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A busy life can include good, home-cooked meals 
Oct. 7, 2010 8:37 am 
Updated: Oct. 8, 2010 3:27 am

Spinach, Mushroom and Sausage Linguine

My apologies to the regular readers out there, I know I haven't been posting much. It's not that I haven't been cooking, it's just that I am in the middle of a very busy time at work. Between that and personal obligations, I just haven't had a lot of extra time. I'll be trying to get back on the stick here.

All of us have those times when we are just too busy. Our tendency during those times is to go for prepared foods or take out, neither of which is particularly good for maintaining a healthy lifestyle. This dish is quick, easy to make, delicious and filling.

As your pasta boils, simple brown your sausage with some shallots and mushrooms, finish it by adding some chicken or vegetable stock and balsamic vinegar and wilting some fresh spinach. It should all finish at about the same time, less than 10 minutes cooking time and less than 30 including prep. For that little bit of work you get a great combination of nuttiness from the whole wheat pasta and pecorino, earthiness from the mushrooms, freshness from spinach, a little bite of sausage, shallot and pepper and a hint of sweetness from the balsamic. And all of it for only 325 calories with 7 grams of fat and 8 of fiber.

Let's eat!

Get the recipe at Fight the Fat Foodie.

Deal of the Day: I don't normally put full sets of cookware up in this section, but I couldn't believe the deal Amazon has on this Calphalon Commercial 9-Piece Hard-Anodized Cookware Set, only $218! This set usually retails for $450 or more!
Oct. 8, 2010 3:27 am
When my kids were home and busy with sports, etc. I always marveled at the parents who fed their families pre-packaged garbage when it was just as quick to make a healthy, home-cooked meal. And, some of those parents didn't work 40+ hours a week like I did. My slow-cooker and leftovers is how I managed many a meal. This linguine does look good, too! Thanks.
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I love food! But I let that love get the best of me and my weight ballooned to more than 300 pounds. My wife and I joined Weight Watchers and, over a three-year period, I lost 100 pounds. However, I refused to give up on the foods I love, from Alfredo to cheeseburgers. I set out to find ways to eat almost anything I wanted, but to prepare it in a healthy way. Now, I'm sharing my love of food and cooking with others interested in living a healthy lifestyle.
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