Whole Grain Pasta With Vegetables

One the What to Eat When plan you are allowed to eat carbs like pasta as long as they are served cold. Cold carbs turn into resistant starch making them slower to digest and keeping you full for a longer period of time. Try this delicious whole grain pasta recipe on the plan -- just remember to let cool or refrigerate before eating! 

Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 red pepper, cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • 1 yellow pepper, cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • 1 green pepper, cut into 1/2-inch strips
  • 1 zucchini, cut crosswise into 1/4-inch discs
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper
  • 4 cups cooked whole-wheat pasta
  • 3 tbsp fresh chopped parsley

Directions

1. In a large pan heat the oil; stir in the pepper flakes and cook for about 30 seconds. 

 

2. Add in the vegetables and cook, stirring occasionally, until they start to soften. Stir in the salt and pepper. 

 

3. Toss in the pasta and warm up with the vegetables. Serve topped with the parsley.