Mediterranean Protein Pasta – POW

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Wednesday, we are half way through the week! Lately, I’ve been getting my days all mixed up, time seems to be going by so fast. One minute it’s Monday, I feel like I’m hustling, accomplishing goals, have my calendar all marked up. The next thing I know it’s Friday and I’m wondering when I’m going to fit everything in. Sheesh – SLOW.IT.DOWN. 

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And this temperature change in Colorado, already!? Another thing I wasn’t quite prepared for. I dug out my Uggs ya’ll, just look at those bad boys. Please forgive me if I embarrass you or myself with my busted Uggs, my husband tries to sabotage these things every chance he gets. They are pretty rough but I can’t seem to give them up. 

Uggs

POW

With the temperature change, in addition to looking for more ways to fit protein and increase calories for my personal goals, I bought some Ancient Harvest POW pasta to try. I’ve seen a decent amount of hype around Lentil and Chickpea pasta so I needed to check it out for myself. I chose Ancient Harvest  POW pasta. Ancient Harvest makes so many delicious pastas, gluten free, plant based, you really can’t go wrong. The POW pasta I used was their green lentil spaghetti , you can find it here on Amazon as well as most grocery stores. The pasta is packed with 25 grams of protein per serving. Yay! Macros. 

I came up a with a quick recipe you can throw together in 30 minutes or less. I already had the ingredients on hand. 

 

mediterranean Pow Pasta
Serves 4
High Protein!
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Ingredients
  1. 1 box Ancient Harvest Pow Pasta ( spaghetti)
  2. 1 lb ground turkey
  3. 1/4 cup Sun dried tomatoes ( more if you love them)
  4. 1/4 cup kalamata olives
  5. 1 cup Spinach
  6. 1/2 cup Marinara
  7. 1/2 yellow onion chopped
  8. 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  9. 2-4 tablespoons of pine nuts ( more to taste)
Instructions
  1. On stove top heat 1 tablespoon coconut oil. Saute yellow onion for 2-3 minutes . Add turkey and cook until no more pink shows. Meanwhile, boil a pot of water for your pasta. Once water boils, cook pasta according to box instructions.
  2. When turkey is fully cooked add sun dried tomatoes and spinach. Let cook 1 - 2 minutes. Add in pasta and marinara, combine all ingredients until well mixed and turn off stove.
  3. Top with olives and pine nuts!
Notes
  1. Macro count on it's way.
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Mediterranean Pow Pasta

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VERDICT

I love it! The pasta itself is a little heavy, slightly different texture than regular spaghetti. I felt extremely full after a whole bowl. The consistency is thicker than your regular pasta, easily sticks together. I did not use butter or olive oil with my pasta so that may be part of the deal. Overall, I highly recommend trying POW pasta. I now keep a box in stock at all times. Trader Joe’s also sells a red lentil pasta in penne form, similar consistency, both delicious. 

Red Lentil

What is your favorite way to eat pasta? 

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