Week night meals dont have to be fancy. Some of my favorite healthy go to meals are ones that are whipped up quickly in the kitchen and take less than 30 min to make (no chef skills required here).
After coming home from my 9-5pm job, I want my dinner ASAP, and dont want to spend time waiting for something to cook in the oven (always a FEED ME NOW mentality these days). Lots of frozen heat up dinners can be full of chemicals and yucky stuff that we dont want to be putting in our bodies, so this dish has the same quick turn around as a microwave heat up meal except the ingredients are CLEAN and I feel nice and satisfied after eating it.
A couple of items that you might not have on hand but can be found on Amazon, or most grocery stores is the Palmini Pasta, and the Siete Foods queso. You could easily sub in any zoodle of your liking and/or buy any cheesy substitute to melt on top. (Lets try to keep it healthy folks, non-kraft here!)
Additionally I like to buy the Trader Joes chicken sausages to throw on top as my source of protein. The ingredients are super clean and they are already cooked! Just slice them up and throw right into the pan!
If you are Vegan, or Vegetarian feel free to swap your protein of choice :). All you have to do is spray your pan with cooking spray, add in your veggies, protein, and pasta (rinse first) and add your queso/spices and cover and cook for 15min, or until hot! Literally, this blog post took longer to write!
If you make this recipe dont forget to tag me @stephi.paige I love to see your recreations and how these meals work out for you!
Serves 1 (because Im hungry, but this could easily serve two)
1 Can of Palmini Pasta (rinsed)
1 Cup of Broccoli
2 tbsp Siete cashew queso
1 Trader Joes Spicy Jalapeno Chicken Sausage
1 tbsp Nutrtional Yeast
1 tsp onion powder
1 tsp garlic powder
1.) Spray Saute Pan with Cooking Spray.
2.) Add in all ingredients above and cover and cook for 15min on med high heat
3.) Serve and Enjoy!
1 Serving: 247 calories: 17.1gC/8.6gF/24.9gP
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