber and 11 g protein! 

Thanks to our intern Jillian O’Neill for creating this
recipe.

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