October is National Pasta Month! Ahhh, yum. As the weather gets colder, it only makes sense to snuggle up with some good old fashioned, starchy comfort food. And when it comes to comfort food, pasta is the epitome. Did you know that dry pasta comes in over 50 different shapes and sizes? It’s good for you too; according to the National Pasta Association, fortified pasta is low sodium and full of B vitamins, iron, and folic acid. You can eat your pasta white, wheat, gluten free – the possibilities are endless. And, of course, you can do infinite things with sauces and gravies. Use this month to experiment with different herbs, spices and cheeses.
Best of all? Pasta is cheap; throw some together with a salad and garlic bread and you’ve got some great frugal fare. (Check out EatingWell.com’s Cheap Pasta Recipes for more concrete inspiration.)
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