Man, I am completely worn out from this weekend. Ryan & I drove down to Chicago to hang out with our groups of friends. I hung with the girls while he stayed with the guys.
We went out both nights (which this girl is not used to anymore) but it was a blast. We laughed pretty much the entire time, watched Lifetime movies, and talked about our glory days in college (ha!) just like old times.
So fun to see my girls!
The lack of sleep is catching up to me though and even though I went to bed at 9:30 last night (as well as take two naps…) I’m still exhausted. Ryan offered to make dinner tonight and I gladly let him. We had Healthy Hamburger Helper on the menu!
Before I get into the recipes…here’s this week’s menu:
- Monday: Healthy Hamburger Helper w/ asparagus
- Tuesday: Lentil & Rice Stir Fry
- Wednesday: Healthy Chicken Parmesan Burgers w/ broccoli
- Thursday: Leftovers/Egg sandwiches
- Friday: TBD (Trader Joe’s opens this night so it could be a smorgasbord of items from there!)
- Saturday: Homemade Pizza
…Okay and we’re back!
So this recipe. I’m a big fan of Janetha’s blog and even more of her recipes. I’ve pinned so many to Pinterest, it’s unbelievable! I knew this recipe was going to be a winner. I had Ryan change a few things here and there but mainly stuck to her directions.
Healthy Hamburger Helper
adapted from this recipe
- 3 cloves garlic, peeled & minced (or 1 T jarred)
- 8 oz mushrooms, diced
- 1/4 yellow onion, diced
- 12 oz ground beef
- 1 T dried oregano
- 1 T dried parsley
- 1/2 t sea salt
- 1/2 t black pepper
- 6 oz elbow macaroni
- 2 cups low sodium beef broth
- 1 cup water
- 1 T cornstarch + 2 T water, mixed
- 1/2 cup nutritional yeast
- 1/2 cup shredded parmesan & asiago cheese
- 1 cup plain nonfat greek yogurt
Heat large skillet over medium heat with olive oil. Add garlic and saute for 1 minute. Dice the mushrooms and onion and then add to skillet. Saute for 3-4 minutes. Add the ground beef, oregano, parsley, salt, and pepper to the skillet. Saute until all the way cooked through. Add noodles, broth and water to the skillet and bring to a boil. Once it is boiling, reduce heat to low and let cook for 8-9 minutes or until noodles are cooked through.
Pour the cornstarch & water mixture into the skillet and stir to combine. Add nutritional yeast & shredded cheese and stir to combine. Add yogurt and stir.
Serve immediately with hot sauce or additional yogurt, if desired.
Question: Have you ever been to Chicago? Did you eat hamburger helper growing up as a kid?