Whole Wheat Summer Pesto Meal Prep Pasta
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Whole Wheat Summer Pesto Meal Prep Pasta

These Whole Wheat Summer Pesto Meal Prep Pasta Bowls are just what you need in your life for a busy workweek! Perfect for lunch on-the-go or as a quick, almost one-pot dinner, you can't go wrong with these flavours!
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Pasta
Cuisine: Italian
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 577kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 chicken breasts, diced
  • 1 box whole wheat rotini
  • 1 zucchini
  • 1 yellow squash
  • 4 plum tomatoes, diced
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 red onion, diced
  • 2 cups spinach, chopped

Quick basil pesto

  • 1 cup fresh basil
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp water
  • 1/2 cup parmesan cheese, grated
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Instructions

  • In a large skillet, heat olive oil over med-high heat. Add chicken to pan, sautéing for 6-7 minutes. Meanwhile, make quick basil pesto by adding all ingredients to a blender or Magic Bullet.
  • Cook pasta in boiling water until al dente, about 10 minutes. Reserve 1/2 cup of pasta water and drain pasta, then set aside in a strainer. Return pasta pot to stove over med-high heat. Add remaining tbsp of olive oil to pot, then add tomatoes, zucchini, yellow squash, red onion and garlic. Saute for 3-4 minutes until veggies have softened.
  • Add chicken, pesto and pasta to pot, stirring well to coat and cooking for another 2 minutes or so. Stir in chopped spinach and cook another minute or so before removing from heat. Serve in small glass bowls - this was enough for 6 servings for me personally as I find I get filled up on pasta easily, but if you're really hungry, this serves 4. Enjoy!

Nutrition

Calories: 577kcal | Carbohydrates: 74g | Protein: 41g | Fat: 18g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 55mg | Sodium: 673mg | Potassium: 1004mg | Fiber: 12g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 9800IU | Vitamin C: 55.3mg | Calcium: 550mg | Iron: 5.4mg