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Whole-wheat pasta

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Whole-grain spaghetti gets striking color from a quick toss with pureed beets (a prime source of the phytonutrient betalain). Sun-dried tomatoes -- richer in lycopene than fresh ones -- lend the sauce a caramelized sweetness.

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Adding toasted whole-wheat breadcrumbs gives this dish a nice crunch that balances out the creaminess of the sauce. Rather than baking the shells with the crumbs on top (which can make them soggy), toast the breadcrumbs separately, and toss a handful over each serving right before you put it on the table.

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Whole-wheat pasta, such as this shell-shaped chiocciole, is a high-fiber pick. Here, it's combined with other Italian ingredients (arugula and ricotta salata), plus Japanese edamame, to yield a multitude of tastes, textures, and nutrients. You can serve this dish cold, as a pasta salad, if you like. Refrigerate, covered, up to one day.