I love pasta. I LOVE pasta! I swear I must be part Italian. Spaghetti and Meatballs is the one thing I crave most, even though we eat pasta once a week.
Sometimes I make meatballs for this. Sometimes I just brown some ground beef or turkey and make a meat sauce. Either way, it just fine.
On FMD, I like to get as many veggies as possible into my body. Sometimes I dice everything fine, sometimes I rough chop. Do it how you want. You could even blend it all up when it is done to make a smoother sauce. It is all up to you.
While a super simple marinara is good and all, I usually feel the need to have a chunky veggie filled sauce to sooth my soul.
Here it is:
Makes 4 servings
1 cup shredded carrot
1 cup shredded zucchini
2 cups diced bell pepper
1 cup diced onion
2 cups diced tomato
2T tomato paste
1 cup chicken or beef stock
1 cup tomato puree
3-4 minced garlic cloves
1-2T dried parsley, OR 3T fresh chopped parsley
1-2T dried basil, OR 3-4T fresh chopped basil
1T dried oregano, OR 2T fresh oregano leaves chopped
1/2tsp dried thyme, OR 2-3 fresh thyme stems, leaves stripped off
2 tsp salt
1 tsp black pepper
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
In non stick pan, saute onion, garlic and salt in a couple tablespoons of stock. Add carrot and cook until onions are soft. Stir in zucchini, bell pepper, and cook a couple of minutes. Add tomato paste- stir for a minute or so, then add the tomatoes, puree and stock. Bring to just under a boil, add black pepper, red pepper flakes and herbs. Simmer for 10-15 minutes.
If you are using meatballs- add them in now.
If you are using ground beef- brown and add to the sauce.
Serve over brown rice pasta. This sauce is veggies, so it is unlimited.
This is my collection of healthy recipes that are family friendly, tasty, easy and fun! All are SUGAR FREE, I use healthy fats, easy to digest grains and lots of veggies. Most recipes fit into eating plans written by Haylie Pomroy- The Fast Metabolism Diet Plan, Metabolism Revolution, Food Rx Plans and Burn plans. I did not write these plans, I do not own the plans. These are my recipes I use for those plans. Of course, you don't have to be on a plan to eat these yummy recipes!
Chunky Marinara Phase 1
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What makes this phase 1 versus phase 3ReplyDelete
You can have it in p3, however there's very few pasta choices for p3. I only eat pasta in p1, since brown rice is only p1.Delete