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Happy Healthy Monday

Another week has passed. While I has a good weekend last weekend in Chicago I did gain. I had a horrible food week and gained 1.8 which I am thrilled with.

Why am I thrilled? Well I had KFC, pizza, and McDonalds plus all the food in Chicago and I only gained 1.8. So this week I am back in check. I have gone to the grocery store and stocked up on healthy foods so I hope that 1.8 is gone by the end of this week.

I honestly think one thing that is helping me get more focused is that I LOVE my job. My boss is fantastic and I love the work that I do. I am super busy which is why I am not on twitter very much any more. I miss all my Mamavation moms and feel like an outsider a bit with the group since i can’t particiapte much anymore.

Well I hope you all have a super week. Enjoy this recipe.

One-Pot Pasta With Tomatoes, White Beans and Pesto

Estimated Times
Preparation Time: 5 mins
Cooking Time: 15 minsServings: 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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9 thoughts on “Happy Healthy Monday

  1. Yum! I’ve been looking for quick and easy recipes for my family and I think this may be added to the box.

    I know what you mean about feeling like an outsider, sometimes it’s hard to get back in there but if you need someone to encourage you or just to vent to, give me a yell.
    DaenelT´s last blog post ..Mamavation Monday on Sunday

  2. Mmm you went to all my favorite restaurants! lol We are (were) huge on pizza and McD’s! Good luck this week and I hope you have a great one! (PS-The recipe looks AWESOME!)

  3. You are in no way an outsider to me. You are doing what you need to do and loving it. Just pop in for support and an encouraging word when you can. That is all we ask. Have a great week especially since not in Chicago right now.

  4. You are not an outsider! I know it’s hard to keep up with twitter sometimes, but we can still all connect through our Monday blog posts! I think you did pretty amazing for a week in Chicago. I absolutely love to eat when I travel, and probably go a little over board. I hope you have a great week and I hope you’re able to say bye bye to those 1.8 pounds!
    Angela @ Nine More Months´s last blog post ..Mamavation Monday 1-24-10

  5. YAY for getting back on track! So glad you LOVE your job even if that means I have to miss you on twitter 🙁

    Also, WOW – that recipe looks DELISH (as usual) and thank you for sharing!
    Shelley (@momma_oz)´s last blog post ..Mamavation Monday – Week 2

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