jumbo pasta shells, cooked
cup ricotta cheese
cup frozen spinach, thawed and chopped fine
tbsp chopped onion
cup fresh mushrooms, chopped
medium garlic clove, minced
tablespoon butter or margarine
tsp chopped fresh parsley
egg whites, beaten
teaspoon black pepper
cup low-fat spaghetti sauce
a large pasta cooker,
cook pasta shells according to package direction, do not overcook.
well, cover and set aside.
butter to a medium
size skillet, place on medium-high heat, and cook onions, mushrooms,
oregano, basil and black pepper for about 4 minutes or until
Remove from heat and
mix in prepared spinach, ricotta cheese and egg whites, add salt to
and mix well.
Spread a thin layer of
spaghetti sauce on bottom of baking dish and set aside.
Preheat oven to 350 F.
into prepared pasta shells. Arrange shells on dish, open side up, and
for about 25-30 minutes.
with ground parmesan cheese and serve hot.
be stuffed one day in advance, and baked next day for quick and
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time for your family to eat better, have more enjoyable laid-back meals
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can get pretty busy and sometimes is very hard to organize daily busy
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of time, will
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Make a meal plan for
the whole week (or two weeks) and avoid becoming a short-order cook in
acceptable quality nutritious meals that will appeal to the
majority and refuse daily catering to everyone's likes and dislikes.
your family to help you with meal ideas and try some new recipe
every couple of weeks to keep mealtime interesting. It is amazing what
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family members involved in meal preparation and enjoy quality time
with your family. If kids are included, determine age-appropriate
involvement in the meal preparation and let them help you out. They
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updated on the news of the day and whole family will have fun.
to limit grocery
shopping to once a week and keep well stocked pantry. You will be
amazed at how much time and money you can save if you can avoid dashing
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