Store shelves are brimming with a growing assortment of alternative pastas, many of them made from whole grains that will reduce your risk of stroke, heart disease, and diabetes (not to mention help you maintain a healthy weight). Use them in any of these dishes for a delicious meal you can feel good about.
For a tastier and healthier side dish, try this fresh spin on the old standby of pasta salad at your next summer potluck.
Casseroles can be heavy and full of fat. This version uses whole-wheat pasta and breadcrumbs for more fiber than the typical variety, while fat-free milk, part-skim ricotta, and a bit of sharp Parmesan lighten the casserole without sacrificing taste or texture.
This economical dish comes together for less than $15 with little waste, since you use the chard greens and stems. Choose Italian-style chicken sausage; if the sausage is precooked, cut it into bite-size pieces and saute.
Whole-wheat pasta, used in this antioxidant-rich recipe, has almost twice the amount of fiber of traditional semolina pasta.
A citrus-infused broth and turkey meatballs are a perfect complement to this mild, sweet, and nutty pasta made with Jerusalem artichoke flour.
This dish is a great start to a healthier, flexitarian (more veggies, less meat) style of eating.