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Tomato Balsamic Ravioli

Tomato Balsamic Ravioli

Today I am teaming up with a great group of bloggers, Partnership for a Healthier America, and All-Clad to help raise awareness of childhood obesity. The theme for this event is back to school, which couldn’t come at a better time for me.  School starts for my 3rd grader tomorrow!

Tomato Balsamic Ravioli

According to Partnership for a Healthier America
approximately 12.5 million U.S. youth are obese and about 11 million more are overweight.  This is a staggering statistic, and scary to think about.  We live in a city that does a great job of encouraging young people to be active.  They have free kids races throughout the summer, free biking events for kids, and there is only one road in our entire city that doesn’t have designated bike lanes.  I exercise almost every day to be healthy for myself, and my family.  I want to set a good example for my 8 year old, so as he grows up he knows that being active is just part of your life.   My son’s school even does a “Schools on the Move” challenge each year, to teach kids good habits.

Tomato Balsamic Ravioli

As school gets started again, many of us struggle with getting a quick and healthy dinner on the table during the week.  Between school, homework, and practices, time is limited in the evening.  Having a few go to recipes for busy nights helps to avoid getting take-out, or going through the drive-thru.  This ravioli recipe comes together in less than 20 minutes, with the help of fresh store bought ravioli.  Serve with some bread, and a salad for a healthy, and quick dinner any night of the week.

Check out what the other bloggers are making for today!
Chocolate & Carrots – Healthy Red Velvet Smoothies
Texanerin Baking – Chocolate Zucchini Brownies
Dinners, Dishes and Desserts – Tomato Balsamic Ravioli
Carla’s Confections – Dried Fruit & Nut Trail Mix
Table for Two – Lightened Up Chicken Salad Sandwich
Country Cleaver – Raspberry Peach Fruit Leather
All Day I Dream About Food – Guilt-Free Fig Newtons
Eat Good 4 Life – Nutella Breakfast Oatmeal
BranAppetit – Almond Crusted Chicken Tenders
The Lemon Bowl – Gluten Free Oatmeal Peach Bread

Tomato Balsamic Ravioli
 
Serves: 4
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Store bought ravioli helps make this tomato and balsamic pasta come together quickly.
Ingredients
  • 1 (14 oz) can petite diced tomatoes
  • 1 large tomato, diced
  • ¼ cup red onion, diced
  • 1 Tbls olive oil
  • 2 Tbls balsamic vinegar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp black pepper
  • 12 oz Ravioli (I used chicken & cheese)
  • 2 Tbls fresh basil, chopped
Instructions
  1. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add the can of diced tomatoes and onion. Saute for 5-7 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, cook ravioli according to the package directions.
  3. Add balsamic vinegar, salt and pepper to the tomatoes. Stir in the fresh diced tomato. Cook for 5 minutes.
  4. Toss cooked ravioli with the tomato mixture.
  5. Serve with fresh basil, and top with Parmesan cheese, if desired
Notes
Adapted from Cooking Light

Now time for an awesome Giveaway!  All-Clad is giving 1 grand prize winner  7-piece Stainless Steel set!!  Plus, each blog participating gets to giveaway 1 11′ nonstick French Skillet with a lid.
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The giveaway is sponsored by All-Clad and Partnership for a Healthier America.   I was not compensated, and did not receive any products for this post.  All opinions are 100% my own.

 

Comments

  1. This looks wonderful Erin! I bet the sweet from the balsamic is the perfect pair to the savory ravioli. I’m always looking for quick weeknight meals and this is just the healthy thing for my family! :)

  2. I LOVE ravioli! And store bought is great. I love making homemade pasta but ravioli usually takes quite a bit of time. And good job on exercising every day! Wish I could say the same. ;)

  3. I know my kids would love this for a hot lunch on school days. So glad to be part of this great project with you!

  4. I could live on ravioli like this.

  5. This sounds like a perfect quick, easy, and healthy dinner. I need a big plate!

  6. I love this sauce – my husband would be all over this meal!!!

  7. This looks amazing. I could eat this for sure. I have never made ravioli before and this one looks awesome!!

  8. We’re going to make a point to exercise as often as possible!

  9. Yummm! I need to make ravioli more often! This one looks seriously delicious!

  10. Store-bought ravioli is one of my favorite short-cut dinners – it’s just so darn good! Love the flavors you used in this version!

