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Happy Healthy Monday

Well this weekend wasn’t as productive as I had hoped but things got done. Drywall got on the ceiling and window trim got gone. Lots of cleaning and another full bin of garbage was thrown out. Still lots to do.

Food wise I didn’t make my goal of not eating out this week but I did do better. So going to work on that again this week.  I so miss my support on twitter. I need to find a way to get back online during the day for the motivation you all give me.

Well this is a short and sweet post since I have lots of work to do today so hope you all have a great week and enjoy this recipe.

One-Pot Pasta With Tomatoes, White Beans and Pesto

This rustic Italian meal with wonderful flavor requires the use of only one pot.

 Estimated Times
Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cooking Time: 15 mins

Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
Servings Per Recipe 4 


3 1/4 cups dry bow-tie pasta
3 cups water
2 MAGGI Chicken Flavor Bouillon Cubes
MAGGI Vegetarian Vegetable Flavor Bouillon Cubes
1 container (7 ounces) BUITONI Refrigerated All Natural Pesto with Basil
2 medium tomatoes, chopped
1 can (15 ounces) cannellini (white kidney beans) or small white beans, rinsed and drained
1/3 cup (about 1 ounce) BUITONI Refrigerated Freshly Shredded Parmesan Cheese


COMBINE pasta, water and bouillon in large saucepan. Bring to a boil. Cook, stirring frequently, for 8 to 10 minutes or until pasta is tender and broth has reduced to about 1/2 cup; do not drain. Reduce heat to low; add pesto.

COOK, stirring frequently, until sauce has reduced slightly. Stir in tomatoes and beans. Cook, stirring occasionally, until heated through. Sprinkle with cheese before serving. Season with ground black pepper, if desired.

Calories: 470 Calories from Fat: 230 Total Fat: 25 g
Saturated Fat: 5 g Cholesterol: 25 mg Sodium: 1150 mg
Carbohydrates: 44 g Dietary Fiber: 6 g Sugars: 7 g
Protein: 16 g



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13 thoughts on “Happy Healthy Monday

  1. As always Karla, you do not disappoint with the recipe this week! I was wondering what to do with the pesto I froze this summer. I just found my Tuesday night dinner! Thanks!
    I hate when I work Thursday -Sunday. I feel like I miss so much on twitter and it is hard to get my blog posts up. But we have to make a living somehow. Maybe sneak some online time in at lunch? I try to when I actually get a lunch/dinner break (which is rare). Have a great week!
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  2. The recipe that you posted looks so tasty. I will have to try it when I’m done with my clean eating challenge. Thank you for sharing!

  3. It’s so hard to work and not have access to Twitter when you need a boost. I will be somewhat in the boat in a few months when I go back to work. Even if you can’t get on, we’re all rootin’ for you Karla!
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  4. OMG – that looks SOOOO tasty! In fact, I’m altering my meal plan and we are having THAT for dinner!!! YUM YUM YUM!

    Thank you so much for sharing. I always appreciate your recipes!

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