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P1010258Serves 2

1 Vegetarian Italian sausage, cut into bite sized pieces

6 Vegetarian meatballs

1 jar tomato sauce

6 baby bella mushrooms, diced

2 servings whole wheat pasta

ricotta cheese

1. Cook frozen vegetarian meatballs in the tomato sauce while it heats with the lid on and bring a large pot of water to a boil.

2. While the water for the pasta is boiling and the tomato sauce is heating, brown the mushrooms and sausage in a small amount of olive oil or cooking spray.

3.  When the water is boiling add the pasta and at the same time add 3/4 of the sausage/mushroom mixture to the tomato sauce.

4. The timing on this always works out for me, if I start heating the sauce and the water at the same time, the meatballs are cooked by the time the pasta is done.

5. Top the pasta with sauce and the remaining sausage and mushrooms. Serve with a scoop of ricotta cheese and sprinkle with black pepper.

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I just made this refreshing and protein packed lunch after a long run. Yum, I had to share it right away. FYI, this dish has about 20 grams of protein, 7 grams of fat, 250 calories, 7 grams of fiber, and about 20% of your daily iron requirement. Not bad, especially because it is so tasty and filling. It also could be an ad for Trader Joe’s.

This recipe serves 1:

1 vegetarian Italian sausage (I used the Trader Joe’s brand) cut into bite sized pieces

1/3 cup cooked lentils (I used the pre-packages Trader Joe’s brand)

1/4 rough chopped red onion

4 inches of garlic scape, 1/2 sliced and 1/2 finely chopped, or scallion, or clove of garlic

1/4 cup non fat plain yogurt (I recently discovered the Trader Joe’s European Style non fat yogurt, it’s not thick like Greek Yogurt, but it’s creamier than regular yogurt.)

1. Brown the sausage, onion, and sliced garlic scape in a frying pan coated with cooking spray. This should be quick, don’t let the onions get soggy. (If you have time, chill this mixture, if you’re really hungry like I was don’t worry about chilling it.)

2. In the bottom of your bowl combine the yogurt and the chopped garlic scape.

3. Add the lentils and mix with the yogurt.

4. Put the sausage, onion, garlic scape combo on top and you’re done.

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This serves 2:

2 vegetarian Italian sausages. I LOVE the Trader Joe’s brand, cut into bite sized pieces.

1/2 red onion, diced

1 zucchini, cut into half rounds

1 cup chopped mushrooms

1 cup halved grape tomatoes

salt, pepper, pepper flakes

This dish is as easy as you would imagine.  The key is to brown the sausage first (in a pan coated with cooking spray). Then put it aside and cook everything else until it reaches the consistancy that you lik. At the end add the sausage back in and make sure everything is evenly heated.  I seasoned it with a liberal amount of black pepper and a little bit of salt and red pepper flakes.

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