Once you hit the sales, let those sales items dictate your menu. Pasta was crazy cheap this week. And now that the anti-carb insanity is over (no, really, it is soooo over) pasta is a great meal. Especially if you are trying to lose a few pounds. You can easily portion control your meals, it freezes well for leftovers, it's filling, cheap and hearty for the dead of winter. 1 cup is a serving size. At $1 - $1.50 for almost 2 pounds (900grams) of dried pasta, that's a lot of meals for your buck!
Here's a quick, cheap, easy, healthy pasta recipe.
Pasta and Tomatoes
Serves 4 (double and freeze!)
- 3/4 lb - 345g dried pasta
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- 1 onion, diced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 32 ounce/798ml can of diced tomatoes
- 2 tsp dried oregano
- 1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
- Bring a pot of water to boil
- Cook pasta according to package instructions
- Meanwhile, heat a frying pan with olive oil over medium high heat
- Saute the onions until soft, add in the garlic and heat for about 1 minute
- Add the tomatoes and oregano and simmer while the pasta cooks, 5 minutes or so
- Drain the pasta and put back in the pot.
- Add the tomato mixture to the pot and toss
- Serve with the cheese sprinkled on top.