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I thought that some of you might appreciate a little glimpse into my kitchen, to see some of the things that I feed my own family. Sometimes it’s just nice to have an example of how to put healthy nutrition concepts into practice! This weekend I made a makeshift Bolognese sauce. Now, I’m half Italian and my Nonna used to make the BEST bolognese sauce. This is not that sauce. But, it IS a very tasty sauce that’s a lot healthier (and very easy to make). If I’d had mushrooms, I would have added those as well. Minced mushrooms hide very well in ground beef dishes! I’ll include them as an option below.[Note, this post may contain affiliate links. There is also a printable version of the recipe at the end!]
I want to set something straight right from the get-go though. I am not a recipe creator. It’s just not my forte. Sometimes I throw stuff together and it comes out great (like this time). For the most part though, I am a great recipe tinkerer.
I tend to “healthify” most recipes I come across, not just to add nutritional value (or reduce excess calories), but also because that’s my way of making something my own without actually starting from nothing. I don’t plan on posting a ton of recipes, but they’ll make an appearance every once in a while. If I post a tinkered-with recipe, I’ll be sure to put a link to the one I used as a starting point. Today’s recipe was just thrown together though!
Let me know how you like it!
Let me know if you try it! I’d love to hear how it comes out for you, or if you modify it in any way.
If you want to check out my other recipes, they’re all on my Recipe Page!
A delightful bolognese sauce, bumped up with extra veggies!
Heat a large pot, over medium heat. Add a bit of olive oil.
Sauté the onions and zucchini (and mushrooms, if using) until soft. Add garlic and sauté another minute.
Add the tomatoes, sauce, and tomato paste. (If your tomato sauce is unseasoned, add 1tsp each of basil and oregano.)