Meatless Monday Pasta Edition

One of the easiest ways to reduce the fat content in your diet is to have one meatless day a week. The problem with most vegetarian options is they are not filling and you may end up eating more. This dish is both filling and satisfying. 

Eggplant And Mushroom Pasta 
What you need: 
1/2 pound whole wheat angel hair pasta
1tbsp chopped garlic
1 can diced tomatoes 
1 small can organic tomato sauce 
1 sweet onion chopped 
2 cups mushrooms chopped (I used baby Bella’s) 
1 egg plant peeled and chopped 
1 tsp crushed red pepper 
1 tsp organic sugar cane 
1 cup torn basil leaves 
Salt & pepper 
Optional * 1/2 cup freshly grated parm 
How to: 
Heat a little olive oil and sautée onions and garlic. Add eggplant and mushrooms. Mix in seasonings and sugar. Add tomatoes and sauce and turn up the heat. When sauce begins to boil turn down to low and let simmer for at least 30 minutes. Before serving add basil leaves, salt and pepper. 
Pour over prepared pasta and finish with parm. Enjoy !

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