Pasta is a really great option for a quick and easy lunch or dinner. This recipe for Whole Wheat Penne Caprese is a good example of how to use double-doers. Here, mozzarella acts a double-doer; meaning it is both the protein and the fat. What naturally happens is that you save calories without sacrificing taste.


  • 1 pound ripe tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1⁄2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1⁄4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1⁄2 pound whole wheat penne
  • 4 ounces fresh mozzarella cheese balls, sliced in half
  • 1⁄4 cup thinly sliced fresh basil


1. In a large bowl, combine the tomatoes, olive oil, vinegar, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Toss well and refrigerate for 1 hour.
2. Cook the pasta according to package directions until al dente. Drain and toss gently with the marinated tomato mixture. Gently toss in the cheese and basil and serve immediately.

A single serving of this recipe is a complete 1:1:1 meal.

1:1:1 Accelerated option: Enjoy this for lunch only.

Serves 2

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