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20-Minute Meals

Fast dinners that make it easy to keep your prenatal nutrition on track.


Linguini With Broccoli and Cherry Tomatoes
Serves 4

    3     quarts water
    1     teaspoon salt, divided
    1     tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil, divided
    1     pound bite-size broccoli florets
    12   ounces fresh linguini
    1     clove garlic, crushed and coarsely chopped
    1     cup cherry tomatoes, halved
    ¼  cup fresh Italian parsley, coarsely chopped
    1     teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
    1     tablespoon Parmesan cheese, finely grated


Boil water in a large pot. Add 1/2 teaspoon salt, 1 teaspoon olive oil and broccoli. Cook 3 minutes. Add linguini and cook until tender, about 2 minutes. Drain, reserving 1 cup of water; set florets and pasta aside.

Warm remaining olive oil in a skillet  over medium heat. Add garlic; cook about 30 seconds. Stir in tomatoes and reserved water. Reduce heat to low and stir in florets, pasta and remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt. Stir to coat; heat about 1 minute.

In a serving bowl, toss with parsley and black pepper, top with Parmesan cheese and serve.

Nutritional information per serving (1 1/4 cups): 354 calories, 23 percent fat (9 grams), 61 percent carbohydrate, 16 percent protein, 8 grams fiber, 4.7 milligrams iron, 142 milligrams calcium, 117 micrograms folate.


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