Whole Wheat Baked Ziti
To all the (whole wheat) pasta lovers out there, I can not wait to share this recipe with you! Many people would think pasta is unhealthy but just wait and see how many benefits is actually contains. For starters, whole wheat pasta is a great alternative. I know the brown color of the pasta is not so inviting but it's made from flour that contains the whole entire grain kernel, hence “whole wheat”. Whereas regular pasta doesn’t. Whole wheat contains nutrients, vitamins, minerals, protein and fiber. I would like to focus here on fiber. Fiber is so important to incorporate in our daily diet and I’ll tell you why. Fiber aids in weight management, helps lower blood sugar, and encourages regular bal movements. The magic of fiber is that it helps us feel full and satisfied! Summer is around the corner, and I know everyone is out there thinking of their summer bodies. But, that doesn’t mean you need to cut out foods such as carbs (of course always being mindful of our portions). Mindful eating will help you maintain a healthy and balanced lifestyle as we transition from sweater weather to summer attire.