The whole point of this pasta dish was to create some comfort food that you could feel happy eating because you know it’s full of all good things and it doesn’t taste boring, there are layers, colours and textures.
I chose a meat to boost the protein content. Turkey also happens to be lower in calories too. To add even more protein I added soybeans, which also increase the fibre content. Along with broccoli a popular health food filled with vitamins and minerals and butternut squash which is known as a heart-friendly ingredient. Finally tomatoes filled with vitamins and minerals.
So as I say, all good things – so there’s absolutely no guilt involved.
If you do want to feel a little guilty:
On experimenting, there are some alternatives that could be added to this pasta dish. I liked a couple of teaspoons of pesto drizzled over the top along with some grilled halloumi. Both these ‘extras’ added something to the meal but if you need to be eating light go without or only have a small amount!
‘All Good Things’ Pasta
300 g pasta
1 onion (diced)
1 clove (diced)
1 pepper (diced)
100 g cherry/plum tomatoes (halved)
250 g butternut squash (cubed)
375 g turkey steak (diced)
100 g soybeans