A Skinny Pasta Primavera Recipe that tastes as decadent as the original!
Lately I’ve noticed we haven’t eaten a lot of pasta for dinner.
Probably because bathing suit season is right around the corner. And although I insist that I won’t allow bathing suit season to control my habits… Sometimes it does.
It’s sad that pasta always get the blame for excess baggage when we pull out our warm weather clothes and realize they fit a little too tight.
After all, if you visit Italy one of the most startling realizations is just how fit and trim Italians are, as a whole. They eat their pasta, bread, sausages, and cheese regularly. They just don’t overdo it! (Plus, they walk everywhere.)
We don’t have to view pasta as the enemy in the spring and summer. We just need to make our pasta dishes fresh and healthy… Then not eat massive plates full.
Today’s Skinny Pasta Primavera Recipe is twist on a classic recipe, with loads of fresh vegetables, a mindful cream sauce, and healthy-fied pasta.
I used organic whole grain pasta, but you can use any type of pasta you like, even gluten-free and high protein varieties made with legumes.
This Skinny Pasta Primavera Recipe is not only lighter in fat and calories than traditional pasta primavera, it offers vitamins and nutrients from all sorts of colorful fresh vegetables.
And it’s quick to make!
Start the Skinny Pasta Primavera Recipe by boiling pasta according to the package instructions.
When the pasta is almost cooked to al dente, drop bell peppers, carrots, snow peas, and broccoli florets into the water to blanch for one minute.
You don’t want the veggies to cook through, just to soften and brighten in color.
Then make a quick creamy sauce using reserved pasta water, garlic, and low fat (or nonfat) cream cheese.
Toss the pasta and sauce together with fresh scallions, raw zucchini slices, and thyme.
Ta-da! Healthy never looked so good!
Our Skinny Pasta Primavera Recipe is a low fat vegetarian dish you can feel good about serving your family. It’s fresh, vibrant, and bursting with cozy appeal!
Your kids will gobble it down as if it were made with heavy Alfredo sauce!
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