It is normal to go meatless in my house at 2 – 3 times a week, but I still want to add a nutritional punch to my quick meal. One of the best ways I have found is by doing some quick add ins from things I already have in my kitchen – like peppers, garlic, spinach and hot pepper flakes. I chop the veggies while waiting for the pasta water to boil and the pasta to cook.
Once the pasta has been cooked and drained, I pour the sauce right over the pasta and toss in all the fresh veggies. I don’t worry about cooking them or anything – I just toss and stir and then pile high the plates. We top ours with hot pepper flakes (for a kick of spice and a boost for our metabolism) and some parmesan cheese.