Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Healthy Meal of the Week

Good evening all!  It’s time for this week’s healthy meal.  This week it is “Capellini with Spicy Zucchini-Tomato Sauce” from the May 2011 issue of Food Network.  It was a big hit here, very yummy.  Scarlett even when back for more; a first when it comes to the “Healthy Meal of the Week”.  It was also a quick fix, took about 35 minutes total. I hope you all try it out and enjoy it!


3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 clove garlic, minced
¼ teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 28-ounce can whole San Marzano tomatoes
Kosher salt
1 medium zucchini, cut into small chunks
½ pound capellini
¼ cup chopped fresh basil
Grated parmesan cheese, for topping


1.  Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.  Add the garlic and red pepper flakes and cook until the garlic is just golden, about 1 minute.  Crush the tomatoes into the skillet with your hands and add the juice.  Add ½ teaspoon salt and simmer, stirring occasionally, until the sauce is slightly thickened, about 15 minutes.  Add the zucchini and cook until tender-crisp, about 5 minutes.  Season with salt.

2.  Meanwhile, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.  Add the capellini and cook as the label directs.  Drain and add to the sauce along with the basil; toss to coat.  Top with parmesan.

Serves 4

Nutritional information:  351 calories; 11g total fat (2g saturated fat); 10g protein; 52g carbohydrates; 6g fiber; 0mg cholesterol; 280mg sodium


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