Zucchini Lentil Pasta With Roasted Corn Broccoli and Tomatoes
Wow… can’t believe it’s already the first part of March. It seems like just a couple of weeks ago, we were getting ready for New Year’s and figuring out what New Year’s Resolutions we were going to make… and not keep this year. I’m including myself in that… lol.
My biggie was to start (and not stop) eating more veggies, less red meat and grains. So far, knock on wood, I’ve done pretty good. Lots more salads and steamed veggies, red meat only 4 times since Jan.1, and seldom on french fries and chips.
I haven’t bothered to get on the scales, but my clothes are fitting better… especially my pants and skirts. And I’m definitely pleased about that.
Getting away from grains has been a challenge… I love pasta! I’ve tried the whole grain pasta, and sorry to say, to me, it was nasty. Ended up throwing it away.
But then, I found a recipe that used Bird’s Eye Zucchini Lentil Pasta. I’ve made Zucchini noodles before and they were ok, but had never heard of zucchini lentil pasta. I found it in the frozen food section at Walmart for $2.97 a pkg and bought a couple of pkg’s to try.
Here’ the concoction I came up with… I’m calling it Roasted Corn, Broccoli and Tomatoes with Zucchini Lentil Pasta… how’s that for a name! lol
I’ll have to say… it turned out really good! I grilled a chicken breast and added a salad and had a meal that was healthy, easy and absolutely delicious!
First, I roasted cherry tomatoes, corn, and broccoli. I spread everything out on a cookie sheet covered with foil and sprayed them with a good coat of Olive oil spray and light sprinkle of salt and pepper.
I popped them in the oven at 400 degrees and roasted them until the broccoli was still a little crunchy.
While they were cooking, I microwaved the zucchini lentil pasta like the directions said and when it was finished, dumped it into a glass mixing bowl.
After the veggies were all roasted, I added them to the pasta and finished the dish off with a little parmesan cheese and some Everything But The Bagel seasoning.
The recipe makes enough for 4 servings, so if you have it for dinner, you may have enough left over for lunch the next day.
Try my concoction and let me know how you like it.