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Spaghetti with Chicken and Vegetables in Lemon Sauce

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Spaghetti with Chicken and Vegetables in Lemon Sauce

Those of you who follow me on Facebook know that I was excited about participating in a conference call with Bob Greene (yes…Oprah’s Bob Greene!) last week. I was recently contacted by Barilla about their “That’s Whole Grain?” Taste Challenge and they asked if I would be a part of an informational conference call with a handful of other bloggers. The conference call would be a Q & A session with Bob Greene about nutrition and fitness and of course how to incorporate healthy whole grains into your diet. Most of you already know that Barilla products such as their Whole Grain pasta line has Bob Greene’s Best Life seal of approval which consumers look for to find “healthy” product choices.

After Barilla contacted me and explained the “challenge” to me I looked in my pantry and found several boxes of their whole grain pasta. The “challenge” is to go out and buy a box of Barilla Whole Grain pasta and try it. If you don’t like it, they will send you a voucher for a regular box of their other pasta. Not such a bad deal is it?

I personally have been using this line of pasta for quite some time already. I don’t really remember when I made the switch to whole grain, but once I did, I never thought twice about it. I come from an Italian family so it’s not like I don’t eat white pasta…but I do make it a habit to go whole grain for more “everyday” eating if you know what I mean. It’s what I cook for my husband and kids and they honestly don’t know the difference.

Spaghetti with Chicken and Vegetables in Lemon Sauce

I made this pasta the other night and it’s one of those all in one meals that can be thrown together with whatever veggies you have on hand. I started with this recipe that my sister in law sent me after I told her I had a ton of fresh sage in my herb garden. I used Barilla Whole Grain Spaghetti and took the recipe just a bit further and added some fresh veggies to it…red pepper, squash and zucchini…dinner was complete. I love adding lemon to a pasta dish like this, it’s perfect for a night where you don’t want to eat too heavy and aren’t in a saucy type of mood.

Leave a comment and let me know if you plan on participating in the Barilla “That’s Whole Grain?” Taste Challenge or if you are already a fan of whole grain pastas. If you have a favorite healthy pasta recipe go ahead and share it with the rest of us by leaving a link to it!

Spaghetti with Chicken and Vegetables in Lemon Sauce

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28 Responses to “Spaghetti with Chicken and Vegetables in Lemon Sauce”

  1. Erica posted August 20, 2009 at 12:47 am

    ah! You're so famous 😉 I love the whole grain pasta- its all we use now! I love it in my peanut sauce mix!

  2. Bellini Valli posted August 20, 2009 at 1:01 am

    Lucky you Aggie. Our all time favourite is Summer Spaghetti made with a healthy dose of sun-ripened tomatoes, garlic and feta cheese. You can lighten it up by using ricotta instead which I do often. Here is the link:http://morethanburnttoast.blogspot.com/2009/08/spaghetti-with-heirloom-tomatoes-feta.html

  3. Leslie posted August 20, 2009 at 1:11 am

    I sooo need to post about the call we had too! It was very informative dont you think!!??
    Yummy pasta

  4. Bonnie posted August 20, 2009 at 1:34 am

    yummy! I've been whole grain pasta for years, I like it tossed with fresh garlic, white beans, olive oil, and fresh grated parma cheese.Very basic, but delicious!

  5. Bonnie posted August 20, 2009 at 1:35 am

    yummy! I've been whole grain pasta for years, I like it tossed with fresh garlic, white beans, olive oil, and fresh grated parma cheese.Very basic, but delicious!

  6. Patsyk posted August 20, 2009 at 1:51 am

    I try to use whole grain pastas whenever I can, but I'm still trying to get the family to switch over. Your dish sounds like a great way to use it and full of fresh flavor.

  7. Maria posted August 20, 2009 at 2:14 am

    Great pasta dish! The more veggies the better:)

  8. fittingbackin posted August 20, 2009 at 2:58 am

    That looks SO good – and now i'm a fan of yours via FB – woo!!

  9. Barbara Bakes posted August 20, 2009 at 3:36 am

    This looks like a great spaghetti recipe. I am already a fan of whole grain pastas. I have Barilla in my pantry too.

  10. Rachelle @ "Mommy? I'm Hungry!" posted August 20, 2009 at 4:34 am

    I too like the whole grain pastas, but not everyone in my family does. Some you can't even tell the difference, but some are just so hearty you can, and the kids know it, lol.

  11. the ungourmet posted August 20, 2009 at 4:42 am

    I love pasta this way with lots of yummy veggies, hold the sauce.

    I hadn't heard about the challenge but it sounds like a fun one!

  12. Paula posted August 20, 2009 at 6:23 am

    Oh Aggie, how exciting that a) Barilla contacted you and b) you got to participate on that conference call! You're famous! 🙂 I fear I'm probably your only follower who is actually turning away from whole grains and and also wheat … my daughter can't tolerated them. We've actually been eating gluten free rice pasta like it's going out of style. As I'm Italian, too, I'll always love a good semolina flour pasta, even though we don't eat it anymore, and Barilla is a good choice for that! Love your chicken, veggies, and lemon sauce! YUM! Congrats again!

  13. Mary posted August 20, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    Your pasta has captured all the fresh flavors of summer. It really looks wonderful, Aggie. I'm not having a great deal of luck converting my family to whole wheat pasta, but I'll keep trying.

  14. ♥peachkins♥ posted August 20, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    I love this recipe.I love the lemon sauce..

  15. Colleen posted August 20, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    I love Barilla pasta although my husband only likes the regular kind. I will have to try it again on him!

  16. Megan posted August 20, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    I would love to do the challenge… but I'm just not a fan of whole grain pasta. I keep trying to be, but I guess I like my normal pasta. I would definitely make this recipe you posted, but with regular pasta instead. I really wish I enjoyed whole grain pasta more because I know it would be better for me!

  17. Jamie posted August 20, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    Aggie,
    This looks so delicious. How was the sage in it? I will have to make this soon. After also participating in that Bob Greene call, I finally tried some whole wheat pasta in a pasta salad. It was really good. I'm going to keep trying others.

  18. Chef Fresco posted August 21, 2009 at 1:08 am

    Congrats, that's awesome! Love this dish – very summery!

  19. A World in a PAN posted August 21, 2009 at 4:03 am

    I just had spaghettis for dinner .. with basil and olive oil and some grated parmesan cheese .. i love pasta. Your shots are reat!

  20. Bridgett posted August 21, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    Perfection!

  21. Cara posted August 21, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    I've long been a convert to whole grain pastas – and I'm particularly glad that my husband doesn't mind them at all either! There are a few great brands that don't taste any different than white pasta.

  22. theprovidentwoman posted August 24, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    Yumm! I'm so making this for dinner.

  23. Chef Jeena posted August 24, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    Mmmm just my kind of food!

    Looks wonderful Aggie, how are you these days? 🙂

  24. teresa posted August 25, 2009 at 1:12 am

    how fun! this looks wonderful, i love all the colors!

  25. biz319 posted August 26, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    I actually just bought that brand over the weekend because I had a coupon – can't wait to try it!

  26. Pam posted August 26, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    Lucky girl Aggie. I love whole grain pasta too and use it whenever I can. This pasta dish looks light and lovely.

  27. Penny posted August 27, 2009 at 11:08 am

    Congratulations Aggie! I love it when bloggers are recognized. Your spaghetti looks wonderful.

  28. duodishes posted September 1, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    May just need to make this one. The lemon sauce sounds delicious.

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