A HEALTHY food lover has shared a quick and lazy dinner that uses items regularly found in your cupboard.
She showed viewers how easy it was to make, especially since it will also help hit weight loss goals.
Self-described Protein Snack Queen Ashley Poladian (@proteinsnackqueen) knows how to achieve weight loss goals in the most simple ways.
She makes sure to prioritize protein and taste when crafting her meal plans for fat loss.
In a TikTok video, she shared a fast and lazy dinner that was low in calories and jam-packed with protein.
“I actually did not go shopping for these items. I had them in my house because they are staple items in my pantry for nights like this,” she said.
Then, she filmed herself in the kitchen of her home as she pulled out the ingredients and quickly prepared her traditional spaghetti and meatball meal with a healthy twist.
Ashley wrote in the video caption that the meal has 40 grams of protein and 450 calories.
If made completely vegan or vegetarian, it will still be high in protein and has about 30 grams of it.
To reach her wellness goals, she chose to use The Only Bean Black Bean Spaghetti, $7.99 on Amazon, and mixed it with the Hearts of Palm Pasta from Trader Joe’s, which is 60 calories per box.
She mentioned that you don’t have to add the Trader Joe’s pasta but she did for the extra volume and vegetables.
Two ounces of black bean spaghetti is 190 calories, 10 grams of fiber and 25 grams of protein.
She tossed Cucina Antica Arrabiata Tomato Sauce on top, which is 45 calories per serving.
For extra protein, she added Trader Joe’s Turkey Meatballs from her freezer, which are 100 calories per two meatballs and 12 grams of protein.
Toward the end of the video, she showed viewers the two plates she made.
One was just with the black bean spaghetti and the other was a mixture of pasta, which had greater volume all around.
To top it off, she added a little bit of parmesan and parsley flakes.
“This is a great, very fast, have it in your pantry, ready to go, on the night that you can’t cook an extravagant meal,” she said in between bites. “It’s great.”
Many people loved the recipe and couldn’t wait to try it themselves.
“Wow. This recipe sounds great for pregnant humans like myself! Thank you so much!” a viewer commented.
“As a healthcare provider, I would like to thank you infinitely for this. I run out of ideas to give to my patients and this is all doable/affordable,” another added.
“I went on Amazon right away and ordered a box! I’ll get it on Tuesday, so excited to try it!!” a fan shared.