138.8… Stuffed Shells
I made one of my favorite fake out meals last night. Why fake out? Because it looks totally unhealthy and loaded with calories but it’s not.
Stuffed Shells…..the healthier way:
1 package (10 oz) frozen chopped spinach, thawed, well drained
1 container (16 oz) fat free cottage cheese
1 red bell pepper, chopped
1 egg white
1 envelope (1.7 oz) Italian Dressing mix
1 cup shredded part-skim mozzarella cheese, divided
20 jumbo macaroni shells (for stuffing), cooked, drained and cooled
1 jar (13 1/2 oz) spaghetti sauce
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Combine first 5 ingredients in a medium bowl. Stir in 1/2 cup mozzarella; spoon into shells.
Spread half the sauce onto the bottom of a 13x9 inch baking dish. Place shells in dish; top with remaining sauce and mozzarella. Cover with foil.
Bake 40 minutes or until heated through, uncovering after 30 minutes.
Calories 340, Fat 7g, Carbs 47g, Protein 23g, Fiber 5g
I steamed some broccoli and made a big salad to go with the shells.
This is one of my favorite recipes. I’ve made it so many times I can’t count and I rarely repeat recipes.
Breakfast this morning was Fage yogurt with a little honey, Chocolate Cheerios, strawberries and cinnamon:
After taking the kids to school, I went on a 3 mile run. Although my official training for the half marathon begins on Saturday, I thought I need to warm up my legs a bit. The first mile was hard but it was smooth sailing after that for the most part.
When I got home, I finished my coffee from breakfast and had a couple of dates:
I showered and spent a couple of hours catching up on blogs and cleaning up the pile on my desk.
Lunch was some of the Spicy Black Bean and Chicken Tortilla Soup that I made on Monday night. Dare I say it tasted even better today?
I took an orange and some cherries with me to pick up the kids from school. The school was selling ice cream sandwiches at pick up and I wanted to have something healthy to eat while watching everyone else eat ice cream. :) Way to plan ahead!
I would really like to eat another snack now but I’m going to refrain. It’s Ladies Night tonight and we are going out for sushi. I cannot control myself around sushi. This might get ugly.
Do you have a favorite “fake out” meal that you make?
Link it up to the party, silly! Obv when your not super busy =)ReplyDelete
This recipe is awesome... I've always been timid of trying cottage cheese in stuffed shells but if you say its good -- then i'm TOTALLY trying it!!! <3 I'll let ya know how it goes! <3
Jenn @ Peas and Crayons
Jen...ok I did it. :)ReplyDelete
Try the recipe! You will like it. I DON'T like cottage cheese and I love this dish.
Sweet thanks! Yeah I hate the stuff with a passion. But I really do WANT to like it.ReplyDelete
Hope you're having a good week! <3
Most definitely - I LOVE fake out meals and this one looks wonderful! My favorites are probably breakfast casseroles and fried rice! :)ReplyDelete
Thank you for that recipe! I am definitely wary of cheesy pastas...that's AMAZING to have as a recipe..ReplyDelete
The shells look fantastic! Using the cottage cheese is a great idea.ReplyDelete