I’ve always been a pasta kinda gal. Spaghetti, shells, penne- you name it, I eat it.
Ever since I can remember, pasta has been a staple in my family’s pantry. We alway shave boxes on boxes of it, and when I was little, my mom would make me noodles with cheese, butter, and dino chicken nuggets almost every weekend. Ah, the memories.
The one sad thing about pasta for me is that it does not fill me up that much. I always feel very hungry about an hour later, no matter what I add in there. That’s why EatBanza is so great for me. EatBanza is a chickpea based pasta, with its only ingredient being chickpeas and pea powder. Talk about readable ingredients!
This pasta contains 14g of protein per serving, which is double the amount normal pasta has (7g!) For me, I feel satisfied after I ear it because of not only the protein, but also the fiber that it contains (8g!) And while I could NEVER go low carb, this pasta is great for if you prefer less carbs and more fats in your diet.
Now- let’s talk veggies. I was very skeptical of adding both butternut squash AND brussel sprouts, but I am so glad I did. The combo now only adds volume, but also a ton of flavor. It’s fall in a bowl basically. The feta and avocado are must haves for me in almost any meal, so naturally I added some to this bowl. You cannot have pasta without some fresh tomatoes in my opinion, and the garnish of red pepper flakes was the cherry on top. Too many good things to say about this bowl (heart eye emoji x100).
INGREDIENTS (Serves four):
8 oz EatBanza, cooked (or pasta of choice)
1 small butternut squash, skinned and cubed
10-15 brussel sprouts, chopped
1 large tomato, cubed
1 tsp garlic power
1 tsp paprika
1 avocado, cubed
1/4 cup feta cheese
1 tbsp oil of choice
1.) Cook pasta according to box instructions, and set aside to chill.
2.) Heat up a skillet to a medium heat and add your oil. Mix it around so it coats evenly. Throw your cubed butternut squash in the pan, and stir for about 15 minutes.
3.) Add your brussel sprouts after 15 minutes and continue to stir. Reduce to a low medium heat. Dash your garlic powder and paprika on the veggies and mix it in well.
4.) Throw your chilled pasta in a mixing bowl and add your diced avocado, feta, and tomato. Mix those together.
5.) Once the veggies are done, combine them in the mixing bowl with the pasta, avocado, feta, tomato combo. Mix it together and serve in a bowl!
Note- EatBanza sent me these products to review and test out, but all opinions are my own.
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