Have a Plant: Fruits & Veggies for Better Health
Preparation Time: 20 minutes
  • 1 cup bowtie pasta, dry
  • 1 large apple
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • ¼ cup shredded cheddar cheese, reduced fat
  • 12 cherry tomatoes cut in half
  • 4 cups romaine lettuce
  • 1/3 cup light ranch salad dressing
Bring medium size pot of water to boil and add bowtie pasta. Simmer 11 minutes until pasta is tender. Drain pasta and cool. Cut apple in quarters. Remove core and slice into ¼ inch pieces. Place sliced apples into small bowl, add orange juice and stir so juice covers all apple slices. This keeps the apples from turning brown. Shred cheese. Cut tomatoes into halves. In large salad bowl, add romaine lettuce, tomatoes, apples with juice, cheese and pasta. Add dressing and toss, coating all ingredients. Serve.
 
Serves:
4
 
1 ½ cups of fruits and vegetables per Serving
 
Fruit and /or Veggie color(s):
 
Nutrition Information per Serving:
calories: 224
Total Fat: 6.7g
Saturated Fat: 1.8g
% of Calories from Fat: 26%
% of Calories from Saturated Fat: 7%
Protein: 7g
Carbohydrates: 36g
Cholesterol: 8mg
Dietary Fiber: 3g
Sodium: 242mg
 
Each serving provides: An excellent source of Vitamin A, Vitamin C and a good source of fiber.

Recipe was developed for the Produce for Better Health Foundation by Chef Mark Goodwin, CEC, CNC. This recipe meets PBH and Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) nutrition standards that maintain fruits and vegetables as healthy foods.
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