Take it easy

In Events, food on April 23, 2009 at 10:11 pm


Wholesome pasta toss.

Wholesome pasta toss.

Ah, it’s that time of year again…final exams—a time for cramming, no sleep and incredible amounts of caffeine. So, in order to preempt a week of unhealthy decisions, we thought we would end the week with something that requires little brainpower, but provides great nutritional stats. The whole-wheat penne gives you a dose of whole grains, tomatoes provide lycopenes and the mozzarella is a good source of calcium.

To make this effortless pasta dish begin by boiling your whole-wheat penne. While your pasta is cooking, slice your tomatoes into bite size pieces and do the same with buffalo mozzarella.

When the pasta has cooked until al dente, drain and toss it with the tomatoes and mozzarella, a bit of olive oil, and salt and pepper. To mix things up, you could also toss this pasta with a fresh basil pesto.

We chose to cook this dish “in bulk” so that we can eat it through the next week to save ourselves time and give our minds a rest. Just store it in a covered container in the fridge and it should hold for about a week. And, if you are truly in a rush, no need to reheat because hot or cold, it fills you up and tastes just right.

So, next time you’re looking for a quick fix, look no further than whole-wheat penne pasta.

Until next time,




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