I also made Lara Bars last night while the Spaghetti baked. I found a recipe on Enlightened Cooking. I used almonds and unsweetened cranberries and added some vanilla protein powder to the final mixture. I have yet to try them, but will let you know what I think.
Here is the recipe for the Marinara Sauce that I made:
Extra Virgin Olive Oil spray
1 1/2 pounds of ground turkey breast
1/2 small onion
Salt and Pepper, to taste
|1 medium carrot, washed and cut in half|
1 stalk of celery, washed and cut in half
|1 tablespoon olive oil|
|4 medium cloves garlic, peeled|
|2 small onions, peeled and quartered|
|2 pounds roma tomatoes, quartered|
|1 teaspoon dried crushed oregano|
|1 teaspoon dried crushed basil|
|1/4 teaspoon black pepper|
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1 bay leaf
Whole Wheat Noodles
1/4 C Skim Mozzarella Cheese
|Spray a dutch over with extra virgin olive oil spray and pre-heat to Medium heat. Place turkey breast and 1/2 onion in skillet and brown until turkey breast is cooked through and no longer pink. Drain fat from pan.|
Place all vegetables, olive oil, and spices - except bay leaf - in a Vita-Mix container (or a Food Processor) in the order listed. Secure the lid. Select Variable, speed #1. Turn on machine and quickly increase speed to #5 or #6. Run for 30 seconds, until all items have been chopped and the mixture is as chunky/smoothe as you would like. Pour into the dutch oven with the turkey breast mixture. Add the bay leaf and simmer over low heat for 30 minutes. Stir occasionally.
Preheat oven to 350° F.
While the sauce simmers, prepare your favorite variety of Whole Wheat Noodles according to the package directions.
Combine Sauce and Al Dente Noodles in an oven proof casserole dish and top with Mozzarella cheese. Bake covered until mixture becomes bubbly. Uncover and bake an additional 5 minutes.
Cooler 1 Substitution: