Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Eating Healthy, Easy Recipe

As we are beginning to plan improving our health prior to pregnancy, we are looking to increase easy and healthy options we are eating. This one is great because all of the ingredients are fresh and healthy, including the pasta (it's whole-wheat!). Plus, this recipe is so quick to throw together -- eating healthy is definitely easier when it is fast.

13 oz. Whole-wheat spaghetti
10oz. Grape or cherry tomatoes 
1 Thinly-sliced white onion
3 Garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1/2 tsp. Red-pepper flakes
4 Fresh basil leaves, chopped
2 T Extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon Sea salt
1/4 teaspoon Black pepper
5 cups Water
Parmesan cheese

1. Use a large, straight-sided skillet with room to hold the liquid for this recipe. Combine spaghetti, tomatoes, onion, garlic, red-pepper flakes, basil, oil, salt, pepper and water. Turn on high heat and bring the pot to a boil. Remember to stir this mixture frequently, as the spaghetti will quickly stick to the bottom of the pan on high heat. Boil for approximately 9 minutes, until the water is mostly evaporated and the spaghetti is cooked. 

2. Serve immediately in bowls. Top with parmesan cheese.

That's it! 

We also recommend adding chopped mushrooms or bell peppers to add even more texture and flavor. Try it out and comment to let us know what you thought!

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