Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Recipe Tuesday: Turkey Sausage and Zucchini Pasta and No Flour Pancakes

Before I do anything I need to talk about Boston.  It is a shame that people work so hard to run a marathon and someone wanted to ruin that.  The only good thing about tragedy is the way people come together and help each other.  They are willing to sacrifice themselves by running toward an explosion instead of away.  People become selfless and helpful in times of need.  My thoughts and prayers are with the people and family of those affected yesterday.

Yesterday I did some quick meal prep and came up with two random recipes.

Meal Prep

  • Boiled eggs-I add a tsp of baking soda and boil for 20 minutes, the baking soda helps the shell come off easily.  I tried that whole bring it to a boil and let it sit for 20 minutes and let me tell you the yolk will not cook!

  • Chocolate chip oatmeal cookies-1 Cup Oatmeal, 2 bananas, 1/2 cup chocolate chip.  Mash the banana and oats together, add chocolate chips. Form into balls, should make 12. Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes. Great for a sweet tooth

  • Turkey Sausage and Zucchini Pasta
  • Pancakes-lots of pancakes
This took about 2 hours and only because I made 17 pancakes, 1 at a time.  I had already packed my other big pan oops! It probably would have only took me an hour otherwise.

Turkey Sausage and Zucchini Pasta

  • 8 oz Smoked Turkey Sausage-Cut into quarter sized pieces
  • 1 Can Diced tomatoes
  • 4 Cups water or Chicken broth
  • 6 oz pasta of your choice-I used Smart taste Rotini
  • 1 medium Zucchini-cut up
  • 1 Tbsp Pepper
  • 2 Tbsp Mrs. Dash
  • 1/4 Bell pepper-I had this in the freezer
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 Tbsp Onion powder
Heat Olive Oil in a big pan (it has to be big enough to fit all of these ingredients) add the garlic, bell pepper and sausage.  When the sausage starts turning brown add the tomatoes, water and spices.  Bring it to a boil then add the pasta.  Turn it down to low.  I know it is weird to add pasta then turn it down but trust me this is how you get the flavor!  When the pasta is halfway done add the zucchini.  That's it.  This should make about 6 servings at 163 calories each.
Looks yummy doesn't it?

I don't know about you but I love pancakes!  I do not like the crash I get after eating them though.  I made some cottage cheese pancakes once before and discovered they actually filled me up and kept me full! yesterday I found two different protein pancake recipes and decided to just make up my own.

No Flour, Protein Pancakes
  • 8 egg whites
  • 1 1/2 cup oatmeal
  • 1 banana
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups cottage cheese- I used lactose free
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
Blend all the ingredients together and use 1/4 cup to make your pancakes.  This made 17 for me but I also made them really big.  Feel free to half it or even freeze some of them.  This is easy to warm up in the mornings for a quick breakfast.  It has a whopping 8 grams of protein in each pancake and only 59.5 calories in each.
I am not a fan of syrup so today I warmed up 1/2 an apple, smashed it and added it to the pancakes.  Good stuff!

What is your favorite breakfast??


  1. cool recipe!! thanks! I'm always looking for something new to try for our low carb, sugar free diet :)

    Found you at Little House Living party :)

  2. Your zucchini pasta looks great, especially since I have some languishing in the fridge that I need to use. Thanks for the great idea!

  3. Analisa, we may be on the other side of the world but we are all affected by the events at the Boston Marathon - so random, so horrible. Thinking of all my friends in the US today.

  4. Those chocolate chip oatmeal cookies look delish!

  5. I have always done my eggs by the 20 minutes method. Your water has to be at a FULL boil when you turn off the burner. Cover and leave it sit on the burner that you just turned off. They will not cook if the water is not fully boiling or if you take it off the burner it was on. My Mom always did it that way and so that is the way I learned to do it.

  6. Thank you so much for sharing your yummy recipe with us this week at the Pretty Things link party Analisa! Hope to see you again tonight for another great party :)

    xo, Tanya


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