Up Your Veggies with Sprouts #livinontheveg

disclaimer: thanks to my relationship with Sprouts Farmers Market, this is a sponsored post to help share to my local community awesomeness of Sprouts. all opinions are my own.

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And I’m not just talking about #MeatlessMonday! During a recent visit to Sprouts (find a location near you here), they challenged us to up our veggies – and I did not realize how easy it was to do so! #livinontheveg

Luckily, I enjoy my fair share of cauliflower & broccoli, but there are so many other vegetables with a healthy dose of vitamins, antioxidants and even protein! Plus, Sprouts has sooo many good produce items to choose from; in most Sprouts locations, their produce department is 30% of their store! Now that’s a lot of wholesome goodness! And for my local friends – make sure you visit the South Tampa store! Their store is still amazing – but now they have even more parking! We all know parking is not the easiest at some stores on Dale Mabry; now, no need to fight traffic to grab your groceries.

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To make it a challenge for myself, I decided to recreate one of my Dad’s favorite recipes; it is very simple but I was going to be replacing the main ingredient – PASTA! My Dad’s Pasta Salad has always been very consistent, and that was just how we wanted it! His salad has tri-color pasta, kidney beans, celery, carrots, broccoli and smothered in Italian dressing. My mother’s side of the family is Italian, so I did not skip out on the dressing – but here is my rendition:

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Veggie Pasta Salad
With the challenge to up my veggies, I remade my Dad's famous (yet simple & delicious) pasta salad thanks to knowledge from Sprouts. #livinontheveg
Cuisine Salads
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Cuisine Salads
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Servings
servings
Ingredients
Instructions
  1. First, cook both of your boxes of pasta; I made mine with two boxes since I knew I would want plenty of leftovers. The box suggests to run cold water over your pasta once it is strained & cooked - this does help with the consistency of the pasta.
  2. While your pasta is cooking; cut your veggies! I cut my cucumbers into quarters and my peppers into thick, small slivers. Sounds silly, but think of a size that will be easy to get with your fork.
  3. Once your pasta is cooked, place in refridgerator to cool.
  4. Open beans & rinse.
  5. Combine your ingredients, stir gently, add in desired dressing and salt & pepper for taste. Mix your ingredients gingerly, sustitute pasta is much more fragile that your typical grain pasta.
Recipe Notes

*don't be afraid with the dressing! I was afraid to use too much, but after one day in the refrigerator, I did add more since the pasta & veggies did absorb some of the deliciousness.

**random - pasta salad is always better on the second day! #livinontheveg

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What is your favorite way to add more veggies to your diet?! 

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Caitlyn

Caitlyn is a Tampa native with a love for all things food, fitness, travel & Disney. Currently: ▪️Social Media content creator & photographer with Social Media Squared ▪️Lifestyle Blogger & Social Influencer ▪️Foodie, Queen of tequila & coffee (sometimes combined, mostly enjoyed separately), villain-lover, movie aficionado, #joblove-r & owner of way too many sugar skulls

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