This is my mom’s signature dish. She plays around with adding different ingredients, but no matter what there are tons of veggies to balance out the carby pasta. Most importantly it’s always delicious.
To lighten up this meal even more I swapped out regular pasta for whole-wheat and opted for light feta instead of full fat. I made this for a lunch I hosted and my guests couldn’t believe how healthy it was when I told them.
Trick even your pickiest eaters into a eating well with this easy to make and flavorful pasta dish.
Bonus- It makes great leftovers!
Dish Type: Dairy- Meal
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Nutrition Info (per serving): 330 cals, 11g fat, 44.5g carbs, 10g fiber, 13g protein, 280 mg sodium
Pesto & Cheese Crostini’s
Crostini’s are typically small pieces of white bread drizzled with olive oil and topped with cheeses, meats or vegetables. I skipped the olive oil and opted for larger slices of whole wheat bread, turning this delicious Italian favorite into a (still delicious) healthy meal. Perfect as a lunch or dinner!
Dish Type: Dairy- Meal/ Snack
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Bake Time: 2-3 minutes
Total Time: Less than 10 minutes
Nutrition Info (2 crostini’s): 310 cals, 11g fat, 4.5g sat fat, 26g carb, 7g fiber, 14g protein, 380 mg sodium