Eat– for Good Health

For dinner tonight I’m making Angel Hair Pasta with Beef.   The fresh ingredients make this main dish taste wonderful, and the entire meal is 250 calories.  Beef Parmesan with Garlic Angel Hair Pasta Recipe

Ingredients serve 1 (double for 2 servings):

3/4 c. angel hair pasta (I prefer whole wheat)

2.5 oz. beef

1/2 tomato

1/2 bell pepper, if desired

1/4 c. nonfat ricotta

1 pinch Italian seasoning with parsley

1 T. parmesan

Prepare pasta according to package direction.  Brown ground beef, drain fat by rinsing with hot water.  Stew chopped tomato and bell pepper with seasonings.  Place pasta on plate, add sauce with beef, and top on parmesan. Serve with bread (for other people!) and a green salad.

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9 thoughts on “Eat– for Good Health

  1. Kathleen Rowland

    Hi Janessa, there’s no reason why we can’t enjoy complex (whole grain) pasta in moderation. Good carbs provide long-lasting energy for your brain and muscles.

  2. Mary Alice Tallmadge

    Much of the pasta we buy is enriched– American-made pasta is the highest-quality pasta available. Since our pasta is enriched with iron, folic acid and other B-vitamins, it is a healthful foods.

  3. Melinda Meyer

    The history of pasta fascinates me. Marco Polo introduced pasta to Italy following his exploration of the Far East in the late 13th century.

  4. Mary Alice Tallmadge

    Melinda, as far back as the fourth century BCE, an Etruscan tomb showed that a group of natives made what appeared to be pasta.

  5. Melinda Meyer

    Mary Alice, I thought the Chinese invented noodles. Well, maybe a number of different cultures were working on it.

  6. Mary Alice Tallmadge

    That’s my guess, too. The Chinese were making a noodle-like food as early as 3000 BCE. Greek mythology suggests that the Greek God Vulcan invented a device that made strings of dough (the first spaghetti!).

  7. Becky Greenwald

    Somewhere I read Thomas Jefferson brought the first “maccaroni” machine to America in 1789 after returning home after serving as ambassador to France.

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