Hi all! How was your Tuesday? My Tuesday was totally like a Monday but I went with it and made the most of my day.
After whipping up a Healthy Eggroll with grapes for breakfast, I put our dinner in the slow cooker. (3 sp)I actually couldn’t wait to make this Slow Cooker Simmered Pasta Sauce when I saw the recipe. Here is my healthy spin and changes.
I used Jennie-O Lean ground turkey with two Hot Italian Turkey sausages.
Brown them up individually then put them in your slow cooker.Chop your veggies – I subbed bell pepper for one onion as I love the taste with sausage.Mix everything together – I put my veggies in raw as I wanted all those flavors to cook into the sauce.To the crushed tomatoes and tomato paste, I added a 15 oz can of fire roasted diced tomatoes. Sprinkle with a little sugar, salt, pepper, crushed red pepper flakes and Italian seasoning.Stir, cover and cook low and slow all day for 8-10 hours.Did I mention I couldn’t wait to come home and try this?? Lol….
Meanwhile, lunch was another serving of Pesto Chicken, Kale & Butternut Gnocchi. (5 sp)With a 2 Smartpoint Pumpkin Banana Muffin for dessert.I actually forgot about our monthly birthday celebration today at work until the cake was brought into our meeting room. I pondered a slice as it’s one of my favorite cakes and decided since they cut it into 18 pieces that would be worth it. (7 sp)I can’t believe I am going to say this but this was actually almost too much cake for me since I do not eat too many sweet things. Now give me a bag of chips or peanut M&Ms and there is no such thing as serving.
Our house smelled amazing when I walked in. Here is the fancy spaghetti sauce I spent all day cooking lol.This sauce is super hearty, thick and rich. It really does taste like something you’d get at a restaurant and serving it over lasagna noodles made it fun to eat. 1/2 cup sauce with a parmesan sprinkle = 3 sp plus 2 oz lasagna noodles (about 1 cup) – 5 sp.Served up with a crisp salad todsed with olive oil and red wine vinegar. (1 sp).26 Daily WWFreestyle Smartpoints, 6K steps