Whole Wheat Veggie Farfalle

March is National Nutrition Month! And before the month is completely over, I decided to get my butt in gear and post about it, since I am going into the nutrition field after all. 🙂 One of my goals is to increase my vegetable consumption since I know I could do much better in that department.

So last night I made a large batch of this tasty, vegetable heavy pasta dish. Honestly, I just threw a bunch of things together and hoped it was going to work out. I had an abundance of frozen, local vegetables from my weekly Field Goods bag and decided to put them to good use.

Whole Wheat Veggie Farfalle

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Ingredients

1/2 bag of Organic Whole Wheat Farfalle Pasta (I picked up Delallo on sale at the store yesterday) cooked according to the package

1 tbsp olive oil

1/2 bag of frozen green beans

1/2 bag of chopped peppers

1/2 box of baby kale

2 cups of pasta sauce (I used some that I made a few weeks ago that I had in my freezer)

Salt & pepper, to taste

Instructions

  • Cook pasta according to package
  • While pasta is cooking, heat frozen green beans and peppers in olive oil until thawed and heated through in large cast-iron skillet, about 7-10 minutes, add salt, pepper or additional spices
  • Add kale to skillet, cook until it wilts down
  • Add pasta sauce and cook on medium heat for about 5 minutes, until the mixture is bubbling
  • Add in cooked and drained pasta until well mixed and the sauce coats the pasta

This dish has about 5 servings, so I’m hoping it gets me through dinner this week! The “recipe” is pretty much fool proof. It includes healthy whole wheat pasta that is a good source of fiber, protein and iron. The vegetables also add a nutritional punch. The kale is a great source of Vitamin A and C, and also Calcium! This dish is a quick and easy way to get in a healthy meal.

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2 thoughts on “Whole Wheat Veggie Farfalle

  1. This recipe looks delicious and might be especially good with fresh or homemade pasta – if you are so inclined and have the time 🙂

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