I often write about swapping out foods. I do not believe that to be healthy you have to sacrafice foods that you love. I do however find that there are better options to still have some of your favorite dishes. One of my favorites spaghetti and meatballs can be done a few different ways. As I spoke about in a previous post, spaghetti squash is a great alternative to regular pasta. Today I still needed to fit in my carbs for the day, so I opted for a different noodle. Soybean pasta, which tastes delicious and kind of like a real box of regular pasta. It has packed with protein which is another plus. I picked this pasta up at my local Stop & Shop in our organic section. There are so many different options depending on what you prefer. Some others are black bean pasta, edamame, chickpea, brown rice and spinach pasta.
Ingredients for meatballs:
1 cup of breadcrumbs (whole wheat)
1 glove of chopped garlic
1lb of ground chicken
Parmesan cheese (optional)
Mix all of your ingredients in a bowl to form your meatballs. Heat a sauce pan with olive oil and crisp the meatballs, 1 minute on each side. Once the meatballs have coloring, put on a baking tray and bake for 20 minutes at 350 degrees.
Boil 2 cups of water, cook the pasta from 5-10 minutes, drain and enjoy!