Easy Mushroom Tomato Spaghetti with Bean Tomato Sauce that is plant based, high in protein and low calorie. Done in 20 minutes and also budget friendly (only $1.60 per serving).
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It can be challenging in so many ways when attempting to eat all plant based foods. A new taste, a new cooking style, and the fear of a higher grocery bill when purchasing healthier foods.
There are many benefits when choosing a plant based diet and that is why I love sharing vegan recipes that are balanced in their nutrition, budget friendly, easy to prepare, and delicious.
You don’t have to call yourself vegan to try this healthy recipe. It is always a good idea to include plant based meals in your weekly meal plan. Fruits, vegetables, nuts, seeds, and beans fuel your body with good nutrition, save money on groceries, and even help you lose weight.
Today’s recipe is a simple spaghetti dish with a Bean Tomato Sauce that your whole family will love. Blending the beans into the tomato sauce is a great way to add protein and it is so much cheaper and healthier than beef. This is also a great plant based dinner idea for children.
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How to prepare the plant based Mushroom Spaghetti Recipe with Bean Tomato Sauce
Cook the spaghetti according to the package. Add 1/2 of the canned tomatoes in the food processor with the garlic, onion, and rinsed beans (drained and rinsed).
Cook the diced mushrooms (you can also use other vegetables like broccoli) in a little bit of water (0.25 cups) for about 5 minutes, then drain the water and add the bean tomato mix to the same pot. Add the rest of the tomatoes and add seasoning. Let simmer for 3 minutes. You can add a small can of tomato paste for more tomato taste.
Serve 2 cups of spaghetti with 1/4 of the sauce. You can make your own vegan ‘parmesan’ by grinding up cashews in the food processor.