Saturday, May 25, 2013

Fit & Fiber-Filled Spaghetti

Last weekend, I spent a few hours on Sunday trying out some new lunch recipes. I wanted some lunches that I could make ahead of time and have just sitting in my fridge to take along to work. Totally easy.

This was one of my favorite combinations that I came up with!

Yes, I had a Pinterest moment and packed my lunches in mason jars. Deal with it.

I normally stay away from pastas, it has the potential to make me feel a little sick if I eat too much of it. But this high fiber spaghetti is made with oat flour and is packed with 7g of protein per serving. As someone who watches their caloric intake and values foods higher in protein, any time I can get a couple extra grams of protein is fine with me.

Fit & Fiber-Filled Spaghetti (serves 4), ~20min

1 lb 93% ground beef
8 oz dry high fiber spaghetti
2 cups cherry tomatoes (I used mini-heirloom tomatoes from Trader Joe's)
Salt (optional)
Pepper (optional)
2 servings of Fit-Gal Pesto

Bring 4-5 cups of water to boil in a saucepan, add spaghetti and boil for 10 min, drain and set aside
While waiting for the water to boil and the spaghetti to cook, brown 1 lb of beef in a skillet, use salt and pepper to season (I prefer McCormick's Fiery Red Pepper blend as seasoning), cook until done, about 10 min
Slice two cups of cherry tomatoes in half
Divide pasta, beef, and tomatoes evenly between containers
Top each container with 1/2 a serving of Fit-Gal Pesto

Nutritional Information (I got this by entering the ingredients into MyFitnessPal)
414 calories, 41g of carbs, 11g fat, 32g protein.

My coworkers were ribbing me a little bit about the whole mason jar thing, but they shut their mouths pretty quickly when they smelled the spaghetti. 
What do you guys think, will you try it?

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