My Go-To Veggie Turkey Pasta

IMG_9267This has been one of my fave dishes while pregnant. During the first few months I was not up to cooking & nothing really sounded good to me. However, one night I was rummaging through our pantry/fridge & gathered a few goodies. I whipped together this – it is so simple & honestly SO tasty – and I am not going to lie – the hub & I now have it weekly!

This meal is seriously effortless! With barely any dishes dirty & leftovers for the following day – I couldn’t ask for a better recipe! And, when baby comes along – this will continue being a weekly staple in our household.

Lets get to it…

  1. Cook 6ounces of favorite pasta according to the package (I love using caserecce pasta)
  2. Add 1pound ground turkey to a large pot – add 2t minced garlic, 1t of oregano, basil & parsley – break up meat and it let brown
  3. Once browned add in 1 chopped onion, 8oz chopped baby bella mushrooms, 2 cups of your favorite pasta sauce & 1/2t of salt/pepper – stir
  4. Let all the goodness simmer in the pot for ~10-15minutes
  5. Remove pasta from stovetop once done, drain & add it to meat mixture
  6. Finally, top the combined meat/pasta dish with 2-3C fresh baby spinach – stir in

Top this off with some extra pasta sauce &  parmesan cheese. Hope you enjoy this meal as much as I do!

Nutritional Info Per Serving (Serves 4): 390 calories – 12 grams of fat – 42 carbs – 32 grams of protein 

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leftovers: Drunk Chicken Sandwiches with Homemade Baked Chips!

drunk chicken sand. wi homemade chips

Happy belated National Potato Chip Day! Of course I had to get involved with celebrating this day when I saw it on the news! My leftover drunken chicken was ready to be eaten – sandwich & chips it is!

Baked Chips: 

  • Preheat oven to 500degrees
  • Clean 2 potatoes, thinly slice, place on paper towel & pat both sides dry
  • Spray 2 cookies sheets with olive oil cooking spray – arrange slices in one layer
  • Brush tops of slices with 1.5T Earth Balance original
  • Place in oven for 15-20minutes or until edges get golden brown
  • Take out of oven, set on paper towels to cool & sprinkle with salt (any spice could work!)

Drunken Chicken Sandwich: 

  • While chips are baking – place a yellow bell pepper in oven – let bake for 10minutes or until sides are charred
  • In a side bowl mix 1/2C Nayonaise, 2t minced garlic & 2 diced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce – set aside
  • Assemble sandwiches – slice up whole wheat bread (really any bread), slab top side of bread with the mayo mixture
  • Then on the bottom slice place chopped leftover chicken then layer with vegan pepper jack cheese, lettuce, tomato & roasted peppers
  • If you want to jazz this sandwich up – PRESS IT, we did!

Cold day, warm sandwich with crispy baked chips (dip them in the rest of the mayo mixture!). So tasty & a great way to get rid of leftovers, enjoy!

Nutritional Info Per Serving for Chips (Serves 2): 210 calories – 7.5 grams of fat – 32 carbs – 4 grams of protein 
Nutritional Info Per Serving for Mayo (Serves 2): 50 calories – 0 fat – 11 carbs – 2 grams of protein 
Nutritional Info for each Sandwich (approximate): 340 calories – 10 grams of fat – 30 carbs – 33 grams of protein 
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