• Over the course of the last few years I have lost quite a bit of weight. People often ask me what I ate while going through that process. Most everyone is surprised to hear that I didn’t do a crazy restrictive diet. I ate carbs, sugar, fat, basically whatever my body was craving. I knew that if I tried to cut anything out I would not be able to stick with it for the rest of my life. That being said, one of my favorite dishes was a simple dish of pasta and peas.

    My kids also enjoy this dish. The recipe I’m listing is just for a single serving, but it is easy to double or triple as needed.
    Per each person you are making this for you will need:
    2 ounces of whole wheat pasta
    2 teaspoons olive oil
    3 cloves garlic sliced thin, or finely minced
    1/2 cup frozen peas
    1 tablespoon grated Parmesan cheese

    Cook your pasta according to the package directions. I like to use a curly pasta here, but I often just use whatever I have on hand, so feel free to use what you like.

    While you are waiting on your pasta to boil heat your oil over medium low heat. It’s not much oil so it won’t take much time to heat it.

    Sauté the garlic in the oil, then add the peas and cook until warm.

    Drain your pasta and add it to the pan with the peas, garlic, and oil. Stir to combine.

    Dish up the pasta and immediately sprinkle with the cheese.

    I love this simple meal for lunch, but it can easily be adapted to dinner. Just serve with a grilled chicken breast and you have a great balanced meal that both you and your kids will love.