Have a Plant: Fruits & Veggies for Better Health
Preparation Time: 30 minutes or less
  • 4 cups pasta, cooked
  • 2 cups lightly cooked broccoli pieces
  • 1 cup cooked carrot slices
  • ¾ cups red pepper strips
  • ¼ cup sliced green onions
  • ½ cup Italian salad dressing, light or reduced fat
Mix all ingredients together and refrigerate for about 30 minutes before serving.
Note: For a more hearty salad, add strips of cooked ham, a can of cooked red beans, drained or sprinkle with grated cheese.
 
Serves:
8
 
½ Cup of Fruits and Vegetables per Serving
 
Fruit and /or Veggie color(s):
 
Nutrition Information per Serving:
calories: 141
Total Fat: 1.8g
Saturated Fat: 0.2g
% of Calories from Fat: 11%
% of Calories from Saturated Fat: 1%
Protein: 5g
Carbohydrates: 27g
Cholesterol: 1mg
Dietary Fiber: 3g
Sodium: 234mg
 
Each serving provides: An excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C, folate, and a good source of fiber.

Recipe courtesy of USDA. This recipe meets Produce for Better Health (PBH) and Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) nutrition standards that maintain fruits and vegetables as healthy foods.
See 30 Minutes or Less SEASONAL Recipe Archive
Search ALL Our Recipes

Other Stories