Quinoa Pasta with Ground Turkey “Meat Sauce” and Roasted Green Beans

My last recipe was stuffed sweet peppers … THIS RECIPE is basically the same items transformed into a second meal (don’t you love when that happens??)

 

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This recipe will make 2 servings

(Obviously, you can double or triple ingredients if you’re making it for your family or friends)

Calories: About 500 (per serving)

Ingredients Needed:

  • 8 oz. Jennie-O Ground Turkey Meat (I use the 93/7)
  • 8-10 Mini Sweet Peppers (I use Pero Family Farms: http://perofamilyfarms.com/img/slides/mini-sweets-left-1.jpg)
  • 10-15 white mushrooms
  • 4 oz. Quinoa Pasta ( I used Andean Dream for this recipe)
  • Plum Tomatoes (to your liking)
  • 2 cups green beans
  • Olive Oil
  • Garlic
  • Onion Flakes
  • Italian Spices

Directions:

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  • Clean out and chop up the sweet peppers and put them to the side
  • Dice some plum tomatoes and put to the side (these will be used to combine with the ground turkey).
  • Wash off and chop up the mushrooms and put them to the side
  • Clean off the green beans and cut off the ends to any beans that need to be cleaned up and put them to the side.
  • Put a pot of water on the stovetop to boil
  • Place the beans on a baking sheet and spray with a small amount of olive oil spray and sprinkle with garlic powder, onion powder, pepper and seasonings – roast them for about 15-20 min.
  • Once boiling put in 4 oz of quinoa pasta (usually takes about 14 minutes to cook through)
  • Put a little bit of olive oil in a separate pan and cook the ground turkey on the stovetop and season it with garlic, onion flakes and italian seasonings.
  • When the ground turkey is almost done, add the diced tomatoes, mushrooms and tomatoes to the mix and let them cook down.
  • Once the turkey is done cooking, and the pasta is done cooking combine the two.
  • Add a little bit of olive oil on top, and mix the entire pasta dish.
  • Serve and Enjoy :)

I loved this dish, and will definitely be making it more often!  Hope you love it too!

Happily and Healthily Yours,

Kristin

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Quinoa Pasta, Sautéed Broccoli & Cauliflower and Grilled Chicken Burger – Day 22

I opted to start making lunch my meal on Mondays and Tuesdays since I teach Zumba those nights .. this was my first Nutritional Cleansing lunch :).  It’s easy to make in advance and heat up at work too!

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This recipe will make 1 meal

(Obviously, you can double or triple ingredients if you’re making it for your family or friends)

Calories: About 400

Ingredients Needed:

  • 2 oz Quinoa Pasta (Either use Andean Dream: http://www.andeandream.com/OtherProducts.html or Harvest http://www.quinoa.net/145/163.html)
  • 3 oz. Lean Ground Chicken Burger (I usually make my own by purchasing lean ground chicken meat and sectioning / seasoning and freezing them myself.)
  • 1/4 cup Frozen Broccoli (or fresh)
  • 1/4 cup Frozen Cauliflower (or fresh)
  • Garlic Powder
  • Extra Virgin Olive Oil

Directions:

  • Defrost Broccoli and Cauliflower
  • Steam on the stovetop for about 10-15 minutes (or until done to the texture of your liking) and drizzle with olive oil and garlic powder
  • Boil water for the quinoa pasta
  • Cook Quinoa Pasta
  • Heat a pan with coconut oil and cook your seasoned chicken burger
  • Place Quinoa Pasta in a container
  • Top with Broccoli and Cauliflower
  • Cut up Chicken Burger and place on top of Broccoli & Cauliflower
  • Drizzle Extra Virgin Olive Oil over the entire dish
  • Serve and Enjoy :)

Happily & Healthily Yours,

Kristin