You know what else is cuteness? Broccoli. Mainly because it will hang out in your fridge for a week in a half and not go bad. That's how long I've been trying to cook this meal. Told you I've been a busy bee. If only I knew exactly what I'd been doing. Oh well.
This meal is based on something I saw on Gina's Skinny Recipes, just changed it up a little to meet me needs, wants, and wishes.
Pasta with Broccoli for One
2 oz high fiber, whole wheat pasta
1 cup broccoli, chopped up
2 cloves of garlic, smashed
1/2 tbl olive oil
2 tbl grated Parmesan cheese
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine broccoli, garlic, and olive oil in a small dish. Roast in the oven for 20 minutes, stirring half way through. Check up on it to make sure it's not burning.
Meanwhile, boil your pasta. Drain, reserving about 1/4 cup of the pasta water.
In a big pretty pasta bowl, combine the pasta, the broccoli, and however much pasta water you need just to give it a little moisture. Sprinkle with cheese.
Serving size - entire recipe
Points plus 9