Wednesday, July 5, 2023

Mushroom, Tomato & Goat Cheese Cavatappi

 Mushroom, Tomato & Goat Cheese Cavatappi with Herb-Roasted Zucchini

Tonight's meal is a meatless selection from Factor 75.  It’s vegetarian, not vegan; it’s also my favorite so far.

Done well, I prefer good mushrooms to medium-quality meat, and these were done well.  This is the second dish I’ve gotten served over a cauliflower-based cavatappi, again trying to make your carbs count.  If you’re shooting for less than 300g of carbs per day, this entire meal is only 44g.

Goat cheese is a factor in weight loss in that it’s digested more easily than cow’s cheese.  It can also have the effect of making you feel more full than cow’s milk cheese.   The main reason to use goat cheese, though, is its tangy fresh goodness.  I’d put goat cheese on anything.

This is the second time I’ve had a dish with their Herb-Roasted Zucchini as a side.  Side dishes can be carb and fat bombs, Factor 75 wisely spends those calories in the main dish while making the side dish still very enjoyable.  It might have been on two meals this week because zucchini is in season.  Using seasonal vegetables is a very good sign.  

With good mastication, it took about thirty minutes to prepare and eat tonight’s meal.  That’s two minutes for heating and twenty-eight for enjoying.  With wine and a dinner partner, this could easily stretch to an hour.  At 440 calories and a good time, you can’t go wrong.

Nutrition Per Serving Per Serving

Calories         440kcal
Fat         23g
Saturated Fat 12g
Carbohydrate 44g
Sugar 13g
Dietary Fiber 6g
Protein 15g
Cholesterol 105mg
Sodium         890mg

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