Mommy Katie: Pasta Fits #Giveaway Pack CLOSED!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Pasta Fits #Giveaway Pack CLOSED!


I know that with school nights, getting the homework done, taking and picking up kids from practice and after school activities, we as parents can find ourselves at a loss when it comes to that question of whats for dinner. I think that most of us think that coming up with a well balanced and healthy home cooked meal can be a challenge, but in reality, coming up with a meal that is not only well balanced but also filling and something that the kids will like, is a achievable goal. I think that a side dish or even main dish that some of us may overlook is pasta. Pasta is so easy and quick to make, plus there are so many possibilities that you can come up with with just a pack of cooked pasta. You can add or make your own sauce or topping, you can add vegetables and meats. You can make the pasta as a side dish, or make it the main course, and the best part of it all is that pasta is good for you and your family. Pasta boosts energy, satisfies hunger, and tastes great! Pasta is made from grains, and grains play a vital role in a healthy, well balanced diet. To make pasta even more enjoyable for my family we were sent a variety of pastas to try with some great recipes that we found on Pastafits.org. Below is a recipe that we found to be easy and one that we all enjoyed!


Zucchini + Tomato Frittata

Serves 4

Vegetables
1 cup of diced tomatoes, canned is A-OK for more lycopene, a powerful antioxidant!
1 cup of zucchini, cut length-wise, diced into cubes
1/2 small yellow onion, diced
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
sea salt, to taste

Egg Mixture
6 Eggs
3 tablespoons low-fat milk
3/4 cup of finely grated parmigiano-reggiano
3 tablespoons Herbs de Provence
Zest of one lemon
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
Non stick cooking spray

Pasta
3/4 cup penne pasta noodles, leftover pasta of any shape works great here too!

Bring a large pot of water to boil.  Once boiling, add a generous amount of sea salt (it should taste like seawater). Cook penne according to package directions. Drain and set aside in a colander.

Spray a large (oven safe, no plastic handles) sauté pan with nonstick cooking spray, add onions and place over medium heat. After about 1 minute, add the garlic as the onions start to sweat. Add the tomatoes and zucchini and cook until zucchini is al dente (soft but still has firmness), approximately 2 minutes.

In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together eggs and milk. Add a pinch of salt. Next, stir in the cooked pasta, herbs and lemon zest, season with sea salt. Stir until mixture is fully incorporated.

Pour the egg and pasta mixture over the cooked vegetables on a medium low heat. Cook approx 8-10 minutes. Finish off in the oven on a high broil for a golden brown color. Remove from the broiler after 2-3 minutes.

Serve straight from the pan, sliced up like a pizza pie! Garnish with additional Herbs de Provence and Parmagiano-Reggiano if desired and enjoy my friends!

PER SERVING: 330 calories, 17g fat (7g saturated fat), 17g carbohydrate, 21g protein, 2g dietary fiber, 780 mg sodium.


To help with your, "What's for dinner" dilemma, the wonderful people from PastaFits.org would like to send one of my amazing readers the same pasta pack I was sent!


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This was not a paid post and honest/original opinions were used and they are my own. Thank you to the company and/or pr agency who supplied the product for review and giveaway.

93 comments:

Trisha Kuster said...

I like the Lemon + Basil Ricotta Lasagna Rolls recipe.

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auntietina said...

Pan-Seared Scallops with Skinny Pesto Fettucine

B. Wilson said...

Papperdelle and beef ragu.

Janet W. said...

Pantry Pasta! Linguine with Capers + Tuna + Orange sounds really good to me!

STF said...

They have some nice recipes on their site. Pan-Seared Scallops with Skinny Pesto Fettucine would be perfect for 'meatless monday'

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Jackie said...

Pan-Seared Scallops with Skinny Pesto Fettucine looks delicious!

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debijackson said...

zucchini and tomato frittata cuz i want to use up my zucchini debbie jackson
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Marti Parks said...

Summer Squash and Mushroom Lasagna looks good to me.

s said...

