Healthy Dinner? With kielbasa and pepperoni?
I use Turkey Pepperoni and Turkey Kielbasa.
Then I really get crazy and buy the Barilla Plus Pasta. Tastes delicious and it's loaded with fiber and protein.
My body needs as much fiber and protein as it can get considering my weakness for sugar. And my munchkins need as much fiber and protein as they can get considering they are still growing. And Hubby, well, he needs as much fiber and protein as he can get because he's a tough guy. He works out.
I guess what I'm saying is EVERYONE needs fiber and protein. Which makes this meal your friend.
I serve this dish at least once a month in our house. The staples are usually on hand, and everyone eats it (or some version of it, I choose my battles). Tonight I used angel hair pasta for this recipe. Why angel hair? All I can say is, why not? I don't discriminate when it comes to pasta and what is up to snuff when I am throwing together a meal. However, any uncooked pasta will suffice. Make this meal whatever you please.
All I care is that it is easy and quick. Both are Mommyhood requirements when weeknights are busy and we have activities. Remember, a quick dinner together is better than no family dinner at all.
Mommyhood's Pepperoni and Kielbasa Pasta
1 box uncooked pasta (I recommend whole wheat or Barilla Plus)
1 jar Tomato and Basil Sauce
1 cup Turkey Pepperoni, chopped
1 cup Turkey Kielbasa, chopped (I use Hillshire Farm)
1/2 cup shredded mozzarella
2 tablespoons oil (I use Canola)
Seasonings to taste (basil, salt pepper)
Heat oven to 350. Cook Pasta according to package directions. While pasta is cooking, chop pepperoni and kielbasa.
Or stick with just the salad.
Or serve with pork and refried beans. It's your dinner.
Most importantly, dig in and enjoy. Hopefully there will be leftovers because leftovers make life easy.
And I LOVE easy.