Monday, July 16, 2012

Whole Wheat Spaghetti with Sun Dried Tomato-Basil Chicken Sausage

cals: 444kcal | fat: 12.25g | carbs: 60.95g | prot: 23.53g
Includes: Organic Whole Wheat Spaghetti,  Sun Dried Tomato-Basil Chicken Sausage, Crimini Mushrooms, zucchini,, mini sweet peppers, Tomato Basil Marinara.

Calorie break-down: 25% fat, 55% carbs, 20% protein

On my quest to a finding new ways to mix up healthy foods from classics I love, I took it upon myself to alter an old favorite... spaghetti. This is a really great twist, and you can reduce the calories by eating less, but this is a really fulfilling meal, and it's under 500 calories.

You can use any meats you'd like, but i suggest staying away from red meats. Trader Joe's has an amazing selection of chicken sausages that you can use to inspire all sorts of deviations from my recipe.

1/8 package Organic Whole Wheat Spaghetti
2 pieces sliced Crimini Mushrooms
1 cup chopped Zucchini 
1 link Sun Dried Tomato-Basil Chicken Sausage 
3 sliced Mini Sweet Peppers
1/2 cup Tomato Basil Marinara

I like to pull out an additional serving measured out for myself before I put the leftovers away for the kids, I store it in the marinara jar, this way I have an already measured out lunch for the next day that I can eat for lunch.

All the ingredients from this meal are from Trader Joe's. The pasta is a steal at $1.35 for a bag of organic whole wheat noodles!