Who loves to cook?
Who is always looking for something new and fresh to serve the family?
Who loves pasta?
I DO!!! LOL!
In fact… I use to love it too much! Made it almost everyday a couple of years ago… now we have it occasionally and in moderation with proper portion sizes.
And we use whole wheat pasta now… more fiber! Who doesn’t need more fiber?? 😉
Below is a pretty bad ass pasta dish I whipped up that I would like to share with all of you, Game Changers!
Plus… a bonus DESSERT! This dessert is clean and gorgeous and DELICIOUS! Whip it up for the family and they will be giving you praise all night long!!!
- 1 package ground turkey
- 1/2 a large onion diced
- 1 large carrot shredded
- As much garlic as you like! ;)
- 1 can sodium free diced tomatoes
- ½ cup white wine
- 1tsp oregano
- Sauté the onion and carrot and garlic... Approx 5 minutes
- Add the turkey and mix until cooked
- Add the diced tomatoes, wine and oregano
- Simmer till that there pasta is done to your liking!
- Eat it all up!!!! YUM!!!
- 6 to 7 heaping cups peeled and chopped baking apples
- (Honeycrisp, Granny Smith, or Gala apples for best results)
- ~ approximately 6 to 7 apples ~
- 1 Tablespoon arrowroot or cornstarch powder
- 1/3 cup Sucanat or other granulated sugar
- 1 Tablespoon Chia Seeds
- 1 Teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 Tablespoon fresh lemon juice
- 1 cup gluten free rolled oats
- 1 cup thinly sliced almonds
- 1/3 cup almond flour
- ¼ cup pure maple syrup
- ¼ cup coconut oil, melted
- 2 Tablespoons unsweetened shredded coconut (optional)
- 1 Teaspoon cinnamon
- ¼ Teaspoon fine grain sea salt
- Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Lightly grease an 11 by 9 inch baking dish.
- Make the apple filling: place the apples in a large bowl and sprinkle the arrowroot powder on top. Toss until combined. Stir in the sugar, chia seeds, and cinnamon. Add the lemon juice and stir to combine. Pour the apple mixture into the prepared dish and smooth it out evenly.
- Make the Topping: in a large bowl (you can use the same one you used for the apples), stir together the oats, almonds, almond flour, maple syrup, melted coconut oil, shredded coconut, (if using), cinnamon, and salt until thoroughly mixed.
- Sprinkle the oat mixture all over the apple mixture in an even layer.
- Cover the dish with foil and poke a couple of air holes in the foil. Bake for 35 to 45 minutes, until the apples are just fork tender. Uncover the dish and bake for 10 to 15 minutes more, until the topping is golden and fragrance.
- Serve with a scoop of dairy free vanilla ice cream if desired. (Nutritional information does not included Ice Cream) The leftovers are fantastic cold, straight from the fridge, or you can reheat it in the oven for 15 to 20 minutes. It’s healthy enough for breakfast the next day too!