Three Easy Vegtastic Meals

I can’t believe it’s already Thursday! I’m pretty sure I say that at least once a week—but this week flew by especially fast.

Time flies when you’re having fun, right? 😉

As promised, I have some black bean spaghetti food porn for you all.

This stuff is nutritionally amazing! It’s packed with protein and low in calories.

All it takes is a few minutes in boiling water and it’s ready to eat! I love simplicity when it comes to a meal—so for me, that’s a big plus.

The Sauce

Throw all of your ingredients into the blender (or food processor) and let the blades do their magic.

  • 4 roma tomatoes (on their last leg)
  • baby spinach (sneaky greens in the sauce)
  • tomato puree
  • tomato paste
  • crushed garlic cloves
  • spices to taste (thyme, rosemary, cayenne, Italians seasoning, oregano)
  • stevia (a hint of sweetness to offset the spiciness)

Once the sauce was nice and creamy, I warmed it up on the stove. So good!

The Veggies (steamed of course)

The Base (black bean pasta + spaghetti squash)

Veggies.

Trader Joe’s meatless meatballs.

The final touch.

Simple, delicious, and nutritious.

Sam loved it too!

Of course I used the leftovers for lunch—wrap-style.

Keeping in line with the veggie theme, I had a nice salad last night with a new product:

Zesty Lentils & Peas from Tasty Bite! The ingredients are simple (which is a must for me):

Water, Bengal Lentils, Green Peas, Yellow Peas, Red Pepper, Coriander, Sunflower Oil, Sugar, Garlic, Salt, Pepper, Cumin, Chilies.

All of their products are vegetarian and all natural. They’re the perfect addition to a meal when you’re short on time—or if you’re like me and you just prefer easy peasy meals!

Served with a side of my favorite Crunchmaster crackers for the necessary dipping! I literally put a big heap of salad on each cracker for a delicious combination.

Once I get off of work tonight, I have a date with my treadmill and the latest episode of Biggest Loser. Then it’s family time.

What are your plans for this lovely Thursday evening?

I’m crossing my fingers for good weather tomorrow—it’s my day off!