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Meatless Monday: Pasta Salad and Smoothie Recipe

SUN-DRIED TOMATO PASTA SALAD RECIPE

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Nutritional Value

  • Barrilla spinach and zucchini pasta -Provides one full serving of vegetables per 3.5 oz portion
  • Red, yellow, and orange bell peppers – Bell peppers contain very good levels of vitamin C, vitamin B6, vitamin-A, molybdenum, folate, and vitamin E.
  • Parsley – This herb is a good source of minerals like potassium, calcium, manganese, iron, and magnesium. It is, perhaps, the richest herbal source for vitamin K. It also provides essential vitamins such as pantothenic acid (vitamin B5), riboflavin (vitamin B2), niacin (vitamin B3), pyridoxine (vitamin B6) and thiamin (vitamin B1)
  • Grape Tomatoes – has a high concentration of vitamin C, biotin, molybdenum, potassium, copper.
  • Cauliflower – Is a very low-calorie food but is rich in vitamin C, vitamin K, vitamin B6, folate, and Omega 3 fats.
  • Broccoli – Similar to cauliflower, broccoli is rich in vitamin K, vitamin C, Chromium, vitamin B6, folate, manganese, phosphorus, and Omega 3 fats.
  • Black Olives – Are a good source of copper, iron, vitamin E, and fiber
SUN-DRIED TOMATO PASTA SALAD
A healthy pasta salad.
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Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
18 min
Total Time
28 min
Prep Time
10 min
Cook Time
18 min
Total Time
28 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 box Barrilla spinach and zucchini pasta
  2. 1 each Red, yellow, and orange peppers
  3. ¼ cup Parsley
  4. Grape Tomatoes
  5. 1 head of Cauliflower/ broccoli
  6. 1 can / 1 cup of Olives
  7. 3/4 bottle Wishbone Sundried Tomato Dressing (or any dressing)
  8. Salt and pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Wash and dry all vegetables. Cook pasta al dente. Rinse pasta with cool water. Blanch cauliflower or broccoli. Chop and dice vegetables. Add pasta to a large bowl, then add vegetables, season to taste and add Italian dressing of your choice. Season to taste. Refrigerate for 2 hrs or more so seasonings can settle.
Notes
  1. Feel free to mix and match ingredients.
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MELON, CARROT, and GINGER SMOOTHIE RECIPE

Nutritional Value

  • Ginger – A good source of potassium. Ginger also holds a good amount of minerals like potassium, manganese, copper, and magnesium.
  • Apple Juice – is a good source of vitamin C and B6, but also has minerals such as calcium, potassium, iron, manganese and magnesium.
  • Golden Melon – Great source of vitamin C and Potassium
  • Kiwi – Kiwi fruit has very good levels of vitamin-C, vitamin-A, vitamin-E, vitamin-K and flavonoid anti-oxidants such as beta-carotene, lutein and xanthin.
  • Banana – good source of vitamin B6 and of vitamin-C. Also provides adequate levels of minerals like copper, magnesium, and manganese and Potassium which is an electrolyte.
    MELON, CARROT, and GINGER SMOOTHIE
    Energy boosting smoothie.
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    Prep Time
    4 min
    Cook Time
    1 min
    Total Time
    5 min
    Prep Time
    4 min
    Cook Time
    1 min
    Total Time
    5 min
    Ingredients
    1. 1” Ginger
    2. 2 slices Golden Honeydew Melon
    3. 1 Kiwi
    4. 1 Banana
    5. 3 cups Apple Juice or water
    6. * Optional ingredients that would also taste great: ice, parsley, and pineapple.
    Instructions
    1. Directions: Wash all fruits and vegetables. Add the apple juice first. Peel the ginger add a small piece (about an inch or less in size). Also add the melon, kiwi, banana, Add 2 cups of ice (optional). Blend in a high powered blender until all the fruits have vegetables are liquefied.
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To find out the complete list of vitamins these vegetables contain, please visit whfoods.com.

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