Linguine and Spinach Pesto

Anonymous said...

They all look yummy!thank u

tarter95 said...

I think I would try to make the Pan-Seared Scallops with Skinny Pesto Fettucine..
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JLin said...

Pantry Pasta! Linguine with Capers + Tuna + Orange

Megan Sutliff said...

Pan seared salmon over fettuccine noodle with skinny Alfredo sauce!! yumm!

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Faride said...

Simple Olive + Lemon Bowtie Pasta

Stephanie said...

I'd love to try the Pan seared salmon over fettuccine noodle with skinny Alfredo sauce.
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Serenap95 said...

Primavera Pasta Salad sounds good

scottsgal said...

I'd try the pan seared scallops

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Frugal Tumbleweed Acres said...

Me too for the Pasta Primavera Salad.
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katy said...

The Primavera Pasta Salad looks yummy!
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Julie said...

SImple Olive & Lemon bowtie pasta:)

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kellyr78 said...

The Easy-Peasy Peanut Noodles with Chicken looks good
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Ashley said...

I'd like the easy peanut noodles and chicken.

Fiddlin' Dandi said...

I like the Pan seared salmon over fettuccine noodle with skinny Alfredo sauce

Joleen G said...

Easy Peasy Peanut noodles with chicken

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Wild N Mild $$$ said...

Zucchini + Tomato Frittata
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kaye lake said...

Primavera pasta salads sounds great....

Alexia Miller said...

the summer squash and mushroom lasagna!

Kambrea said...

I like the Primavera Pasta

Karen said...

Simple Olive + Lemon Bowtie Pasta

Meryl said...

Easy Peanut Noodles.

Audra Weathers said...

I'd like to try the pan-seared scallops with skinny pesto fettucine.

ann said...

pan seared scallops with fettucine

ann said...

pan seared scallops with skinny pesto fettucine is one I like to try

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Susan P. said...

This one sounds good Pan seared salmon over fettuccine noodle with skinny Alfredo sauce.

polly said...

their zingy lemon chicken pasta recipie sounds good

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elangomatt said...

Aaron Bretveld

I think that the Zucchini + Tomato Frittata sounds really good.

elangomatt said...

Aaron Bretveld

Oops, didn't notice that you mentioned the Zucchini + Tomato Frittata, so I think that the Zingy Lemon Chicken Pasta looks good too!

Dominique said...

I'd love to try the Pan-Seared Scallops with Skinny Pesto Fettucine. It looks delicious!

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Katie Ollis said...

I think the Simple Olive + Lemon Bowtie Pasta looks pretty tasty! :)

JLJMommy said...

I like the Papperdelle with Beef Ragu recipe.
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Lloyd Family said...

the linguine and spinach pesto looks yummy

Allyson Bossie said...

Summer Squash and Mushroom Lasagna (Serves 8) is the recipe I would try out
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Jackie said...

I entered the Hershey's Halloween Pack giveaway

jcwega27 said...

linguine and spinach pesto
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Laurie Bolduc said...

Primavera Pasta Salad

Jackie said...

I entered the People Like Us giveaway
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Breanne said...

Simple Olive + Lemon Bowtie Pasta

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Carolyn Colley said...

Pasta and Walnut Fruit Salad look really good

SharpTeethOfLove said...

Lemon and Basil Ricotta Lasagna Rolls sound so good- Jenna Osborne

Kellie's Camera said...

Simple Olive + Lemon Bowtie Pasta yum!!!

Ttrockwood@yahoo.com said...

Primavera pasta salad looks amazing!

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Sarah Hall said...

I would like to try the summer squash and mushroom lasagna. I am a real veggie person.

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Jessica B. said...

simple Olive + Lemon Bowtie Pasta

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Summer Squash Lasagna. cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

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Pan-Seared Scallops with Skinny Pesto Fettuccine.

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Francine said...

Simple Olive + Lemon Bowtie Pasta

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Pan-Seared Scallops with Skinny Pesto Fettucine