Wednesday, August 24, 2011

$100 Giveaway & A Healthy New Recipe

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I've been talking a lot lately about cooking healthy. Now I'm putting, where my mouth is. Hehe.

This is a recipe re-do. We used to make this with white pasta, Italian sausage, 3 cheeses and no veggies! Can you believe that?!

Did you know that the USDA has released new nutrition guidelines? I think it's really important to eat at least the required amount of vegetables per day, and this is a GREAT and HEALTHY recipe using Country Crock buttery spread to help you achieve that goal! Also, it’s a really easy recipe to throw together. I let Brayden help me – he loves to be in the kitchen with me. He retrieved the veggies and the Country Crock buttery spread from the fridge, opened the box of pasta for me and then sat at the counter and watched me cook. His verdict of the pasta re-do? He loved it! He asked for seconds and even ate it again the next day for lunch!

Here's what you'll need:

2 T of Country Crock buttery spread
1 pound of wheat rotini pasta
2 small or 1 large red onion, sliced
1 large zucchini, halved and sliced 1/4" thick
1 large yellow squash, halved and sliced 1/4" thick
1 can of fire roasted tomatoes
2 cloves of finely minced garlic
1.5lbs of skinless, boneless chicken breast, cubed
1/2 cup of mozzarella, cubed
2 T paprika
Salt and Pepper to taste

First, get a pot of boiling water going. While that's heating up, turn a skillet on over medium heat. Add 1T of your Country Crock buttery spread.

Next, add your onions. Let cook about 5 minutes, and then add the zucchini, squash and garlic. Season with salt, pepper and 1T paprika. Cook until soft - about 10 minutes.

Remove the vegetables, and place in a bowl. Add your pasta to the boiling water.

Add your remaining Country Crock buttery spread and then your chicken. Season with salt, pepper and remaining paprika. Cook until done.
Throw the veggies back in with the chicken. Add the tomatoes. Stir until well blended.
Mix everything in a large mixing bowl - pasta, veggies, and your mozzarella cheese.
Enjoy this healthy, delicious meal while it's hot!
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Just leave me a comment telling me if you've tried my recipe or your favorite way of cooking with Country Crock!


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