The start of the new year tends to be a time of reflection and goal setting especially, when it comes to our eating habits. More often than not our thoughts are directed towards what can be eliminated from our lives to make us healthier. This year I urge you to take a new approach and instead of eliminating just eat well!
When it comes to living a healthy lifestyle I'm a firm believer of everything in moderation. I eat a well-balanced diet most days, yet I'm not afraid to occasionally indulge in a cocktail, slice of pizza or bowl of ice cream. I strongly encourage you to do the same!
Don't set yourself up for failure by making certain foods "off-limits" just realize you need to be kind to your body and eat healthy whenever possible. This will continue to be my approach to healthy eating going forward into the new year and I hope it will also become yours.
The entire family will love this healthy vegetarian dish. Don't want to eat vegetarian...you can always add sausage to round out the dish.
Pasta with Broccoli Rabe & White Beans
1 pound rapini, washed well and trimmed
8 ounces dried pasta
1 cup chicken stock
1 cup water
1 (16 ounce) can canellini beans, drained and rinsed
1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper
Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add broccoli rabe and cook for 2 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon, reserving water. To the water, add the pasta and cook according to package directions.
Meanwhile, heat a large saucepan over medium heat. Add stock and water and simmer for 5 minutes. Add the beans and simmer for another 2 minutes. Add the pasta, broccoli rabe, and crushed red pepper. Stir until well to combine. Remove from heat and serve with Parmesan cheese.