WHOLE GRAIN PASTA WITH BROCCOLI

Some of my friends know that I’ve been on this healthy kick lately! I’ve started paying attention to the things I eat. It’s amazing how much better you feel when you eat lots of fruits and vegetables throughout the day.

It’s been a hectic week so today I just wanted to come home, make a quick meal and relax.


Ingredients:

  • 1 box of whole grain pasta
  • 1 tablespoon of whipped butter
  • 1 tablespoon of minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of red chili flakes
  • 1 head of organic broccoli
  • 1 handful of parmesan cheese

Note: chop your broccoli head, rinse and dry with paper towel before cooking/eating.

Directions:

  1. Heat a non-stick skillet on medium heat. Add whipped butter, minced garlic and red chili flakes. Stir around until butter is melted.
  2. In a medium pot, bring water to a boil. Add salt for flavor and to avoid stickiness. Add box of whole grain pasta. Cook pasta uncovered for 9 minutes.
  3. In the non-stick skillet, add chopped broccoli and stir for 7 minutes.
  4. Add chopped broccoli to boiled pasta and stir for 3 minutes.
  5. Drain pasta and throw in a handful of parmesan cheese.

Enjoy!