Trader Joe's has come out with a red lentil pasta that I think is absolutely delicious! Organic Red Lentil Sedanini has a fair amount of fiber and good amount of protein (nutrition info at bottom of link). I'm finding that just a small portion is super filling!
For lunch today I made some fresh tomato sauce, sautéed kale, and Trader Joe's Organic Red Lentil Sedanini. It is absolutely delicious!
The tomato sauce I made is very basic (see rough recipe below). I also sautéed about 1 1/2 cup chopped kale on a high heat for roughly 5 minutes. Once all of the elements were cooked (pasta, tomato sauce, kale) I tossed together 1/2 cup of the tomato sauce, 1/2 cup cooked pasta and all of the kale together. I highly suggest topping it with some crushed red pepper flakes and a drizzle of EVOO. It is very satisfying lunch!
***note: I add the garlic near the end of the cooking so it doesn't burn***
1 rounded cup fresh grape tomatoes, halved
1/4 - 1/2 cup onion, diced
1-2 cloves garlic, sliced thin
1-3 tbsps of balsamic vinegar (depends how sweet you want your sauce)
fresh cracked salt & pepper
Cook (tomato, onion, olive oil) for 5-10 minutes. Season with fresh cracked salt and pepperStart breaking down the tomatoes with the back of a spoon. Add the garlic, continue cooking and breaking down tomatoes. Once most of the tomatoes are broken down/mashed, transfer the sauce to a food processor. Pulse a few times until a mostly puréed (not too smooth!). Return to pot, add the balsamic vinegar and simmer for another 30mins.
OPTIONAL (but highly recommended): top with crushed red pepper flakes and drizzle or two of EVOO.