My easiest quick nutritious dinner

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.

Bon apetit!

JEN'S TOP 3 TIPS

#1 

Start simple.

 

#2

Move your body daily.

 

#3

Hydrate. Hydrate. Hydrate!

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