After a long day at work, especially on evenings I work-out, I want easy and nutritious for dinner.
I love this Felicia green pea rotini pasta, it has high protein (11g) per serving and it tastes surprisingly good and passes for pasta. So if I'm going to eat pasta, I go for this. I'm sure to get the protein my muscles need to rebuild and repair as they get stronger.
I either mix the pasta with lots of steamed veggies and a little bit of pesto. Or I make a red sauce I adapted from Heidi Swanson's cookbook: Super Natural Cooking. It is basically sauteed chopped garlic (I use 3-4 cloves) in a big slurp of quality olive oil, sea salt, cayenne, and a large can of roasted tomatoes.
I usually go for Muir Glen because it has proven to be the most rich tasting tomatoes I have found. And in fact, so delicious I don't feel the need to top it with a bunch of cheese.
The red of the tomatoes are an indicator of lycopene, which contains many antioxidants (cancer fighting properties). Lycopene is known to be most bio-available in canned tomatoes, and, in fact, combining these canned tomatoes with the fat of the olive oil helps your body absorb its good qualities even more.