Tortellini and Broccoli Salad

      Tortellini and Broccoli Salad

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      Tortellini and Broccoli Salad

      MAKES 6 SERVINGS
      PREP TIME: 5 minutes
      COOK TIME: 10 minutes
      TOTAL TIME: 15 minutes

      Important Prenatal Benefits

      • Calcium, which helps with the development and hardening of your baby’s bones
      • Phosphorus, which is a component of all cell membranes, as well as DNA and RNA, and aids in the development of strong teeth and bones
      • Protein, which helps promote the development of muscles and organs
      • Riboflavin, which aids in tissue function, respiration, and metabolism
      • Selenium, which contributes to a healthy immune system and proper thyroid function
      • Thiamin, which aids in metabolism and allows for normal function of the nervous system and muscles
      • Vitamin A, which supports your baby’s immune system and aids in cell growth
      • Vitamin C, which helps support the immune system and is an important component in the formation of collagen
      • Copper, an important component of several enzymes that aid in the development of your baby’s heart, skeletal system, brain, and nervous system
      • Fiber, which helps support digestive health
      • Folate, which helps support healthy neural tube development
      • Magnesium, which serves as an important component of more than 300 enzymes in the body
      • Manganese, which plays a role in metabolism and blood clotting and aids in your baby’s development of organs, bones, and connective tissue
      • Niacin, which aids in normal nervous system function
      • Omega-3 fatty acids, important components of cell membranes and help support healthy growth
      • Omega-6 fatty acids, important components of cell membranes and help support healthy growth
      • Vitamin B6, a component of several enzymes that aid in protein metabolism
      • Vitamin B12, which plays an important role in red blood cell formation and a healthy nervous system
      • Vitamin E, which works as an antixodant and is important for skin health
      • Zinc, which is an essential component of more than 100 enzymes, is important for your baby’s growth and development
      Ingredients  
      1 package (16 ounces) cheese- or meat-filled tortellini
      3 cups broccoli florets
      ¼ cup olive oil
      2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
      1 tablespoon grainy mustard
      2 cloves garlic, minced
      2 teaspoons honey
      2 teaspoons dried basil
      ½ teaspoon salt
      1 small red onion, chopped
      4 scallions, sliced into ½-inch pieces
      ½ pint cherry tomatoes, halved
      ¾ cup (3 ounces) shredded Romano

      Directions

      1. Prepare the tortellini according to the package directions. Add the broccoli during the last 3 minutes of cooking. Rinse the pasta and broccoli under cold water; drain.
      2. In a large bowl, whisk together the oil, vinegar, mustard, garlic, honey, basil, and salt.
      3. Add the tortellini and broccoli, onion, scallions, tomatoes, and cheese. Toss to coat well with the dressing. Serve the salad immediately or refrigerate it for up to 24 hours.
      NUTRITION (Per Serving)  
      CALORIES 401.1 cal
      FAT 18.6 g
      SATURATED FAT 6.4 g
      SODIUM 711.8 mg
      CARBOHYDRATES 43.3 g
      TOTAL SUGARS 4.2 g
      DIETARY FIBER 3.5 g
      PROTEIN 16.6 g
      BIOTIN 2.2 mcg
      CALCIUM 309.2 mg
      CHLORIDE ----
      CHOLESTEROL 46.5 mg
      CHOLINE 9.8 mg
      CHROMIUM 0.2 mcg
      COPPER 0.1 mg
      FOLATE 96.0 mcg
      IODINE 0.4 mcg
      IRON 2.3 mg
      MAGNESIUM 40.3 mg
      MANGANESE 0.2 mg
      NIACIN 2.5 mg
      OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS 0.2 g
      OMEGA-6 FATTY ACIDS 1.3 g
      PANTOTHENIC ACID 0.3 mg
      PHOSPHORUS 307.8 mg
      POTASSIUM 317.9 mg
      RIBOFLAVIN 0.4 mg
      SELENIUM 21.5 mcg
      THIAMIN 0.3 mg
      VITAMIN A 1542.6 IU
      VITAMIN B6 0.2 mg
      VITAMIN B12 0.3 mcg
      VITAMIN C 39.6 mg
      VITAMIN D 2.8 IU
      VITAMIN E 1.8 mg
      VITAMIN K 37.4 mcg
      ZINC 1.4 mg