This is one of my best dishes that I want to share with you. It is nutritional and has several colors of the rainbow in it. I hope you like it.
I made sure to create an idea pin with this article. It just seems right. It is listed below:
1. Start with ¼ bag of sphaghetti (note sphaghetti lover’s may use a little more)
2. Break sphaghetti into 3 pieces and boil for about 20 minutes or until done
3. While Sphaghetti is boiling cut up 14 grape tomatoes
4. Cut up a package of Hormel Pepperoni
5. Cut up 2 celery stalks
6. Cut 17 green olives in half
7. Drain the cooked sphaghetti
8. Then mix the sphaghetti, pepperoni, celery, and olives well
9. Add 1 ½ cup of finely shredded cheese and mix well
10. Sprinkle with Salad Supreme (this is optional)
11. Add almost ¼ cup of Ken’s Zesty Italian Dressing and mix well
12. Enjoy your sphaghetti salad
This is another healthy meal. Many of the vegetables in this dish are the color of the rainbow. This salad can last in your refrigerator 2-3 days.
1. Linguine vs Sphaghetti
Linguine is a type of pasta made of a simple flour and water mixture with origins in the province of Genoa, Italy and it is a flat noodle while Sphaghetti is round and is a type of pasta made of semolina or durum with flour and water; sphaghetti comes from the Italian word “spago” meaning “thread” or twine according to masterclass.com.
2. Cherry vs Grape Tomatoes
I have tried both, but I personally like the grape tomatoes. They help to make this a healthy meal. So I guess it is a matter of preference. A grape tomato has perfect sugar to acid balance for a rich sweet taste whereas a cherry tomato is very sweet almost candy-like and incredibly juicy and fresh flavor according to naturefresh.ca. They further add that tomatoes are rich in lycopene (known as a cancer-fighting agent), and vitamin A and Vitamin C.
I believe the first time I tasted sphaghetti salad was at an event I attended. I just recently started adding green olives to my recipe after a friend let me tasted her sphaghetti salad. I am sure there may be a variety of other ingredients that could also be added or substituted for this dish.
Did you know that celery is a great source of important antioxidants, it reduces inflammation, supports digestion, it is rich in vitamins and minerals with a low glycemic index, and it has an alkalizing effect according to heathline.com.? They further add not to discard the leaves because that's where celery has the most calcium, potassium, and vitamin C. I have always thrown the leaves away. I just learned something new. I also have noticed that some restaurants would serve celery sticks with the Fried chicken. I always thought it was just so the plate would look good, but now I am finding out it helps with digestion. This is just so good to know. I also discovered that I like celery with ranch dressing. I like to slice the celery and dip it in ranch dressing. This makes for a delightful snack in itself.
4. Green Olives
Did you know that olives are rich in vitamin E, which can improve skin health and help your immune system, may reduce the risk of heart disease, they contain the compound oleocanthal which can kill cancer cells, they reduce the risk for Alzheimer’s disease, and help in preventing type 2 diabetes? That is according to Webmd.com. I like olives and also put olives in my Chef Salad and on my pizza. I am sure all of you pizza lovers can appreciate that. Have you tried a hamburger with olives? Now that is really good. So besides the fact that I used many of the olive oil hair products and face products I like to eat olives. Just eating them plain with nothing on them is good to me.
Have you ever asked, “ How do olives affect my weight?” That is a good question. Olives have a low calorie density and may aid weight loss in several ways, but it is best to enjoy them in moderation due to their high salt content and overall fat content. Healthline.com talks about this. Remember that old adage “everything in moderation.” This has a lot of truth to it.
Although pepperoni is high in sodium it contains selenium, an important antioxidant that keeps your immune system strong. Livestrong.com further adds that pepperoni has Vitamin B12, Thiamine, riboflavin, Niacin, panthothenic Acid and Vitamin B6. So there are some benefits of eating pepperoni. Again eat in moderation and a well-balanced diet.
6. Real Cheese
Beside the facts that cheddar cheese is rich in calcium, helps build strong bones, plays a role in blood clotting, is a great source of iron, vitamin A, Vitamin K, and lower your cholesterol, there are potential risks if you are lactose intolerant you could have symptom of bloating, flatulence, and diarrhea.
7. Italian Dressing
Italian dressing tends to be lower in calories and fat than cream-based dressing so according to Verywelfit.com this may be a better choice for you if you are working on maintaining or losing weight. It contains 35-3 calories, fat 3.1 gram, sodium 14.6 mg. Carbohydrates 1.8g, fiber og, sugars 1.6 g, and protein 0.1 g. I personally use Ken’s Italian dressing. I like it because it has an oil base that I really like compared to a few other Italian dressings.
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