Photo: Courtesy of Simple & Delicious magazine
The new year is upon us and if you are anything like me, you are thinking about getting a healthy start. That’s why, for the month of January, I am very excited to be hosting “Our Growing Edge,” a monthly link up for bloggers, with the theme “HEALTHY STARTS”
This Greek Pasta Toss is the perfect recipe for YOUR healthy start because it’s also quick (30 minutes), as we all know that the new year doesn’t bring any extra time!
I have to admit, I have slid off track somewhat with spending much of the months leading up to Christmas baking and posting sweet recipes. Now it’s time to get back on that wagon!
Won’t you join me?
This recipe was recently featured in Taste of Home’s Simple & Delicious magazine.
So, if you are looking for a healthy, quick and easy dinner recipe ideas, give my Greek Pasta Toss recipe a try. It also works with shrimp or chicken and freezes well!
Greek Pasta Toss
Make this quick and easy healthy pasta with mediterranean flavours in under 30 minutes!
- 3 cups uncooked whole wheat spiral pasta 7 oz.
- 3/4 lb Italian turkey sausage links or substitute shrimp or chicken, casings removed
- 2 garlic cloves minced
- 4 oz fresh baby spinach 5 cups
- 1/2 cup pitted Greek black olives halved
- 1/3 cup julienned oil-packed sun-dried tomatoes drained and chopped
- 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
In a 6-qt. stockpot, cook the pasta according to package directions; drain and return to pot.
Meanwhile, in a large skillet, cook and coarsely crumble sausage over medium-high heat until no longer pink, 4-6 minutes. Add garlic; cook and stir 1 minute. Add to pasta.
Stir in spinach, olives and sun-dried tomatoes; heat through, allowing spinach to wilt slightly. Stir in feta cheese.
Garnish: If desired, serve with lemon wedges.
PER SERVING 335 cal., 13g fat (3g sat.
fat), 35mg chol., 742mg sod., 36g carb.
(1g sugars, 6g fiber), 19g pro.
DIABETIC EXCHANGES 2 starch, 2 lean
meat, 2 fat, 1 vegetable