4 ½ OZ. PROTEIN, 1 VEGGIE, AND 1 CARB PER SERVING
SERVINGS: 4

Ingredients:

  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped

  • ½ bell pepper, diced

  • 2 garlic cloves, minced

  • 1 can no salt added tomato sauce *

  • 1 cup dry TVP (Texturized Veggie Protein) granules*

  • 1 tsp no-calorie baking sweetener *

  • Cayenne Pepper, to taste

  • Water, for sautéing

Instructions:

  1. Sauté onion and bell pepper in about 1 or 2 Tbl water until almost clear.

  2. Add garlic and sauté for a couple more minutes.

  3. Add tomato sauce, TVP, no-calorie baking sweetener, and cayenne to taste.

  4. Turn down and simmer 5 minutes until TVP is soft. Refrigerated TVP will already be soft, so you are just simmering to marry the flavors and thicken the sauce.

  5. Serve on ½ whole wheat bun or a whole sandwich thin.

* Product Recommendations: Tomato Sauce brand: Hunt's Tomato Sauce No Salt Added. No-Calorie Baking Sweetener brand: Whey Low© Gold or Splenda© Brown Sugar blend. TVP brand: Bob's Red Mill Brand TVP. If there is a brand that you like better, please choose one that is lower in sodium. These are only options, not the only ones you can use.

∞ Warning: This recipe is not for everyday use and be sure to drink plenty of water to counteract the sodium content.

∞ Tip: If you wanted to make this non-vegetarian, you could use 4.5 oz cooked, ground turkey breast.