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Healthy Recipes

Eating healthy is key to maintaining weight loss. We have added recipes that are nutritious for you to try when you are ready for something different. Enjoy!

Fauxghetti - When You Want Spaghetti Without the Pasta

By Erin Lehman, RDN
Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 30 mins


  • 1lb 96% lean or better ground beef or turkey
  • 1 bag barley (Trader Joes 10 min barley)
  • 1 can tomato sauce/ pasta sauce (low sodium, is preferred)
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • ½ small onion minced
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley
  • ¼ cup chopped basil
  • 1 Tbsp balsamic vinaigrette
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ tsp ground pepper

Mix ground meat, garlic, onion, half of the parsley, basil, garlic powder, salt, pepper and balsamic vinegar together until thoroughly mixed.

Separate into 2" balls. Sauté covered in a lightly coated non-stick skillet on medium heat for about 10 mins. Remove lid and allow to brown, rotate meatballs to ensure even cooking. Drain excess fat.

In a medium sauce pan, boil water with 1 low sodium bouillon or vegetable stock packet, add barley and cook as directed on package.

In a medium sauce pan add tomato/ marinara sauce, heat until warmed.

Serve with your favorite steamed green veggie i.e.: broccoli, spinach, green beans.

Meal planning idea: Plate extra portions into storage containers for ready to eat meals to enjoy over the following week.

Nutrition Facts:
Kcals/serving: (8): 211 (6): 282
Grams pro/ serving: (8): 14.5 (6): 19.5
Grams Fiber/ serving: (8): 5 (6): 7
Grams Sugar/ serving: (8): 2 (6): 3