Pasta

Pasta Primavera

I normally don’t post on the weekend, but wanted to share this recipe with you – it was so good!   The other night I showed you a new Green Giant product (new to me!).  The whole 11 ounce bag is only 3 points!  I had leftover chicken and leftover cooked pasta, so my version of pasta primavera was born! 😀  My lunch portion was only 5 points, but I rewrote the recipe for two servings for a dinner portion.

When I cooked this at work yesterday, while the vegetables are in a light sauce, it wasn’t saucy enough for me.  I looked in the work fridge and found my spicy red pepper hummus my Mom had given to me because it was too spicy for her – just adding a tablespoon to my serving was the perfect touch – it coated the pasta nicely and gave the whole dish a nice kick.  I imagine garlic hummus would be good too!

Pasta Primavera (printer friendly version here)

Course: main meals

PointsPlus™ Value:    8

Servings:  2

Preparation Time:  5 min

Cooking Time:  15 min

Level of Difficulty:  Easy

Ingredients

  • 11 oz bag frozen Green Giant Healthy Colors vegetables
  • 4 oz cooked boneless, skinless chicken breast
  • 2 Tbsp Tribe All Natural Hummus Roasted Red Pepper Hummus
  • 1 oz part-skim mozzarella cheese
  • 6 oz cooked pasta
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp dried parsley
  • 1 tsp Italian seasoning

Instructions

  1. Microwave the vegetables according to package instructions.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a large non-stick pan.  Add diced cooked chicken and cook for a few minutes to reheat.
  3. Add cooked vegetables from microwave, the pasta and hummus and stir for a couple minutes.
  4. Add mozzarella cheese and stir until melted.  Sprinkle with parsley and Italian seasoning, stir and serve.

3 points for the whole bag

This would be an easy week night meal too – you could just throw in any leftover meat, or maybe shrimp?

In other news, I went to WW today, down another pound so I’ve lost 6 pounds!  Only thing is that they couldn’t print out my results, because last week I went to the meeting on Sunday, which starts their week, so the computer had already “counted” my weigh in for the week.  So my goal is to lose another pound this week to show -2.0 next Saturday!

Tony and I are trying out a new to us Chinese restaurant at lunch today – its so hard to find good Chinese food places in the suburbs!

Enjoy your Saturday – its in the 30’s today so it almost feels balmy! 😀

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  • Kelly the Happy Texan
    January 29, 2011 at 4:11 pm

    Yum! Looks good.

    Congrats on the great weigh in!!! You are doing so great. I’m proud of you. 🙂

  • MaryBe
    January 29, 2011 at 4:42 pm

    My eyes are trying to get used to those yellow carrots! Can you taste a difference? Anyway, that sure looks good.
    Congrats on another pound gone. Guess eating Tony’s donut wasn’t all that bad after all 😀

    • biz319
      January 29, 2011 at 5:30 pm

      I had never heard of yellow carrots either, but they taste just like the real ones!

      And yes, I guess the donut didn’t matter! 😀

  • Veronica
    January 29, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    Hey, that sounds fab! I love throw-together meals like this, esp because sometimes I get home so late that I don’t have time to do anything else. I will be trying this out on one of those nights! Good job on the 1 lb loss!

  • lynn @ the actor's diet
    January 29, 2011 at 5:11 pm

    this is totally my kinda meal!

  • thebalancebroad
    January 29, 2011 at 6:08 pm

    Biz, I am SO proud of you and your loss despite all that you are going through….you are a true rockstar!!!

    Pretty sad when 30 feels warm, huh??!! Spring, spring….please hurry!!!!

  • Nicole, RD
    January 29, 2011 at 7:46 pm

    Awesome loss, Biz!!

  • Tami@nutmegnotebook
    January 29, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Do you have a full on kitchen at work? Congrats on you weight loss, what a shame the computer wouldn’t print it out!

  • Debbi Does Dinner Healthy
    January 29, 2011 at 11:03 pm

    This looks awesome! Don’t you love finding easy, delicious, low calorie meals!! 🙂

  • Amanda
    January 29, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    Wow, that’s a great and easy meal Biz! Love it!!!

    Great job on the 6 lbs!

  • whatkateiscooking
    January 30, 2011 at 1:41 am

    You’re doing so well on WW- awesome job!

  • Shelley B
    January 30, 2011 at 2:47 am

    Here in Aggieland, we have maroon carrots – and no, I can’t bring myself to try them, lol!

    Congrats on the good weigh-in! 🙂

  • Erica
    January 30, 2011 at 4:51 am

    GREAT recipe! The sauce mixture looks perfect. And congrats on another pound! That is fantastic. Hope your weekend is treating you two well.

  • Weighting For 50
    January 30, 2011 at 5:27 pm

    Congratulations on the pound loss. You are doing soooo well!!! Have a good rest of your weekend. Enjoy the Chinese Food!

  • MelindaRD
    January 30, 2011 at 8:50 pm

    That looks like a nice veggie blend, and a primavera is a great way to put it to good use. Congrats on your weight loss success.

  • sophia
    January 30, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    30’s = balmy? Good Lord. What has the Midwestern weather done to you?

    Congrats, Biz! You and I have different weight goals, but it’s so inspiring to see you continuously work towards your goal, despite whatever s**t that may be happening to you. You’re a model to all of us!

  • fitandfortysomething
    January 31, 2011 at 1:24 am

    oh i love this recipe. right up my alley…..easy and satisfying!