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pasta month

Not only is it National Pasta Month, it is also World Pasta Day (October 25)! Are you celebrating?  Each year on World Pasta Day, events are held to help spread the world about pasta and it’s nutritional value. The National Pasta Association and pasta manufacturers sponsor these events and activities.

From Pasta Fits:

Pasta has always been one of America’s favorite foods, offering limitless options for recipes, flavors and comfort.  Even better, pasta is one of the most effective delivery systems for other healthy foods, such as fresh vegetables, lean meats, fish, poultry and beans, which one needs in a well-balanced diet.  And Americans are getting it right!  Pasta Fits, a nutrition and culinary education and resource initiative sponsored by the National Pasta Association, reports that its most shared pasta recipes are those containing fish and poultry.  Fish and poultry recipes are five times more popular than any other type of recipe Pasta Fits offers.

“Pasta is a perfect foundation for healthy, nutritious and satisfying meals, as it can be easily paired with nutrient-dense food partners, such as fiber-filled vegetables and beans, heart healthy fish and monounsaturated oils, antioxidant-rich tomato sauce and protein-packed cheese, poultry and lean meats,” says registered dietitian Diane Welland.  “Fall is a wonderful time to take advantage of the seasonal ingredients and try new colors and flavors.”

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