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Fall can be such a busy time of year for families, mine included. When it comes to meals, no fuss solutions are always preferred! But no-fuss does not need to mean unhealthy. I’ve got some solutions you and your family will love, along with a simple, easy weeknight dinner idea that features a Pesto, Arugula & Feta Pizza.
At the center of my easy weeknight meal, is the new RAGÚ® Simply Chunky Marinara Pasta Sauce. Made with 100% olive oil, with no added sugar, it’s a great way to keep your meal healthy and delicious. To start of the weeknight meal, I simmered the RAGÚ pasta sauce, and started cooking our new favorite pasta, Cali’flour Cauliflower and Yellow Lentil Penne. This pasta is A-MAZ-ING! With only two ingredients, it is high protein and tastes great.
Tip: To get your pasta dish Italian Restaurant style – simmer the sauce and cook the pasta as you normally would. When you drain the pasta, reserve about 1/4 cup of the pasta water. Once drained, add the pasta directly to the pan where the sauce is simmering. Continue to cook on extremely low heat, coating the pasta. Add the reserved water if needed, a very little bit at a time, to get the consistency of a restaurant style pasta dish.
Following along with healthier options, I decided to take the Cali’flour Original Italian Pizza Crust, which is a great choice for a low-carb cauliflower pizza. This pizza crust has only 4 simple ingredients and is 180 for the whole crust. (Talk about not feeling bad when you eat the entire thing!) It is also grain free/gluten free, low carb and low-glycemic. There is so much you can do with this pizza to fit into a healthy lifestyle. You could definitely use this crust to make a traditional pizza with the RAGÚ sauce or go a little outside the box, like this recipe does.
What You’ll Need:
1 Cauliflower Pizza Crust (Cali’Flour Pizza Crust – Original Italian)
Feta Cheese – Crumbled (1 cup)
2 Cups Arugula – Washed/Rinsed
Basil Pesto (3 Tbsp)
Start by cooking the Cali’Flour Pizza Crust according to the package directions. It doesn’t need much cook-time, and be sure to watch it carefully. Once done, remove and allow to cool slightly. This is the kind of thing you want to prepare right before you bring it to the table, so timing is everything. Spread the basil pesto on the crust. Use as little or as much as you like.
Spread the arugula around the crust, on top of the Pesto. Finish off with feta cheese. Again, use as little or as much as you like of both these ingredients. Serve right away, so it’s warm!
This EASY and quick pizza goes so nicely with the pasta. And it’s ready in no-time, with minimal work. My kids had no idea this pasta was any different than regular pasta. And that’s a win – because I feel better about giving it to my kids.
There are so many recipes to try using products from Cauli’flour brand, and you can use code NOFUSSFOODS for 15% off your order (plus free shipping). Cannot be combined with any other discounts. There is no expiration date, but the code is only good for one use per customer.
Bonus: Breakfast Picks
If weeknights are busy, the mornings can be downright crazy! With the help of coffee and a quick meal, you can actually start your day the right way with a no-fuss meal. When I tried the Garden Lites line, I knew this was going to become a staple in our freezer for breakfast or snacks.
The Garden Lites Blueberry Oat Muffin is delish and the first ingredient is ZUCCHINI! You would not be able to guess it. Each muffin is only 110 calories, packed with flavor and are allergy friendly.
My real breakfast favorite is the Garden Lites Superfood Veggie Cakes. Packed with superfood veggies like kale and cauliflower, these delicious cakes are gluten free and less than 100 calories. These little veggie muffins fill me up, too, so they make a great breakfast.
And no breakfast would be complete without a great cup of coffee and Red Diamond Medium Roast Classic Blend is a great choice. What you may not know about this brand/particular coffee: Red Diamond coffee beans are grown at only a high altitude, hand-picked and sundried and roasted in small batches. It makes for a practically perfect cup of coffee. I suggest you pick up the 11 oz. bag of Red Diamond Classic Blend Ground Coffee – which you can find where to purchase here.
Share with me – how would you use any of these meal or snack picks? Which one would you see yourself enjoying the most?