Good Bye Macaroni and Cheese and Hello…

ORZO PASTA AND FETA CHEESE!

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This is a delicious kid friendly dinner that even the grown up’s will like. Disclosure, if you are trying to lose weight please eat a small portion of this. This is a healthy dinner in the sense that it has all of the nutrients and protein that the kids need however it is a white pasta, small but white. White starch is so refined and processed that it does not make it onto the list of FITFOODIEMCCOY. The reason I used it is because of the starchiness and the small size of the pasta. The starchiness makes it taste creamy without needing cream.

What you need:
1 cup of cooked orzo pasta
4-5 Turkey Italian sausages cut up
1 head of broccoli
1 red bell pepper
1/2 diced onion
3 garlic cloves, chopped
1/2 cup of feta cheese

Dressing:
2 tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp
Red wine vin.
1 tbsp dijon mustard
Couple shakes of oregano
Dash of salt and pepper
1/2 lemon squeezed

In a pan cook your onion and garlic first, after those have carmelized add your diced sausage (the best way is to use kitchen scissors and cut them), then add your diced red bell pepper and chopped broccoli. Once all of this is cooked add the dressing into your mixture. Once your orzo has cooked add that to the mixture. Finally, add your feta cheese and mix it around. At this point you will see how starchy this pasta is as everything adheres to it making it creamy. This meal is low in saturated fat, high in nurtition and protein but also high in the starchy carbs. So, weight loss folks please limit your portion to your palm. The kids will love this, especially the little trees in the mix (broccoli). They will say goodbye macaroni and cheese hello orzo and feta!

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