October was Pasta month. Pasta dishes are always popular with customers. Enriched pasta is a good source of the B
vitamins thiamine, riboflavin, niacin
and folic acid, as well as iron. Whole grain pastas also have some vitamin E. Both kinds of pasta have some lower quality protein.
Cold or hot pasta dishes are a good
place to add some vegetables and their nutrients. Many people will enjoy some vegetables in a
pasta dish even though they refuse to eat the vegetables when they are served
Share the Pasta is an interesting web site that has a
pasta shapes dictionary showing pictures of some of the 600 different shapes of
pasta (www.sharethepasta.org/pasta-shapes). A new shape might be a good way to add variety to your meals.