I’ve been attempting to do this 21 Day Challenge to eat healthier, and incorporate healthy natural foods into my diet. When I cook dinner at home it’s easy to plan out healthy meals each week. You may think how can pasta be healthy, but this turkey spaghetti with roasted tomatoes probably has about half the carbs and calories as a normal plate of pasta.
I started substituting ground turkey in almost every dish that called for ground beef. I made a similar version of this dish for my parents and brothers friends, and after all their skepticism they didn’t have much to say after they ate it. I also like swapping regular spaghetti for whole grain. Now there are some that taste quite terrible, but try a few different ones to see which satisfies your taste buds. Small changes like these can make a huge difference in your diet!
- 1 lb ground turkey
- 1 small box of whole grain or whole wheat pasta
- 1 package cherry tomatoes
- 1 can diced tomatoes
- Parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a small baking dish coat the tomatoes in olive oil, salt and pepper. Bake for about 20 minutes or until they start to burst. Bring large pot of water to boil. While water is boiling start to cook ground turkey. Cook pasta as directed on package. Once turkey is cooked through drain the can of diced tomatoes and add to ground turkey. Be sure to drain off your ground turkey too! Combine pasta with ground turkey and tomatoes then add the cherry tomatoes. Garnish with parmesan and basil.