We are embracing Meatless Mondays in our house largely because Jeff recently tested high for cholesterol and we know Kate’s cholesterol is high for a kiddo too. While not all meat is high in cholesterol, the kinds we like the best are, so we’re really exploring some meatless dishes.
And, let me just tell you, not all of them are good. Remind me to tell you about the black bean quinoa I made last week. Ew.
But this meal was very good — the whole family liked it. And it’s super quick and easy-peasy, which makes mama very happy. The whole thing can be prepared while the pasta is cooking, then you stir it in and BAM…dinner is done. And this is hearty enough to be the full meal; I threw a salad together for Jeff and I but the kids just ate a giant bowl of this.
To add extra protein, we use the Barilla pasta in the yellow box. It has extra protein but doesn’t taste funny.