Easy Pasta Salad

Easy Pasta Salad

Pasta Salad is a staple in many families.  Making this easy and delicious food can get all kinds of healthy choices in your diet in a form that you will enjoy and the family won’t bulk at.

Ingredients

Pasta

6 oz. of pasta (uncooked)
1 bunch broccoli
1 red pepper, diced
1 green pepper, diced
1 cucumber; peeled, halved and cut into thin slices
1-2 green onions thinly sliced
3/4 cup of Zesty Italian Dressing


Zesty Italian Dressing

6 tbsp white wine vinegar
1 small squirt of Dijon mustard
3/4 cup olive oil
1 tsp onion powder
1-2 cloves finely minced garlic
1 tsp each of thyme, basil and oregano
Salt and pepper to taste

Add all ingredients in small jar and shake vigorously.

Instructions

Cook pasta al dente, drain and rinse with cold water. Cut broccoli into florets and cook in microwave for a minute or so. Rinse with cold water.

Put pasta, broccoli and the rest of the vegetables in a big bowl. Chill well. Just before serving, pour dressing over pasta and vegetables and stir well.

*You can add whatever vegetables you like, but don’t skip on the red pepper, it adds a wonderful sweetness to the salad.

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Snack Ideas Posts

Snack Ideas Posts

It’s a great idea to keep a lot of snacks on hand to make them easy to grab, so you can easily make the right decisions. Have them pre-portioned. Here are some ideas for snacks, and how oen you should have them.

Ideas for snack 5 times per week:

1 Hardboiled egg                                           ½ cup raw carrots¾ ounces

hazelnuts                                        fruit with cottage cheese

1 ounce fresh coconut                                trail mix

1 ½ ounces pistachios            ¾ ounce dark chocolate

½ cup yogurt    nuts and seeds 

Ideas for snack 2 times per week:

2 ounces guacamole with veggies         2 ounces beet chips/kale chips

2 slices Ryvita Multi-Grain Crackers    ¾ ounces Organic raw cacao beans

2 slices Wasa multigrain crispbread       2 energy bites of your flavor

2 ounces hummus with veggies          ½ cup flavoured roasted chickpeas

5 olives                                                           granola bar

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