Skinny Pasta Salad

Skinny Pasta Salad

By Skinny Ms.

There’s nothing like a hearty bowl of pasta, mixed with delicious, fiber-rich, seasonal vegetables, to fill you up and meet your nutritional needs all at once. Pasta is normally made with durum wheat, which is low in fiber when processed, and is a simple carbohydrate that burns quickly. Enjoying a pasta made from complex carbohydrates will offer you carbohydrates that burn more slowly, which is better for your blood sugar, your energy levels, and your waistline. Choose a whole wheat pasta that contains the three parts of the wheat grain, the germ, the bran, and the endosperm. The bran and germ are left intact instead of being stripped off during the refining process, and these contain fiber and nutrients that make your pasta so much more healthy, and a cleaner food than white pasta.

Ingredients

  • 9 ounces whole wheat short pasta
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese, grated
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper flakes
  • Ground pepper, to taste
  • 2 cups cherry or grape tomatoes, halved or quartered depending on the size
  • 2 cups baby spinach
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
Read the whole recipe on Skinny Ms.