Instead of making a frozen pasta meal from a bag, or picking up some fast food on the way home tonight try making a pasta bake. You might even already have all the ingredients in your kitchen! Pasta bakes can be a super easy and healthy weeknight meal…Just boil some whole grain pasta, brown some ground turkey or lean ground beef and throw it together in a baking dish with fresh veggies, tomato sauce and reduced fat cheese. Bake in the oven until veggies are cooked and cheese is melted and dinner is ready! 😊
Check out my Instagram feed tonight to see what I put in my pasta bake!
A few weeks ago my mom had found this trail mix made out of broad beans, coconut and cherries. They had samples (I believe she was at Cosco) and she thought it tasted really good (and not like beans at all) so she bought a bag for me to try when I was up in Cleveland for my cousin’s wedding in August. I thought I would do a little product review for everyone so you can decide if it is something you would like to purchase.
Enlightened Roasted Broad Beans Trail Mix Review
Pros: Made out of beans and easy to understand ingredients, it has a good amount of fiber and protein from the beans, it is fairly low in both fat and sugar, and it is delicious combination of sweet and salty but not over powering. Also, it is gluten free, so even people on restricted diets can enjoy it.
Cons: Giant bag, easy to eat more than 1 portion; hard to find
Because it comes in such a giant bag I portioned it out into little snack bags so I could tell how much I was eating, and that did work pretty well for the most part. I have not been able to find it yet here in Miami but I am keeping my eyes peeled for it, because I would like to keep some on hand to pack as an afternoon snack for work. ( I have seen that you can order it on Amazon though, so I may have to do that). But it is a great healthy snack to munch on and I do recommend it!
Hi, my name is Caryn, and I am a registered dietitian nutritionist in Miami, Florida. I was born and raised in Ohio and have 2 girls under the age of 5. I am a busy working mom who used to have an hour long commute to work, so I know how hard keeping up with healthy habits can be. I am a lazy cook, so I hate overly complicated recipes and doing dishes. Just toss everything in one pot....right?