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Skinny Girl Pasta - Light, Fresh and Yummy

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Can't go wrong with pasta, olive oil, and fresh veggies for a light meal. This is a go-to recipe when I've been eating like a beast all week. It makes me feel like I'm eating a bowl of..... "healthy fresh". It's super easy to make and I've stop measuring a long time ago. I just throw whatever veggies I have in the olive oil and call it done. It's a quick, easy meal or side dish.
Ingredients
For cooking the spaghetti
  Spaghetti 7 Ounce (Thin spaghetti noodles used)
  Water 3 Cup (48 tbs) (Or as needed)
  Salt To Taste (Boiled in salt water)
For seasoning the noodles/pasta
  Cajun seasoning To Taste
  Parsley To Taste
  Salt To Taste
For sauteing the vegetables
  Extra virgin olive oil 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (1/4 - 1/2 cup depending on the quantity of noodles used)
  Garlic cloves 5 Medium, minced (4 - 5 cloves used)
  Green onions 2 Medium, finely diced
  Green bell pepper 1⁄2 Medium, finely diced
  Fresh broccoli 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs), finely diced
  Cauliflower florets 1 Cup (16 tbs), finely diced
  Ripe plum tomatoes 4 Medium, finely diced (Vine ripe plum tomatoes used)
  Black olives 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), finely diced
For the garnish
  Parmesan cheese To Taste

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
Italian
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Savory
Method: 
Boiled
Ingredient: 
Vegetable
Interest: 
Healthy
Restriction: 
Low Cholesterol, Low Sugar
Preparation Time: 
30 Minutes
Cook Time: 
15 Minutes
Ready In: 
45 Minutes
Servings: 
5

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 426 Calories from Fat 230

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 25 g38.9%

Saturated Fat 1.7 g8.6%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 0.14 mg0.05%

Sodium 452 mg18.8%

Total Carbohydrates 43 g14.3%

Dietary Fiber 3.6 g14.6%

Sugars 4.5 g

Protein 9 g19%

Vitamin A 25.7% Vitamin C 159.8%

Calcium 12.7% Iron 12.6%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet

Skinny Girl Pasta - Light, Fresh And Yummy Recipe Video