Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Champion Nutrition Recipe of the Week - TMT Sauce


The inspiration for this recipe came from the May/June 2010 issue of Clean Eating Magazine. The flavors were good, but the nutritional profile and texture weren't what I wanted... I tweaked and tweaked until this TMT Sauce was given a round of thumbs-up. High protein, and packed with antioxidants, vitamins and minerals, this training-friendly sauce is a meal by itself!

Pair it with Quinoa or Whole Wheat pasta, a baked potato, jasmine or brown rice... it's versatile and incredibly filling!


TMT Sauce
Turkey, Mushroom and Tomato Sauce

by Chelle Stafford
Makes 6 servings

INGREDIENTS:

1.25 lb 99% lean Ground Turkey Breast
2 Tbsp Olive Oil
1 Medium Red Onion
2 Cloves Garlic
12 oz Portabello or Crimini Mushrooms
1/2 tsp Thyme
2 15-oz cans Diced Tomatoes, undrained
1 26-oz can Fire Roasted Crushed Tomatoes, undrained
Sea-Salt to taste
Cracked Pepper to taste

DIRECTIONS:

Heat olive oil in a large pan and sauté onions until lightly browned, 3-4 min. Stirring often.

Add garlic, sauté for 1 min, then stir in mushrooms and thyme. Continue to cook over high heat until the mushrooms have softened and given off their juices.

Add tomatoes (undrained) and cook until the mixture is thick, about 10 minutes.*

TIP: *For stronger flavors, simmer on low for 45 minutes.

NUTRITION  Per serving: 250 calories, 27 g protein, 20 g carbs, 6 g fat, 4 g fiber.  16 g net carbs.

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