Whole Wheat Penne Primavera

This is a staple in our household.  When we don't have a lot of time to prepare dinner this meal is quick and easy!  It includes everything you need in one dish! 

1 lb whole wheat pasta
1/2 zucchini, sliced
1/2 red bell pepper, sliced
1 bag fresh mixed precut carrots, cauliflower, and broccoli
1/2 cup frozen peas
2 tbsp Parmesan cheese
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tbsp olive oil

Boil water and cook pasta according to package directions.  In a second pan, steam zucchini, cauliflower, and broccoli until heated through but still slightly crisp.  In a large frying pan, heat olive oil and saute garlic.  Add red bell peppers and peas to garlic and cook for 3 minutes over medium heat.  Drain pasta and vegetables.  Add both to frying pan and toss.  Sprinkle with cheese.
Note:  I added chicken breast cut up into chunks into my dish to make it a complete meal with your protein and complex carb!  I also added a little bit of all natural pasta sauce to give it some more flavor! 

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