Pasta with Tomato, Spinach, and Cheese (Topped with Parmigiano-Reggiano)
Here is an easy ‘pantry’ pasta loaded with vegetables and protein. I love adding in a lot of vegetables and using whole wheat pasta to bump up the nutrition of the dish. Additional protein in this pasta comes from low fat cottage cheese, which is full of protein and calcium. Also, making a batch of pasta early in the week means you will have leftovers for quick lunches throughout the week. You could easily double this recipe if you have a large family or wish to freeze some for another week (just make sure you have a large enough pot in which to cook the pasta).