Build a Better Pasta Recipe for National Nutrition MonthPasta is a great way to get that perfect mix of food groups because it partners perfectly with vegetables, beans, lean proteins, olive oil and herbs-exactly the kinds of nutrient-rich foods you should choose more often. March is National Nutrition Month, so get into the swing of things by following MyPlate guidelines and using this recipe builder to create nutritious pasta dishes. Visit ChooseMyPlate.gov to learn more and get on track to build a better plate of pasta. Or, use the image above to create an ideal pasta dish for you and your health.
Your diet matters. The right blend of ingredients can help you be healthier now and into the future. The USDA developed MyPlate to illustrate the five food groups that are the building blocks for a healthy diet: fruits, vegetables, grains, protein and dairy. Here at Barilla, our Passion for Pasta drives us to create balanced pasta recipe builders and help you stick to recommended dietary guidelines by combining healthy grains with lean proteins and vitamin packed veggies. The best way to stay healthy in this vein might be to adhere to a Mediterranean diet featuring healthy pasta portions.