The toddler and I came home HUNGRY today.Â I had no plan, nothing defrosted, and all I wanted to do was EAT.Â I still wanted something good, healthy and fast, NOT takeout or fast food.
So I perused the pantry and found thisâ€¦
Yup! Thatâ€™s all you need to make a quick homemade meal. A meal, the toddler LOVED, beans and all.Â Now I did add a little spice and you can take the idea and run with it. The pasta, sauce and beans will give you a good quick base. I served it with some sautÃ©ed bell peppers.
- 4 oz uncooked whole wheat pasta
- Small can (8 oz) tomato sauce
- 1 can (15 oz) kidney beans rinsed and drained (you could use any beans)
- Â½ tsp dried basil
- Â½ tsp garlic powder
- Salt & Pepper
- Sprinkle of Parmesan cheese.
Cook the pasta according to package.
Drain, rinse and return to the post. Add the all the remaining ingredients except cheese. Simmer on medium low heat stirring to coat the pasta in the sauce.
Serve with a sprinkle of Parmesan cheese!
The toddler ate so well we decided to make a fabulous dessert afterwards. So for no dinner plans, we ended up eating like kings! It was a great night. :~)
Now, Iâ€™m counting this as 2 large servings. I actually got 2 and half (the toddlers) but three would be stretching it a bit.
|Servings||Amt per Serving|
|2||Half of the recipe|
|319||3g||20g||old: 6||new: 8|