I forgot that the only reason I went to the ice rink as a teenager was to meet cute boys. Skating is hard! I was pretty bad. I haven’t skated in about ten years, and I was never any good. Not quite my cup of tea! Plus I was so tense, I know my legs are going to be sore during the race tomorrow :P.
Dinner was a new recipe! New Tuna Noodle Casserole c/o Ellie Krieger!
That’s a pretty big serving for 480 calories! There are a ton of veggies in this baby! Check it…
- 3/4 pound whole wheat fettuccine
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 1 small onion, chopped
- 1 large stalk celery, finely diced
- 10 ounces white mushrooms, stemmed and chopped
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 3 cups low-fat (1%) milk
- 1 cup low-sodium chicken broth or vegetable broth
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 4 6-ounce cans chunk light tuna in water, drained
- 10-ounce box frozen chopped broccoli, thawed
- 10-ounce box frozen peas, thawed
- 1/3 cup plain bread crumbs (I put a slice of Ezekial in the food processor)
- 3 tablespoons freshly grated Parmesan cheese
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Bring a large pot of water to boil. Break the fettuccine into thirds, and cook until tender but firm, a minute or two less than the package directions call for. Drain.
- Heat the oil in a large deep skillet over medium heat. Add the onion and cook, stirring occasionally, until just tender, 6 minutes. Add the mushrooms and cook until they release water, about 5 minutes more.
- Sprinkle the flour over the mushroom mixture and stir immediately to incorporate. Add the milk and broth and bring the mixture to a boil, stirring frequently. Reduce the heat to medium-low and cook, stirring occasionally, until the liquid has thickened, about 8 minutes. Add the salt and pepper, cooked fettuccine, tuna, broccoli, and peas, and toss to incorporate. Pour mixture into a 9 x 13-inch casserole dish.
- In a small bowl, combine the bread crumbs and Parmesan cheese. Sprinkle them over the casserole and bake until bubbly, about 25 minutes.
I love healthy comfort food! Plus, this dish is full of protein and good carbs to prep me for tomorrow’s race!
After we got back from skating, I had some dessert!
Love Girl Scout Cookies 🙂
Now to bed so I can be well rested for tomorrow!