What’s in your box? Healthy recipes for healthy dancers: Fast Vegetable Spaghetti

One more idea to pack into your lunchbox for rehearsals. Health Promotions Officer and spaghetti lover, Jamie Winbank, has done all the hard work for you (including testing all the recipes) and found some of the best Go for 2 and 5® recipes for you to include in your lunchbox for when rehearsals begin. See all the recipes here.

Fast Vegetable Spaghetti

Fast Vegetable Spaghetti

10 minutes preparation + 10 minutes cooking

What you’ll need:

  • 500g spaghetti or other pasta
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 small carrot, thinly sliced
  • 1 small celery, thinly sliced
  • ½ capsicum, seeded and cut into small dice
  • 1 small zucchini, cut into small dice
  • 570g tomato based pasta sauce
  • ¼ cup grated Parmesan cheese

What to do:

Cook pasta according to packet directions and drain. Heat oil in a saucepan, add onion and cook until soft. Add other vegetables, stirring until well mixed. Lower heat, cover and cook for 5-7 minutes. Add pasta sauce to vegetables and heat through. Remove from heat and serve over pasta. Sprinkle with cheese.

Serves 4-6.

: Substitute other vegetables for those listed – use those you have in the refrigerator or freezer.

Recipes used with permission from ACT Health and Go for 2 and 5®.


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About Jamie Winbank

Jamie Winbank is a dance artist, choreographer and dance teacher based in Canberra. Originally from Young, NSW Jamie has trained and studied at The Sydney University, NIDA and WAAPA (Bachelor of Arts - Dance). He has choreographed “couch” with Kelly Beneforti for Dance On The Edge, “The Wrong Way Down A One Way Street” for National Capital Ballet and most recently“sonder” for Short + Sweet Dance and was the conceiver and director of the interactive roving improvisation “Everyday Play” for the 2014 Art Not Apart Festival. Jamie has been involved with QL2 Dance for over ten years, having been a member of its youth ensemble Quantum Leap and now currently works there as Tour Manager and Assistant to the Artistic Director for the company’s “Boundless Tour” to Bangkok, London and Glasgow. Jamie was a guest panelist at “The Next Gen”, a youth arts forum hosted by Belconnen Arts Centre; the movement director for Canberra’s first major fashion festival, FASHFEST; Assistant to the Artistic Director for the 2013 Australian Dance Awards; Technical Manager for CSIRO’s DANscienCE Festival; co-conceiver and co-producer for “Strange Attractor” a dance event showcasing independent dance practice in Canberra and has been a Board Member (Student Representative) at WAAPA and currently a Board Member for AUSDANCE ACT. Jamie is a National Trainer and Presenter for Les Mills Asia Pacific and International DVD Presenter for Les Mills Sh'bam. For more information head to www.jamiewinbank.com