We all love pasta. It’s versatile, quick to prepare and cheap. It’s also “carb heavy” which makes it a bit of a double edged sword for many of us. As with everything in a healthy diet, moderation is the key here and if the choice of pasta can be a little healthier, I’m all for it. This recipe uses Whole Wheat Penne which contains more than twice the fiber of its white counterpart. This recipe also keeps the pasta to a minimum. A cup or so of dry pasta will feed two lavishly.
Turkey Italian Sausage and Cannelini Beans provide a generous serving of protein that is lower in fat than many other choices. Kale, the current golden (or is it green) child of the food world makes itself known along with garlic onions and red bell pepper. The sauce is low sodium chicken broth base to keep it light and let the other flavors shine through. As with so many of the recipes I share, this one is open to interpretation. It would be wonderful with some herbs. Basil or rosemary come to mind. Garbanzo beans could fill in for the Cannellini and any other veggies you have on hand could be added as well. Doubling the recipe would be easy, too. In fact, this recipe as posted allows you to do just that