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I think I’m falling in love…with fresh sage. I bought some from Trader Joe’s a few days ago for a Martha Stewart recipe that involved browning chicken sausages then simmering them in apple cider with fresh sage, onion, salt and pepper until the cider reduces to a delicious, syrupy glaze. Usually when I buy fresh herbs I forget about them until it’s too late and remorsefully discard them. This time I remembered the sage was in the fridge and that it goes great with turkey. A quick google search led me to a few easy recipes for turkey tetrazzini which I modified to work with what we had on hand. The finished product was delightful. Here’s the recipe. Serves 4-6

12 oz uncooked pasta of your choice ( I used organic gemelli)

1Tbs extra virgin olive oil

1 small yellow onion, chopped small

2 large stalks celery, diced

10 oz sliced mushrooms (I used pre-sliced ones from Trader Joe’s)

1 jar Ragu Light Parmesan Alfredo sauce

2 c cubed, cooked turkey breast

4-5 fresh sage leaves, sliced in thin strips

Kosher salt and black pepper to taste

1. heat olive oil on medium in large skillet

2. saute onions, celery and mushrooms until soft

3. while veggies are cooking, boil pasta according to directions on package and drain

4. add cubed turkey to skillet and heat through

5. add sauce, sage, salt and pepper to skillet and heat through

6. add cooked pasta to skillet and toss to coat

7. garnish with sage leaves if desired and enjoy!

Today was a bit hectic with two basketball games close together in totally different parts of town. Breakfast was easy as usual, but late and consumed in under 5 minutes. Didn’t even think about a morning snack and scarfed lunch down in between games. Not exactly the ideal way to eat. When you eat fast and on the run it doesn’t seem to register like it does when you sit down and enjoy a meal.

Breakfast – Chocolate Shakeology with 1/2Tbs peanut butter, 1tsp sugar-free caramel syrup, 4oz 1% milk, water, ice

AM Snack – didn’t happen

Lunch – 2 slices Franz Whole Grain White bread, 6 slices extra thin turkey breast, 1tsp mustard, 4oz Yoplait Light Strawberry yogurt, 1 banana

PM Snack – P90X Chocolate Peanut Butter protein bar

Dinner – 4oz (weight when raw) chicken breast, 2c broccoli, 1/2c sliced mushrooms, 1Tbs light soy sauce, 2Tbs Soy Vay Veri Veri Teriyaki sauce, 1tsp cornstarch, 1/4c water, dash ground ginger, sprinkle of black pepper, 1tsp chili garlic sauce, 1/2c cooked short grain rice (would’ve preferred brown rice, but my family’s not sold yet and we were out anyway)

Post Workout (better late than never) – Results and Recovery Drink

Total calories – 1413, Protein – 106 grams, Carbs – 209 grams, Fat – 23 grams, Fiber – 21 grams

Protein 29%, Carbs 57%, Fat 14%