“Back to School Ready! for You Meals”
Maribel Alchin, MBA, RD, LDN, Meijer Dietitian and Healthy Living Advisor
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It’s hard to believe that we are already preparing to head back to school! Busy school nights call for simple, quick and deliciously wholesome meals that bring your family together at the dinner table. Meijer has launched “Ready! for you” meal stations in our stores, where you can grab all the items you need to quickly put together a family dinner.
Easy Skillet Lasagna
Prep Time: 20 min Total Time: 25 min
8 ounces dry bow tie pasta, uncooked (try whole wheat)
3/4 pound Italian pork sausage (substitute lean ground beef)
2 cans (14.5 oz each) Diced Tomatoes with Basil, Garlic & Oregano, undrained
1 can (6 oz each) Tomato Paste
2 cups shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese
Nutrition tip: you can add more veggies including spinach, sliced mushrooms, bell pepper, squash
1.) Cook pasta according to package directions, omitting salt.
2.) Meanwhile, cook sausage/ground beef in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat 7 minutes or until crumbled and no longer pink, stirring occasionally; drain. Add undrained tomatoes and tomato paste; mix well. Reduce heat to medium-low; simmer 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
3.) Drain pasta; stir into tomato mixture. Stir in 1 cup cheese; sprinkle remaining 1 cup cheese over top. Cover skillet with lid. Cook 5 minutes more or until cheese melts.
Serve with bagged salad, mixed berries and lowfat milk
Tuesday, August 12 2014, 05:36 AM CDT