Are you tired of preparing and/or eating the same old meals? Are you looking for new recipes, or would you like to share a favorite recipe with other members? If you answered YES to any of these questions, you are in the right place!
We all need to eat and it's always fun to try new things, so I thought it would be fun to put together a list of members' favorite recipes. Since we have members across the U.S. and worldwide, it could be a great opportunity to try dishes from a variety of places.
If you have a recipe you would like to share, please send me a private message and I will add it to the list. Let me know if the recipe has a special origin, a story behind it, etc. Where possible, please try to include healthy substitutions for those members looking for a healthier lifestyle. For example:
ground meat (substitute with ground turkey)
This is a new idea, so it might take a little time to work out any glitches (better than "bugs" since we're talking about food...lol. I'm not sure if the recipes will be listed in this format, or if it would be better to provide a link on the Health Pages? Can anyone help with this?
I'll keep you posted as to how the idea is moving along. In the meantime, try an excellent pasta dish found below. It's also on the Health Pages! My family really enjoys it and it's SO easy that my son makes it for his friends!
Sausage and Pepper Bake
1 lb. Sweet Italian sausage, cut into ½” pieces (substitute turkey sausage for a healthier meal; it’s great!)
1 large green pepper, cut into 1” squares
1 large red pepper, cut into 1” squares
2 cups penne pasta, uncooked (no salt added to the water)
1 jar (26 oz) spaghetti sauce (prepare your own sauce, or when using store-bought, choose a healthy sauce with herbs/spices)
1 – 1 ½ cups of mozzarella or parmesan cheese (I use the cheese made with 2% milk)
Spray bottom of 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking dish with non-stick spray. Place sausage and peppers into dish and bake at 350º for 20-25 minutes or until sausage is thoroughly cooked and peppers are tender.
Meanwhile, cook pasta as directed on package, drain.
Add pasta to baking dish. Pour spaghetti sauce over pasta; top with cheese. Bake additional 15-20 minutes, or until heated through. You can also bake the dish without the cheese and add the cheese once the pasta has been heated through. It's great for leftovers or in your lunch the next day!
If anyone is interested, feel free to post one of your favorite recipes on this thread!