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Apr 5, 2013
11:20 AM

Colorful Pasta Recipes to Brighten Up Your Family Meals

Spring is here! Capture the tastes of the season with six delicious recipes that add lemon zest, spinach, broccoli, roasted red peppers and other yummy ingredients.

Colorful Pasta Recipes to Brighten Up Your Family Meals

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These pasta dishes are infused with color to brighten up your family's dinner. But the color isn't all for show – the same compounds that give carrots their orange hue and spinach their deep, green leaves signal they also contain nutrients. That's right: The bright-colored food in the produce section (not the cereal aisle) mean that these vegetables are packed with a pigment called beta-carotene. The beta-carotene in carrots, spinach, bell peppers and other vegetables, and even some grains, tells you that you'll be getting an extra dose of nutrients in your meal.

More good news: Most of these colorful pasta recipes have only a few ingredients, saving you time in the kitchen – and money at the grocery store. So get clicking – and cooking!

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