I was walking through the grocery store, looking for something to add to my pantry for quick, weeknight meals. For me, this can be a little difficult because it must not only be quick and delicious, it must also be healthy and vegetarian. Walking down the organic aisle, I found this interesting pasta sauce….Organic Butternut Squash pasta sauce. So what did I do with it? I made butternut squash & whole wheat pasta…
I chopped an onion and half a poblano pepper, which I sauteed until just tender...then added minced garlic.
Once the onions were soft, I added cubed butternut squash. I covered and allowed to cook through until tender, while I brought water to a boil for the pasta.
While the pasta was cooking, I added the sauce and some chopped fresh spinach and warmed through. When the pasta was done, I just drained it and added to the sauce mixture.
30-40 minutes start to finish and it was healthy, delicious and packed with veggie goodness...and I have leftovers for lunch tomorrow too!!!!
Remember, healthy dinners can be delicious; and vegetarian meals can be something more than salad!!!!
I hope this recipe inspires you to try something new and healthy this week!
Tracy Martorana is a Nutrition & Wellness Consultant, Meditation Instructor and Herbalist...hoping to inspire you to live your life from a place of Holistic Wellness.