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Low Fat Digest Issue 17 - Fusilli with Roasted Vegetables
August 09, 2006

The Low Fat Digest
Friendly Healthy Eating Information

9th of August, 2006

Issue #17

Hello

Table of Contents

1. Ramblings
2. Fusilli with Roasted Vegetables
3. How to Create Balanced Meal Plans


1. Ramblings

I love pasta and could eat it each and every day. My favorite is Spaghetti with tomato sauce. Pretty simple, isn't it?

That's why Tobi refuses to cook it more than once a month. Instead, we search for interesting new pasta recipes, he is willing to cook and I get my pasta :-)

You'll love these delicious, low fat and healthy Fusilli.


2. Fusilli with Roasted Vegetables

Ingredients
Makes 4 servings

  • 2 red bell peppers
  • 4 plum tomatoes
  • 2 red onions
  • 1 medium zucchini
  • 3 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon minced thyme
  • 3/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1,5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups (375 g) fusilli
  • 1 handful finely shredded basil
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Directions
Seed bell peppers and cut into small slices. Slice zucchini and tomatoes. Chop onion and garlic.

In a large roasting pan, combine the bell peppers, tomatoes, onions, zucchini, garlic, thyme and 1/2 teaspoon of the black pepper.

If possible use fresh thyme and basil, but dried will do also.

Drizzle with the olive oil; toss to coat. Roast, tossing the vegetables once or twice, until the peppers are softened, about 40 minutes.

Cook the fusilli according to package directions. Drain, reserving 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid. Add to the vegetables with the cooking liquid, basil, cheese and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon of black pepper; toss to combine.

You can use any pasta instead of the Fusilli to vary this dish!

Serve and Enjoy!

Nutritional Information
per serving:
2 WW points
309 Calories
7 g Total Fat
1 g Saturated Fat
2 mg Cholesterol
63 mg Sodium
53 g Total Carbohydrate

Bon Appetit!


3. How To Create Balanced Meal Plans

Combining ingredients and creating balanced meals is one of the big headaches that almost everyone faces.

At least we ask ourselves almost everyday: What should we cook tonight?

Now there is a program that helps you to create well-balanced nutritional plans, custom-tailored to you. It has accurate nutritional data of almost every food and product brand in the world, which it combines to healthy and well-tasting meals, according to your preferences and goals.

The best is, it's totally customizable and will consider which foods you like (more pasta!) and what are your goals.

Do you want to loose weight, maintain your weight? Build some muscle? Have a better health?

Give the a try and save your headaches for something else :-)


Comments? Ideas? Feedback? Articles you have written and want to be published? Recipes you're interested in?
Please tell us. We'd love to hear from you. Just reply to this e-zine and tell us what you think!

Marion + Tobi

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