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Pasta Recipes: Healthy Dishes To Make All Week

11/08/2014 10:59 EST | Updated 11/08/2014 10:59 EST
Linda Wagner

WHAT WE'RE COOKING THIS WEEK: Pasta

It may be one of the first dishes you learn how to make on your own, and probably one of the easiest. Whether you try something simple like a spaghetti and meatball dish or something heavier such as ricotta-stuffed manicotti, there really is a pasta for everyone.

While it may not always be the healthiest dinner option (remember, moderation is important), rice, whole wheat, and even the corn pasta varieties contain fewer calories and are made with less sugar and sodium.

And since all varieties have different nutritional values, it's hard to group pasta in a singular category. About 100 grams of dried white macaroni, for example, has about 371 calories, 13 grams of protein and seven per cent of your daily iron intake.

In case you missed it, last week we packed pomegranate.

WEEKLY SHOPPING LIST:

Here's what you need to buy this week, while the other necessary ingredients (like pepper, salt, and oils) are likely already in your kitchen.

  • Varied pastas (whole wheat, rice, white, etc.)
  • Broccoli heads
  • Pesto
  • Parmesan
  • Boneless chicken
  • Goat cheese
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • Asparagus
  • Cremini mushroom
  • Shrimp
  • Garlic
  • Fat-free chicken broth
  • White wine
  • Zucchini
  • Squash
  • Onion
  • Greek yogurt

Pack It: Healthy Pasta Recipes

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