Spelt is an ancient whole grain native to southern Europe. It's packed with fiber and naturally higher in protein than wheat. For a more intense flavor, use a mild smoked paprika instead of a sweet one. Topping off the soup with parsley adds an earthy tone and aids in digestion.
per serving: 437 calories; 19 g protein; 12 g fat; 73 g carb; 12 g fiber
To give basic tomato sauce an extra kick, turn to bacon and red-pepper flakes. Just a little of each gives the sauce a lightly spicy, smoky flavor.
Store the leftover pasta in a resealable container in the refrigerator; use it to make a Pasta and Cheese Frittata.