fullsizeoutput_50bThis week we were a little pressed for time on Sunday, since we were enjoying a fantastic hike at Hilton Falls in Milton with my brother and his girlfriend, so we went with a quick and easy meal prep. It can be done in under an hour – perfect for busy weekends!

This week features whole wheat pasta, garlic and honey pork sausages, and sautéed mixed vegetables. Below you can find the ingredients and process.

Ingredients

  • 2 boxes of whole wheat pasta (or your choice)
  • 5-7 pork sausages (depending on size)
  • 1 large can of canned tomatoes
  • 2-3 heads of broccoli
  • 1 bag of chopped kale
  • 2 sweet peppers, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 carton of mushrooms, diced
  • 2-3 small zucchinis
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp crushed garlic
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1tbsp dried basil
  • salt and pepper

Process 

Put a pot of water on to boil for pasta. Once water is boiling, follow pasta brand directions. Once cooked, drain and rinse with cold water to cool. Add to food storage containers.

While the pasta is cooking, heat the pan for sausages. I put the sausages in the pan whole to cook for a few minutes (about 5-7) and then cut them into pieces to continue cooking. Since it is pork, be sure to cook it thoroughly. Let cool and add to pasta in Tupperware.

For the veggies, once everything is chopped, start with garlic and oil in the pan. While the garlic simmers, steam the broccoli in the microwave or on the stovetop. To steam on the stovetop, put about an inch of water with broccoli and cook until soft. For the microwave, place broccoli in microwave safe container, add about an inch of water and cook for 3-5 minutes depending on the strength of your microwave.

Once garlic is simmering, add onions, sweet peppers, and mushrooms. Once veggies soften, add zucchini, kale, zucchini, and canned tomatoes. Cover and let it simmer for about 10 minutes and then you can add it to your containers. Happy eating!

 

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