Kick Start a Wellness Routine with Dreamfields Pasta’s 21 Day Pasta Challenge

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Get inspired to move more, eat well, and enter to win one of 24 amazing prizes in Dreamfields’ 21 Day Pasta Challenge Sweepstakes.

“Improving our health and fitness is something we all strive for, and Dreamfields will offer delicious recipes, along with tips and advice"

Eating favorite foods and meeting personal weight management goals needn’t be mutually exclusive! That’s why Dreamfields pasta has partnered with two health/fitness and food experts to launch the 21 Day Pasta Challenge. From March 20 through April 9, fans will be encouraged to participate in 21 days of Facebook and Instagram challenges, follow tips for eating healthy and incorporate ways to move more every day. Best of all, there will be an opportunity to win daily and grand prizes.

Visit Dreamfields’ 21 Day Pasta Challenge for quick and delicious recipes, easy ideas to help you achieve your fitness goals, and chances to win some of our biggest prizes yet! Expert contributors include nationally renowned health and fitness expert Stephanie Mansour and award-winning food writer and family meals advocate Katie Workman. For even more inspiration, Stephanie is offering her 21 Day Fitness Challenge for free!

Every day, fans have an opportunity to score free pasta, cookbooks and other fun prizes for participating in daily challenges. They also can enter daily to win one of these three prizes at 21days.dreamfieldsfoods.com: Grand Prize — $1,000 to put toward your favorite healthy habit, plus a year’s supply of Dreamfields pasta; Two Runners Up — $500 gift card to your local supermarket and a family pack of Dreamfields pasta.

“We are so excited to bring this brand new 21-day challenge to pasta fans everywhere,” says Liz Housman, Dreamfields Marketing Manager. “Improving our health and fitness is something we all strive for, and Dreamfields will offer delicious recipes, along with tips and advice from our expert contributors Stephanie and Katie, throughout this program to support your wellness goals.”

Made with premium durum wheat semolina, Dreamfields pasta is a great addition to a healthy diet. Dreamfields maintains the taste of traditional pasta, yet also offers a nutritional boost by providing 5 grams of fiber and 7 grams of protein per one cup cooked serving. Added inulin, a prebiotic fiber extracted from chicory root, helps promote healthy digestion.

Get a delicious family friendly dinner on the table in a snap with one of our healthy recipes, such as Lemony Rotini with Goat Cheese Sauce & Spring Vegetables below. For more great recipes like this one, visit 21days.dreamfieldsfoods.com.

LEMONY ROTINI WITH GOAT CHEESE SAUCE & SPRING VEGETABLES
By: Katie Workman
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes

1    box Dreamfields Rotini
1    tablespoon olive oil, plus more if needed
2    cups thickly sliced scallions (about 1/2-inch)
8    ounces sugar snap peas, trimmed and halved crosswise
8    ounces string beans or haricot verts, trimmed and cut into 1-inch pieces
2    cups thinly sliced Swiss chard leaves
4    ounces fresh goat cheese, crumbled
1/4    cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese, plus more for passing at the table
1    cup vegetable broth
    Grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
1/2    cup roughly chopped fresh parsley
    Freshly ground pepper
    Red pepper flakes for garnish

Cook pasta according to package directions. Before draining, remove 1 cup of the cooking water.

Meanwhile, in very large, deep skillet heat the 1 tablespoon olive oil over medium heat. Add scallions; cook 2 minutes or until softened, stirring occasionally. Add sugar snap peas and green beans. Cook 2 minutes then add chard and cook 1 minute or until it begins to wilt, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle in goat cheese and 1/4 cup Parmesan. Stir in half of cooking water and the broth. Increase heat and bring to boil; reduce heat to simmer. Stir in zest, lemon juice, parsley and ground pepper. Add salt, as desired, if needed.

Remove from heat. Add cooked pasta and toss until pasta is well blended with sauce and vegetables. If pasta mixture seems dry, add some or all of the remaining cooking water and additional olive oil, as desired. Toss to combine.

Turn pasta into a serving bowl. Sprinkle with red pepper flakes. Pass a small bowl of Parmesan at the table for sprinkling, as desired.

Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition information (1/6 of recipe): 360 calories; 16g protein; 55g carbohydrates;
10g total fat; 5g saturated fat; 20mg cholesterol; 215mg sodium; 9g total dietary fiber.

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