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Skinny Girl Pasta
We finished this pot in one day!

Skinny Girl Pasta

I have a confession. Ready to hear it? Ok….whew. Here goes…

I’ve been really, REALLY naughty this past week. I ate 2 dozen triple chocolate cookies, 1 HUGE slice of carrot cake,  red velvet cake (just a small slice though) can’t even tell you how many peanut butter and jelly sandwiches on soft white bread I had, drunk almost a whole jug of Simply Apple juice, ate a carton of caramel cashews, 4 sandwich bags full of twix caramel popcorn, an Oreo Mcflurry,  two big helpings of french fries and five corn dogs. Ok I think I’ll stop now, it hurts to much to continue. If I saw it and wanted it, I ate it. No restraints baby.

Skinny girl pasta recipe

Full of fresh veggies!

Yeah it sounds bad and it is, but this is not my norm. Ever so often I have these binge weeks where I just give in to whatever my tastedbuds want and usually it’s something sugary or fried. Thankfully it doesn’t happen often so don’t judge me. It feels good to confess though. You should try it.

Skinny girl pasta recipe

A sprinkling of grated parmesan cheese completes this light dish!

To “reset” my body back on the right track I always go to this yummy pasta dish called skinny girl pasta. I don’t know how it got the name or what the real name of this dish is. It’s a recipe that I adapted from my oldest sister who is into clean eating. She always has some of the BEST healthy and delicious recipes.

Skinny girl pasta recipe

We finished this pot in one day!

This pasta dish is so light, filling and fresh. You can’t help but feel like you’re behaving when you’re eating this stuff. It’s packed full of fresh  veggies and dressed with seasoned extra virgin olive oil.  I made up a big batch to carry me through the week. I plan on eating super light and fresh for the next few weeks.

Skinny girl pasta recipe

Add seasonings or just enjoy the simple taste of fresh veggies, olive oil and pasta! Can’t go wrong!

I think I got all the crazy craving out of my system…for now!

Watch me make this Skinny Girl Pasta from start to finish!

 

4.9 from 9 reviews
Skinny pasta
 
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Serves: 5
Ingredients
  • 1½ cup fresh broccoli, finely diced
  • 1 cup cup cauliflower, finely diced
  • ½ green bell pepper, finely diced
  • 4 vine ripe plum tomatoes, finely diced
  • 2 green onion, finely diced
  • ½ cup black olives, finely diced
  • ¼ - ½ cup olive oil (I used ½ cup because I'll be adding more noodles later)
  • 4-5 cloves garlic, minced
  • 7. oz thin spagetti noodles
  • cajun seasoning
  • parsley
  • salt and pepper, to taste.
  • Parmesan cheese
Instructions
  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil.
  2. Cook spaghetti according to package for al dente texture.
  3. Drain the noodles but leave a little water (about ¼ cup) in the pot.
  4. Season noodles generously with cajun seasoning, parsley and salt. (taste to make sure it has a good taste. Can also add in other seasonings.)
  5. In a large skillet over med-low heat, add olive oil and garlic.
  6. Simmer lightly just until garlic begins to become fragrant.
  7. Add in green onion and bell peppers and cook for 1-2 minutes.
  8. Add the rest of the ingredients and cook until heated.
  9. Toss in the seasoned noodles (you could also add the veggie mixture to individual bowls of noodles when ready to serve)
  10. Garnish with parmesan cheese.
  11. Serve and enjoy!
Notes
~TIPS~ Not into pasta? Try spaghetti squash but cut back on the olive oil. Want meat? ADD bits of BACON!! Taste become stronger the next day! Keep the pasta and "sauce" separate if planning for leftovers.
 

17 comments

  1. Dish came out great – Family really enjoyed it. Thanks

  2. Did this pasta but substituted with Zoodles (Zuchinni noodles) and it was delicious.. Thanks

  3. I’ve made this several times. Awesome dish!!!

  4. Flantashia Robinson

    I love this recipe! Quite light but flavorful. Thank you for this recipe.

  5. Pasta looks great! Think I will make it up for lunch at school next week.

    That being said, would it be indecent to ask for your Twix caramel popcorn recipe? :)

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  7. This sounds very light and refreshing. My daughter loves pasta salad. I love your YT channel, you will be getting me through the holidays this year. thank you

  8. love your recipes, starting cabbage soup diet (which by the way is so much better than the original) tomorrow morning, then will use your skinny girl recipe-thanks!

  9. As my favorite reality star TAMAR would say “SHE DID THAT” love it Diva keep the goodies coming.This one is great with wheat pasta. Added Asian seasons with a touch of curry/turmeric. This is my second time making it, by kids request

  10. For meat lovers like myself who rarely make dishes w/o meat, this recipe will not disappoint you! It’s not easy finding simple, healthy, FLAVORFUL recipes like this. BF really enjoyed this one. I paired this with the Parmesan Tilapia dish which was delish!!! What really made this dish for me was the Cajun/Creole seasoning- I used Tony Chachere’s creole seasoning. I am also a Habenaro pepper girl and forgot to add that. Even without the pepper I still give this recipe a 10! Thank you Monique.

  11. Mo I made this quick recipe for hubby cause he wanted me to cook on a saturday and I dont. well it was a huge hit. thank you for these recipes.

  12. Monique,
    This recipe is so good! my husband loves it!
    Thank you so much for all your videos and recipes! I go to your site everyday no lie you are like my hero.
    Thanks again,
    Prisila

  13. This looks amazing! I’m going to try mine with whole wheat pasta though. Keep the good recipes coming.

  14. girl you sound just like me, Ive been bing eating all kinds of sweets! my mom and i do this ‘carb blowout’ before we start any kind of diet and we cook anything with bad carbs and just eat it (so its not wasteful teehee). but i got a picky eater for a husband, anything green he won’t eat! and I have a 1 yr old that i want to grow up eating healthy! so when i make this, i guess he’s just going to have to start that night!

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