Creamy Tomato Pasta with Peas

This is truly comfort food at its’ finest—creamy pasta, with sweet peas…:)

By now you know how we feel as registered dietitians and personal trainers about deprivation and weight loss–THEY DON’T GO TOGETHER, woohoo! 🙂  You can’t achieve sustainable weight loss success if you always feel deprived!  That’s why we’re constantly creating waist-line friendly comfort foods so you can indulge and your waistline doesn’t have to pay the price!  Remember our Avocado and Olive Pasta, our Lime Shrimp on Coconut Rice, our Spicy Tomato & Creamy Spinach Pasta and our Pasta with Shrimp, Tomato & Herbs, just to name a few ;).For those nights when you want a little comfort food, know you need some protein and don’t want to spend hours slaving over the stove… say hello to Creamy Pasta with Peas. The peas and the yogurt in the sauce add a nice dose of protein while the peas also add an extra boost of fiberto to the whole wheat pasta and tomato’s fiber to help you to feel extra satiated.  Buh bye after- meal cravings! Well, whatcha waiting for, grab a fork and join us! 😉

Creamy_Tomato_Pasta_Close_peas

 

Creamy Tomato Pasta with Peas

Serve 4
Ingredients:

2 Roma tomatoes
4 ounces whole wheat pasta
1 tbsp tomato paste
6 ounces nonfat organic plain Greek yogurt
1 tbsp sugar or 1-1/2 packet stevia, to taste
1/2 teaspoon paprika (smoked paprika)
1/4 teaspoon cayenne
1/2 teaspoon chili powder
1/2 teaspoon cumin powder
2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar¼ cup grated parmesan
1/2teaspoon black pepper
1 bag frozen peas

 

 

Creamy_Tomato_Pasta_with_peas

Directions:
1. Take the peas out of the freezer and allow to thaw. Prepare whole wheat pasta according to package directions.
2. Meanwhile chop the tomatoes and add them along with the remainder of the ingredients, with the exception of the peas, to a blender. Blend until creamy and smooth. If you need to, add a splash of almond milk to get the blender started.
3. Add peas to a strainer where you will dump pasta. When pasta is finished cooking pour it into the strainer, as you normally would, only now peas are “cooked” and mixed in.
4. In a medium-sized bowl combine pasta and peas with sauce. Depending on your preference, you may want to add a touch of sugar to taste. Serve and Enjoy! Makes 4 Servings
Nutrition Information per serving: 218 Calories, 4 g fat, 15 g protein, 34 g carbohydrate, 9 g fiber,

For a 10-day Weight Loss Jumpstart and Detox Plan and more delicious healthy recipes like this, please check out The Nutrition Twins’ Veggie Cure!

 

 

 

Creamy Tomato Pasta with Peas
 
Serve 4 Servings Nutrition Information per serving: 218 Calories, 4 g fat, 15 g protein, 34 g carbohydrate, 9 g fiber
Author:
Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • • 2 Roma tomatoes
  • 4 ounces whole wheat pasta
  • • 1 tbsp tomato paste
  • • 6 ounces nonfat organic plain Greek yogurt
  • • 1 tbsp sugar or 1-1/2 packet stevia, to taste
  • • ½ teaspoon paprika (smoked paprika)
  • • ¼ teaspoon cayenne
  • • ½ teaspoon chili powder
  • • ½ teaspoon cumin powder
  • • 2 teaspoon balsamic vinegar¼ cup grated parmesan
  • • ½teaspoon black pepper
  • • 1 bag frozen peas
Instructions
  1. Directions:
  2. Take the peas out of the freezer and allow to thaw. Prepare whole wheat pasta according to package directions.
  3. Meanwhile chop the tomatoes and add them along with the remainder of the ingredients, with the exception of the peas, to a blender. Blend until creamy and smooth. If you need to, add a splash of almond milk to get the blender started.
  4. Add peas to a strainer where you will dump pasta. When pasta is finished cooking pour it into the strainer, as you normally would, only now peas are “cooked” and mixed in.
  5. In a medium-sized bowl combine pasta and peas with sauce. Depending on your preference, you may want to add a touch of sugar to taste. Serve and Enjoy!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
0 replies

Leave a Reply

Want to join the discussion?
Feel free to contribute!

Leave a Reply