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I don’t know about you but coming home from work and preparing dinner after a long day can sometime the LAST thing that I want to do. It’s on days like that, that I am often tempted to order in. But I know that I need to be making healthier choices not only for me but for my son, so I put the phone away and head to my kitchen.
Pasta dishes are often a go to in my home. There are so many different ways to prepare it from an easy spaghetti and meatballs to something a little more creative. And now thanks to Catelli, they are helping make these meals even healthier with their Smart Veggie and SuperGreens line of pastas.
The Smart Veggie line of pastas offer a white pasta, which we can all agree on are easier to get our kids to eat, but each serving contains a 1/2 serving of vegetables and the benefits of fibre. When I can sneak in veggies in a meal, I am always happy. I want to see if the pasta tasted really any different than regular white pasta so I made a simple meal of spaghetti and meatballs. Nothing to fancy that could possibly drown out the taste of the pasta. My son can seem to spot a hidden vegetable from a mile away so I was curious to see if he noticed anything different. This pasta tasted great. No hint of anything other than regular spaghetti and my son enjoyed it too. If I can get extra veggies and fibre into my meals with the same great taste, I will definitely use this pasta going forward.
The SuperGreens pasta is an all natural pasta made with 100% Canadian wheat and five green vegetables. As the name suggests, this pasta is green so there is no hiding the fact from kids that there are vegetables in this one. Surprisingly enough my son did not give me much push back when I suggested we try it for dinner. I wanted to try something a little more creative and I made a quick chicken and broccoli alfredo with the pasta. This dish is normally one of my son’s favorite and even with the green pasta he ate it right up. He even commented that it didn’t taste a bit like vegetables. I will definitely adding this pasta to our rotation of meals.
Finding new ways to make old meals healthier is always a plus in my home and they new Catelli pastas do the trick!