Let’s talk pasta!
One thing I love about meal prep, is using pasta! Pasta gets a bad reputation for being just laden with carbs and lacking in nutrients. However, that can’t be further from the truth. It’s actually the perfect medium to get more veggies on your plate and you can even utilize healthier sauces and pasta varieties. If you’re not about white pasta, you can always mix it up with healthier alternatives. Today, there are endless options!
One of the most iconic dishes is stuffed shells! The great thing about shells is that you can seamlessly mix up the ingredients or the sauce enabling you to create endless options. Bonus, this is one of the easiest recipes to throw together. Whether you use a vegan ricotta or traditional, you simply stuff the shells, throw on top of some sauce, drizzle a little on top and bake! This dish is filling, affordable and can easily be made in bulk to be enjoyed throughout the week.
Another bonus, this recipe calls for tons of spinach in the filling and you don’t even need and egg to bind the filling together!
What’s fab about this dish? Honestly, everything. It’s quick, easy, has minimal ingredients, it’s packed with spinach, flavor packed, creamy, dreamy, filling. It can easily be made in bulk (meal prep), it’s affordable, ingredients are accessible, you could pack protein in the sauce by combining it with soaked cashews, it’s not made with heavy cream like most pasta dishes or even egg which is seen in all stuffed shells, it has notes of garlic, lemon, a hint of heat, you can mix up the shells if they have healthier alternatives, it’s great for entertaining, you can use vegan cheese on top or traditional if preferred, and it’s just an all around game changing effortless recipe you have to try!
If you love a staple dish, you have to try our NEW easy Stuffed Shells!
Why this recipe is great:
Made without heavy cream
Sauce made in blender
Perf for any season
Can be made fully vegan