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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!

Breakfast – Chocolate Shakeology made with water, 4oz 1% milk, ice – tomorrow I’m making an actual Shakeology recipe no matter what the kids say 🙂

AM Snack – P90X Chocolate Peanut Butter protein bar

Lunch – 6c romaine lettuce, 2 1/2oz extra thin sliced turkey breast, 1 slice Swiss cheese, 1 Pink Lady apple, 2Tbs ranch dressing

PM Snack – 1/2c lowfat cottage cheese, 9oz (including pods) edamame – I’ve always been a bit afraid to try it despite all the great things I’ve heard because it resembles lima beans and I REALLY don’t like lima beans. OK, I hate them. But, the edamame was delightful! I loved it and with low calories, tons of protein and fiber why wouldn’t I?

 Dinner – 1 Foster Farms Hot N’ Spicy chicken wing section, 4oz bowtie pasta, 1c Prego Heart Smart sauce, 4c romaine (I ate a lot of salad today!), 1Tbs. Wishbone Italian dressing, 10 Fresh Gourmet Roasted Garlic croutons (Have you had these? They’re SOOOOO good. Got them at Costco. Actually that’s where I got the romaine, Prego, chicken wings, edamame, cottage cheese, apples, ranch dressing and turkey, too.)

Total Calories – 1894, Protein – 120 grams, Carbs – 233 grams, Fat – 59 grams, Fiber 33 grams

Protein 24%, Carbs 48%, Fat 28%