When it comes to quick and easy meals, tuna wraps are ideal.
Grab a few pouches of quality tuna (don’t buy the cans, they’re a mess to drain), add chopped veggies, then wrap up the works in a whole grain tortilla. Simple, right?
Back in the day, I would feed my family frozen chicken nuggets in the belief that I was serving them a healthy meal. After all, we weren’t eating out at the local fast food joint, so those chicken nuggets had to be a healthier option, right?
Those days are long past, but every day I can picture their darling faces chowing down at the kitchen counter.
This week we packed our sauce with farm fresh vegetables. The market had an abundance of zucchini, yellow squash and chard that I couldn’t walk past without piling a bunch into my basket. Chunks of mushrooms add a meat-like texture.
If you’re thinking pasta is nixed on your menu because it’s packed with calories and fat, you’d be mistaken. This recipe comes in under 400 calories a serving, and is loaded with good for you veggies. It’s a meal in a bowl.
If you prefer a meatier pasta dish, this Quinoa Fettuccine with Kale, Tomatoes, Chickpeas and Italian sausage was a hit with the crowd too.
I guarantee that when you serve quinoa noodles, the taste and texture is very much the same as semolina or flour. I’ve yet to have anyone question what type of pasta I was serving.
I’m headed off to weed the vegetable garden now. Here’s hoping I’ll grow enough of my own vegetables for my next pasta cooking adventure.
Shake It Up! You could add almost any vegetable your family enjoys to this pasta dish. Fresh tomatoes and basil would be wonderful. Artichoke hearts, eggplant, kale would all work well.
Food energy: 366kcal Saturated fatty acids: 2.88g Monounsaturated fatty acids: 3.95g Polyunsaturated fatty acids: 1.32g Total fat: 8.15g Calories from fat: 73 Cholesterol: 42mg Carbohydrate, by difference: 57.78g Total dietary fiber: 6.77g Protein: 15.58g Total lipid (fat): 8.92g Water: 394.33g Ash: 4.17g Total sugars: 16.81g Calcium: 205mg Iron: 4.36mg Magnesium: 107mg Phosphorus: 329mg Potassium: 1370mg Sodium: 367mg
Somewhere in Saturday’s post for a spicy Asian soup, as I was lamenting having to change my camera settings for daylight savings time and how it messes up my food photos, I also promised you a sweet dark chocolate granola recipe.