Friday, October 19, 2012

Squash Pasta Bake Recipe

Along with the 2 recipes below, I've been eating this meal weekly while on my new diet.
(Visit HERE if you'd like to read about the new diet I've been doing - calorie shifting)

It's really yummy!  A small serving fills you up... I cooked up the whole box and in the last two weeks have had it 8 times (or either lunch or dinner).  I also didn't make it into a bake because I was too hungry at the time of making it and kept it as a pasta... just stirring the cheese and everything together (I also used less sauce... just enough to coat).

Here is where I got the recipe

  • Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Yield: 2 Servings
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  • 1/2 cup chopped yellow summer squash
  • 1/2 cup chopped zucchini
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 cup cooked small pasta shells or small tube pasta
  • 1 cup spaghetti sauce
  • 3 tablespoons shredded mozzarella cheese


  • In a skillet, saute squash in oil for 2-3 minutes or until tender. Stir in pasta and spaghetti sauce; heat through. Transfer to a greased 3-cup baking dish. Sprinkle with cheese. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 5-10 minutes or until heated through and cheese is melted. Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts 1 serving (1 cup) equals 241 calories, 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 11 mg cholesterol, 661 mg sodium, 31 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 8 g protein.

Apricot Turkey Sandwiches

I LOVE this sandwich and I love that there's (turkey) bacon on it too.  Mmmm.  The flavors just mesh so well to me.

Here is where I got the recipe and picture (It got a rating of 5 stars)

The recipe makes 2 sandwiches, so obviously cut everything in half if you're making it just for you. (The Nutritional Facts is just for 1 sandwich)

Apricot Turkey Sandwiches Recipe

  • Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Yield: 2 Servings
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  • 2 turkey bacon strips
  • 4 pieces multigrain bread, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons apricot jam
  • 3 ounces thinly sliced deli peppered turkey
  • 2 slices tomato
  • 2 slices red onion
  • 2 pieces leaf lettuce
  • 2 slices reduced-fat Swiss cheese
  • 4 teaspoons Dijon mustard


  • In a small skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Remove to paper towels to drain.
  • Spread two toast slices with jam. Layer with turkey, bacon, tomato, onion, lettuce and cheese. Spread remaining toast with mustard; place on top. Yield: 2 servings.
Nutritional Facts 1 sandwich equals 338 calories, 10 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 40 mg cholesterol, 1,109 mg sodium, 43 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 23 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 starch, 2 medium-fat meat.