Slow-Cooker Vegetarian Bolognese
Beans stand in place of ground beef in this hearty vegetarian sauce that's ready when you are--thanks to the crock pot. The prep is quick and easy to do in the morning before heading off to work. When you get home, just cook up some whole-wheat pasta to serve it over and dinner is ready. If you have leftovers, freeze them for an easy meal another day.
To make ahead: Refrigerate sauce (Step 1) for up 4 days or freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw, if necessary, and reheat before serving.
3 1/2 starch, 1 1/2 fat, 1 1/2 vegetable, 1 lean protein