Alrighty, so here goes… it’s a pasta casserole.
I sauteed some chopped onions, green peppers and minced garlic at the same I browned up 2 turkey Italian sausage links (casing off and crumbled). First time using turkey sausage. Loved it! After it was browned I poured this into a bowl and set aside. Browned up about 1/2 lb of lean ground beef. Drained. Added onions and sausage back to pan and added 1 jar of Classico Sweet Basil spaghetti sauce and 2 tablespoons of wheat germ. Also added in some leftover canned corn and a couple spoonfuls of canned black beans. OMG! It tasted sooo good!!
Boiled up a box of Barilla Plus Penne pasta. This is one of the better pastas listed in my Skinny Chicks book. Found it at Walmart today and thought I would give it a try. It’s made with multi-grains, flax seed, chick peas and a few other things. It was very good. I liked it better than whole wheat, but will continue to work on eating more whole wheat pasta.
Added everything together, gave it a good stir and served. Totally hit the spot for me. Didn’t need much at all as it was quite filling. Definitely a recipe I will make again.
** Need to find a sauce with a little less sugar. This one had 9 grams. Or need to find a homemade sauce recipe that I really like. Didn’t like the last one I made.
Juicing. So I still haven’t gotten my behind in gear to photograph my beautiful new juicer. but I’ve used her every day. Yesterday I juiced 1 orange, 1 apple, 5-6 strawberries, 1/3 cucumber and about 10-12 baby spinach leaves. It was pretty good and I was quite full when I was done drinking it.
Today I juiced 1 apple, 1 kiwi, 1 orange and 1/2 scoop of flavorless protein powder that my neighbor, Miss Martha, let me try out. It was DELICIOUS! Loved it! Tasted like an orange julius. 🙂 Picked up a big bag of apples today, a couple of pears and more kiwi. Going to keep experimenting. I’m surprised at how easy it is to get a whole bunch of fruits and veggies down in just a matter of minutes! And cleanup takes less than 10 minutes. Honest. 🙂