Penne with Mushrooms and Artichokes
Vitamin D has been known to provide a host of health benefits including warding off diseases like osteoporosis and high blood pressure, but new research says that it could also help to burn fat. The mushrooms and artichokes in this pasta dish provide 267 IUs of vitamin D per serving. As an added bonus, it’s low-calorie!
6 oz whole wheat penne
1 tbsp olive oil
8 oz fresh D-fortified mushrooms, sliced
1 onion chopped
3 cloves, garlic
16 cherry tomatoes, halved
1 cup artichoke hearts, drained and chopped
1/4 cup reduced-fat pesto
4 tsp grated Romano cheese
Bring a large pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add the penne and cook according to the package directions. Drain.
Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the mushrooms and onion and cook, stirring occasionally, for 7 to 8 minutes, or until the mushrooms have released their liquid and start to brown slightly. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute longer. Stir in the tomatoes and artichoke hearts and cook for another 1 to 3 minutes, or until tomatoes just begin to soften.
Add the pasta and toss to combine. Remove from the heat and stir in the pesto.
Divide among 4 bowls and top each serving with 1 teaspoon of cheese.
267 IU Vitamin D
10g fat (2g saturated fat)
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