Other seasoning ideas: Adobo, Mrs. Dash as an alternative to salt
Coat a pan with olive oil, set burner to medium-high heat
Cut pepper into cubes, add to pan
Prepare water to boil, add pasta once boiling
Add ground turkey to pan, breaking it up with wooden spoon and seasoning to taste with salt, pepper, and garlic
When the turkey is no longer pink, add jar of tomato sauce, stir in, and lower heat and let simmer
Add oregano and basil (optional)
Once cooked, plate pasta and top with sauce.
Garnish with parmesan cheese (optional) and enjoy!
Substitute Mrs. Dash for salt for a lower sodium option
If trying to reduce sodium, also look for reduced-sodium tomato sauces
Add optional seasonings to taste such as basil, oregano, garlic powder, adobo, pepper
Try ground chicken as another high-protein, lower-fat alternative to ground beef
If you have a favorite form of whole-wheat pasta, try that instead of spaghetti
If you prefer red, green, or yellow pepper, try adding those as well!
Serving Size: 1/4
This quick and easy recipe is a great, health promoting option for both individuals and families. The use of whole-wheat spaghetti provides an abundance of fiber and an overall better bang for our bite. Ground turkey is rich in protein and lower in saturated fat than ground beef, and including a vegetable like an orange pepper helps to pack in the vitamins and minerals. This recipe can also be easily adapted to your liking with various seasonings and your choice of pasta and tomato sauce