Tuesday, February 23, 2010
Food is fuel.....repeat after me!
Boy, when I'm trying to lose weight and get healthy, I can NOT quit obsessing about food! It probably doesn't help that I'm not busy at work this time of year and I basically have this to look at! Yes, it's the mountain of snow outside my office window. It's rather depressing isn't it?
I've been searching for healthy recipes, planning meals and watching the clock in anticipation of my next allowed snack. It's so frustrating! I'd rather just be naturally thin and not give calories a second thought! Oh well.....it is not to be.
I did see a recipe on a show called 'Just Cook This' the other night and I tried it. It's really not too bad! I LOVE pasta!
Sorry....can't remember the title :)
5 links Jennie-O Italian Sausage links (meat removed from casings and crumbled)
2 cloves crushed garlic
1 tsp. red pepper flakes
Bring salted water to a boil and stir in 10 oz. of Ronzoni penne pasta and cook 14 minutes.
After sausage is browned, stir in:
1 can fat free evaporated milk
3 Tbl reduced fat Parmesan cheese
Drain pasta and stir into sausage mixture.
This makes approximately 7 cups of the pasta dish for a total of 2000 calories or......
285 calories per cup. Today I had 1.5 cups with grilled yellow squash for lunch, which makes about 450 calories and quite filling :)
Next time I make it, I'll be sure to take a photo so you can see!
I have a large angel sketched out on canvas and am hoping to start on her tonight. She's so big she's intimidating me right now......therefore I cook! LOL
Have a great day!
Thanks Rhomany! This helps so much! :)