Who says you have to write off pasta in order to be healthy? In fact, the Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends we enjoy grains, making half of all grains we eat in a day whole grains. And the good news is whole grain pasta makes this easier than ever to achieve! I have 6 tips to help you pick the perfect pasta for your meal plan...
Autumn brings so much more to eat than just apple pie and pumpkin spice lattes. Try these 6 dishes this fall that we're sure the whole family will love!
1) ONE PAN AUTUMN CHICKEN DINNER
Apples are more than just your teacher's favorite fruit! Not only do they come in several varieties to satisfy your tastebuds, but apples are also high in fiber. Fiber is a type of carbohydrate that contributes to good health by helping control blood sugar and cholesterol levels and aiding in weight management.
2) ROASTED BEETS & SWEET POTATOES
Ready to turn up the beet this fall? Try this versatile veggie that actually contains calcium in the greens and folate in the root! Enjoy these oven baked beet chips as a savory snack any time of day.
3) BOK CHOY & BROWN RICE NOODLE BOWL
Craving Asian? This bok choy and brown rice noodle bowl is a perfect weeknight meal when the weather turns cool. Bok choy is excellent source of vitamin A and C so be sure to grab some next time you’re at your local farmers market.
(4) AUTUMN MINESTRONE SOUP
Did you know that kale is the king of vitamin K? It's an essential nutrient involved in preventing bone loss. And the best yet, a little bit of kale goes a long way in providing your day's worth of vitamin A.
(5) HEALTHY PUMPKIN PANCAKES
Who says brunch has to be bad? These healthy pumpkin pancakes are a great way to enjoy fall flavors. You can also try pumpkin in oatmeal, smoothies and soups!
(6) SLOW COOKER BUTTERNUT SQUASH CHILI
Soup and stew season is upon us. Try this spin on classic chili infused with some of our favorite fall veggies!
Which fall dish are you most excited to try? Tell us in the comments below!
This shrimp dish is easy and deliciously FRESH. Thanks to the Ready Pasta, it's even better for a quick meal; READY in less than 3 minutes! The fresh vegetables give the dish an extra crispness that you're sure to love. Not to mention, using seasonal produce makes this dish a low cost way to get a bulk of your vitamins and minerals :)
EASY AROMATIC SHRIMP PASTA RECIPE
I'm Sara, and currently at the tail end of my dietetic internship with Meredith College. I am thrilled to share my excitement about nutrition with the world, while serving as an advocate for healthy eating and living. I am a foodie at heart, a lover of travel, hyped about fitness, and recently found a passion in recipe development. Sharing my ideas of a balanced diet and progressive exercise routine has always been a part of my life.
On top of my B.S. in Food and Nutrition, I also have a B.S. in Clinical Exercise Science, and have high hopes to utilize both degrees to better the lives of others. Prior to being an intern, I worked as an Exercise Physiologist/ Educator/ Community Liaison for a physical therapy facility in Florida for nearly 5 years.
I had multiple clients that asked for nutrition counseling, which I could not ethically provide. BUT with a little research and a big commitment, I decided I needed to further my nutrition education and become a registered dietitian. Through my nutrition path I have met and worked with some of the most knowledgeable and inspiring dietitians. I feel very blessed for the experiences and the positive changes I’ve made. I plan to inspire people to learn and practice a healthy lifestyle, so they can also make positive life changes!