Today I am food prepping for myself and my husband.  I’ve been dealing with a cat bite on my finger that’s become infected and most likely I’ll be in the hospital most of this upcoming week for surgery and more IV antibiotics.  I’m eager for that to be healed and over with.  But getting ready for this stay I’m spending my day making food for myself for the hospital stay, as well as food for my husband.  This recipe is just something I whipped up and decided to put here, because it’s pretty darn tasty and easy, even for someone cooking one handed right now.



Red Lentil Pasta Goulash

Servings: 4 servings
Author: Melissa


  • 1 Box Red Lentil Pasta
  • 1 Green Pepper, chopped
  • 1 Small Onion, chopped
  • 1 Cup Cherry Tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 Cups Fresh Spinach, chopped
  • 1 Cup Sliced Mushrooms
  • 1 Jar Oil Free Pasta Sauce of choice (I used Aldi's)


  •  Boil Pasta according to box instructions
  • Chop all veggies, and saute with a little water or veggie broth until tender, add the spinach last.
  • Drain pasta
  • Add veggies to the drained pasta, add sauce, and serve



I Love the batch cooking containers they have out now, I purchased a 12 pack from Aldi that they had a few months back, and they make things so easy for putting food into serving size containers for us to just grab and go.  Super simple.  By the end of the day I’ll probably have all these containers filled with different meals as well as glass jars with things pre made for both of us!

So, while on this journey to good health, don’t feel like your only option is to cheat and eat off plan.  Just think ahead of time.  If you know you are too busy to cook everyday, or that life has thrown something at you like an injury, get in the habit of spending a few hours on a day off to prepare food for yourself for those busy days.  These containers are perfect in that they can go in the refrigerator or freezer.  Yes, it’s easy to give in and cheat, but it’s also just as easy to make the decision to still eat healthy and just plan ahead!  You’ve got this!