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Start by gathering your ingredients for this simple dish that can be made with a variety of vegetables. In this recipe, we will utilize some common vegetables that are usually readily available, such as cauliflower and peppers.

Add 1-2 cups of vegetables to a microwave-safe dish, along with 1/2 cup of fat-free chicken broth. Microwave the dish for 4 minutes.

After cooking the vegetables, mix in the mushroom pasta. Allow the pasta to sit for a few minutes to soften. For best results, prepare this in the morning, transfer it to a Tupperware container, and reheat it at lunchtime. This will allow the pasta to absorb the liquid and become tender.

At lunch transfer your creamy mushroom pasta to a bowl and then reheat for 1 – 2 minutes until warm.

Optional Add-ins

  • Add in sautéed mushrooms, before reheating.
  • Add in 1 – 2 ounces cooked chicken.

    The combination of protein and carbs will give you energy and provide a satisfying and portion controlled meal. The combination of flavors and textures enhances your overall eating experience. This meal is simple to prepare and can be conveniently made in the morning before heading to work.

    Creamy Mushroom Pasta

    Recipe by VioletCourse: Lunch Ideas, Phase 1


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    • 1 package Ideal Protein Creamy Mushroom Parmesan

    • 1 cup riced cauliflower

    • 1/2 cup diced yellow pepper

    • 1/2 cup green beans

    • *optional sub out 1/2 cup of vegetables for sautéed mushrooms.


    • Add vegetables and broth to a microwave dish.
    • Microwave for 47 minutes
    • Stir in Creamy Mushroom Parmesan package
    • Cover and refrigerate.
    • Add in sautéed mushroom before reheating.
    • Reheat at lunch for 1 – 2 minutes