Meat Free Monday’s

meat free monday

Brown Rice Penne With Marinara Sauce

meat free monday

Meat Free Monday’s

Meat Free Monday is a great way to limit red meat consumption, and while I still love a good steak, I am trying to limit red meats.

I recently discovered I have slightly elevated cholesterol, so I have made a few changes to my diet.

While I haven’t given up eggs and meat completely, I have limited my portions.

Moderation is KEY!

Going meat free is also kinder to the environment, and though I’m not a vegetarian, I do like to be a bit more mindful when it comes to food choices.

Meat free recipes aren’t the only substitute I’ve worked into my diet lately, I have also switched out regular pasta for brown rice pasta.

I hear amazing things about chickpea pasta, however I am sensitive to fructose, so chickpeas aren’t always my friend…

Brown Rice Pasta, is a great pasta substitute. High in fiber, rich in antioxidants, and great for those with gluten sensitivities.

Some of my go-to’s are the Tinkyada Organic Brown Rice Pasta, or the Trader Joe’s Organic Brown Rice Penne.

Recipe

Ingredeints:

Pomi Strained Tomatoes

1tbs dried basil

1tbs dried oregano

1tsp dried rosemary

1tsp crushed garlic

1tsp chili flakes

1tbs olive oil

1 cup low sodium vegetable broth

Tinkyada Organic Brown Rice Penne

Method:

  • using a saucepan, heat tomatoes and broth over a medium/high heat
  • add herbs and stir into the sauce
  • in a pan, heat the olive oil, garlic and chili, cook until lightly browned.
  • remove from heat and add to the sauce
  • heat the sauce until bubbling and reduce to a steady simmer about 30 minutes
  • prepare the pasta per the instructions on the package

Serve with a sprinkling of parmesan cheese, for a guilt free, Meat Free Monday!

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