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I made pasta with turkey italian sausage yesterday for my boyfriend, and I wanted to eat an entire plateful myself. Instead, I pulled some frozen veggies out of the freezer, heated them up, and mixed them up with 3 oz. of pasta. It was so filling and delicious, and I saved myself about 400 calories by using less pasta!
ps: I also bought the As Seen on TV Pasta Boat and used that. The pasta actually came out BETTER than when I cook it on the stove with minimal effort. I also steamed sweet potatoes in them and it was quick and AWESOME!
I already use ground turkey to replace ground beef in a lot of my recipes, but now I have started adding ground turkey sausage. For spaghetti, I use half and half, and it meatloaf I might use half ground beef and half turkey sausage. It adds really good flavor!429
I eat a cup of broth-based soup with a little protein in it before my afternoon and evening meals. It really helps me feel satiated faster and keeps me from going back for seconds on more caloric items. For supreme convenience I make a big batch of soup on Sundays and freeze it in single-serving containers for the week.
Soup ideas include garden veggie, chicken and barley, escarole and spicy turkey sausage, or tofu tom yum.
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