Thursday, July 31, 2014

Mexican Stuffed Pasta Shells

This recipe I made a while ago. The first I made this it was after a long hot day. We had been at work all day and working with kids in the hot sun. I work at a soccer camp where I coach little kiddos all day. It's fun but very tiring. After a long day this meal hits the spot. It isn't super healthy but it's just mediocre. Each serving is about 300 calories. Enjoy!

Mexican Stuffed Pasta Shells
1 pound of whole wheat pasta shells
1 cup of organic marinara tomato sauce
1 package of Morning Star crumbles
1/2 tsp. of garlic powder
1/2 tsp. onion powder
15 oz. can of black beans
15 oz. can corn
8 oz can of black olives
2 tbsp. fresh parsley
A couple of dollops of sour cream
2 cups of shredded cheddar cheese
1 tomato (seeded and chopped)

1. Cook the whole shells until Al Dente (6 minutes)
2. Set aside and let cool - while it is cooling:(Preheat oven 350)
- heat the Morning Star with the tomato sauce and once the sauce is room temp. add the garlic powder and onion powder and then add in the black beans, chopped tomato and corn.
- place the shells in pan and put 2 tbsp. of the bean mixture in each shell. Then add olives to each shell. Cover the shells with cheese.
3. Put in oven for 40 minutes. Garnish with parsley and sour cream

Serve and Enjoy! (Serves 6)

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Turkey Sauce and Angel Hair Pasta

This is an excellent recipe. I know you will love! It has less 3 grams of fat in the entire dish (which means each serving has about 1/4 gram) It is filling and very healthy!

Turkey Sauce and Angel Hair Pasta
2 pounds ground 100% lean turkey
1 large egg
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. garlic salt
1/2 cup of uncooked oatmeal
2 plum tomatoes (pitted and chopped)
1 tbsp. fresh basil
2 cups of tomato sauce (NOT marinara but regular tomato sauce)
dash of oregano, dash of salt, dash of pepper
1 pound of whole wheat angel hair pasta

1. mix the ground turkey with egg, oatmeal, onion powder, garlic - pat it down like you would for meatloaf in a flat pan
2. bake in oven at 375 for 40 minutes
3. take it out immediately after it is done and mush (the warmer it is the easier it will be to mush)
4. add the chopped tomatoes, fresh basil, dash of spices (oregano, salt, pepper) and tomato sauce to the ground turkey and mix well - warm on stove and then set aside
5. boil water, once water comes to a boil pour the angel hair pasta in - cook for 6 minutes (angel hair pasta cooks quicker than other pastas)
6. place angel hair on plate and pour over sauce