Ask any Nona: the key to a good pasta is a good sauce! This delicious dish from the Today’s Family kitchen combines whole wheat penne with a homemade sauce that is loaded with healthy vegetables. There are some delicious classic pasta sauce veggies, like tomatoes and bell peppers, but our recipe also throws in carrots, garlic, and celery, too! Add some chicken breast and mix in some parmesan cheese and you have a one-bowl meal that covers all of the food groups.
Pasta makes an excellent mid-week meal because it is relatively simple to make and can also be flexible enough to suit any dietary needs or favourites. After a long day at work, we know that it can be tempting to make something quick and easy for dinner, but sometimes those meals aren’t the healthiest!
Making a sauce from scratch sounds like it takes a lot of time and effort, when actually, it can be an easy and healthy option. Learning how to make a healthy tomato-based sauce is the first step to really leveling up your pastas.
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Try adding in your favourite vegetables to this recipe. After all, good food requires experimentation! You can either chop them up and add them into your food processor with the carrots, garlic, and celery, or you can add them to the bell pepper topping at the end of the video.
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