  11. These are perfect for a quick dinner, Erin! That balsamic sounds divine!!

  12. the perfect meal!!

  13. Ravioli dish looks great! What healthy changes would I make? Get more exercise!

  14. I love tomatoes with balsamic, such a perfect weeknight pasta dish!

  15. Terri Vanlandingham says:

    I have to say that Balsamic is one of my fav ingredients and when I see one that incorporates it perfectly, I have to try it! Thanks!

  16. Terri Vanlandingham says:

    A healthy change for my family is adding a nice walk with my Dad a few days through the week. Hopefully will get me more motivated and help Dad with his low energy level!

  17. I’m cooking everything in coconut oil, even my baking I’m doing with it.

  18. I plan to swim daily and eat more cleanly.

  19. This is my kind of dinner! Love the balsamic!

  20. This sounds awesome – a quick and healthy dinner! :)

  21. I am going to have a green veggie for dinner every night.

  22. Congratulations on back to school Erin! Your ravioli look delicious and remind me of how much I like pasta! Childhood obesity is a huge problem so I appreciate your healthy recipes for families ;)

  23. Um… so this basically looks like the best ravioli EVER! What a great combo of flavors!!

  24. This sounds delicious and for a great cause! I am going to get back to the gym and hopefully start training for my first 5k!

  25. First of all, I love balsamic, and these raviolis would be perfect for me. Second, I don’t have kids so no back to school here. However, I’m trying my best to incorporate more vegetables and not eat as much pasta.

  26. Pre cooking more so that when we are in a hurry or short on time, we have plenty of healthy food prepared and can be put into any number of dishes in minutes. And more chicken and fish, less beef.

  27. You just took ravioli to a whole new level. Holy yum! This sounds just perfect!

  28. We’ll be continuing ‘salad nights’ 2-3 (or more) nights a week.

  29. Love the flavors and simplicity of this recipe! Perfect to enjoy when coming home from a long day at the office.

  30. we are avoiding many processed drinks and snacks and making snacks at home to send to school! including crackers and trail mixes!

  31. Ravioli just got that much better!

  32. Bought a huge container of coconut oil. Saying goodby to other oils.

  33. Mary Beth Elderton says:

    We have been making steady progress for the last few years towards eating a whole,clean diet. Now–and continuing through this year–I am trying to cook everything from scratch, including breads, sauces, dressings…everything. Of course, I am not there yet but am making progress.

  34. Kim McCallie says:

    The ravioli looks delicious. Great giveaway!

  35. This ravioli looks delicious!! We are cutting out the vast majority of our processed foods and getting outside every day weather allows for at least 30 minutes of activity! Thank you for the chance to win!

  36. Jenny Hartin says:

    More from scratch fresh foods.

  37. Always trying to get further and further away from processed foods.

  38. Suzanne Thompson says:

    This looks yummy and perfect for back to school!

  39. Trying to continue to go on walks multiple times during the week-this rain we’ve been having hasn’t been helping though! Also the ravioli looks good!

  40. Two things. I’m NOT going to buy so much crap…….(I’m the only one who shops.) and I’m going to push my chair away from the computer and get my buns outside moving!

  41. I plan on cooking more from scratch.

  42. Claudia Yates says:

    More veggies instead of rice and potatoes.

  43. Great recipe and give-away. Sure could use some new cookware…

  44. We’re going to start eating more locally grown fruits and vegetables and cut down on the junk.

  45. Yum! Will definitely try this recipe!

  46. A little less junk food plus more exercise and sleep. Hopefully we can meet these goals!

  47. We are using fresh vegetables and herbs from our garden this summer, and are working on just the outside aisles of the grocery store, cutting down preservatives and making homemade versions of our favorites!

  48. We’re going to eat salads more regularly, with homemade salad dressing.

  49. More fruits and veggies will be my healthy go to.

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