Who says pasta is bad for you? Well then, buckle up for best news you’re probably going to hear all day—pasta can actually be healthy! This Spicy Dried Plum Marinara with Butternut Squash Noodles is a deliciously spicy dish that is unique in the sense that it uses spiralized butternut squash as a substitute for regular pasta noodles. This boosts the nutritional value of the entire meal and adds more flavor because of the sweet taste and soft texture of the butternut squash. If you have yet to try butternut squash, this is the perfect time to do so. What better way to incorporate it into your meal than making a pasta dish out of it? This recipe includes tomato sauce and diced tomatoes—two canned tomato products that contain powerful antioxidants, help reduce risks of certain diseases, and act as an anti-inflammatory.
This dish is packed with vegetables, fruits, and spices that when combined all together provide you with a meal to remember. You can easily whip this up for your family, social gatherings, or your next event—it is guaranteed to be the crowd favorite. Other people who try your dish won’t even realize that this dish is actually providing them with a ton of nutrients. The two main ingredients—butternut squash and canned tomatoes—are both great sources of antioxidants that help to improve health and provide you with the proper vitamins that your body needs for optimal bodily function. Knowing that you are able to eat a flavorful, delicious meal while still obtaining your nutrients for the day will make you feel energized and good about the foods you’re putting into your body. There’s no better way to eat healthy than by throwing in some canned tomato products into a dish, especially a pasta recipe, and enjoying it with your loved ones.
Get the full recipe for Spicy Dried Plum Marinara with Butternut Squash Noodles by visiting our friends at Produce for Better Health.
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