So after having a bacterial infection that kicked my butt for three days, where my diet consisted of bread and french fries (really nutritious, I know, but I was sick and it was all I wanted to eat...) the first real meal I wanted to have was ... PASTA of course!
Now when I make pasta, I always try to add lots of veggies to my pasta dishes to make them healthier. I make this dish a lot and the ingredients are always different depending on the vegetables I have in my fridge. Some of my favorite veggies to use are zucchini, mushrooms, peas, onions, tomatoes, or spinach.
Vegetable Marinara over Whole Wheat Spaghetti
One medium-large zucchini - washed and chopped
Half of a large onion - chopped
1 scant teaspoon of minced garlic
Handful or two of baby spinach
Half a jar of marinara sauce
2 servings of whole wheat spaghetti - cooked
Then add the zucchini and continue to cook until all the veggies are tender.
Next add the spinach and cook until it is wilted
Finally add half a jar of marinara sauce (or as much as you like - depending on how saucy you want it) and cook until heated through
Pour over cooked whole wheat spaghetti and enjoy.