How To Make A Quick, Easy, Dietary-Restriction Friendly Meal

Don’t you just hate when you’re hungry & realize you haven’t been to the store yet? Rather than going to the store and buying everything you see (or maybe you just want to avoid the store all together), you make the executive decision to rummage through the cabinets. Being the experimental chef (e.g.-starving) you are, you throw together ingredients & make a masterpiece (something edible). This scenario happened here recently. I have for you a meal that’s quick, easy, & dietary-restriction friendly.

In the cabinets, we found DeBoles spaghetti noodles, Mueller’s Gluten Free Elbow noodles, & Field Day organic tomato basil sauce. Each box of noodles were about half full. The DeBoles noodles are made of brown rice, while the Mueller’s are made with corn flour and rice flour. Both types of noodles are gluten-, dairy-, & soy-free (DeBoles has the fancy certification Gluten-Free Certification Organization). Both brands of noodles are cholesterol- & saturated fat-free. Mueller’s is also sodium-free. The tomato sauce is also cholesterol-, trans-, and saturated-fat free.

The hamburger meat had been laid out earlier in the day. Yay for thinking ahead (soft of)! Of course, this can be meatless if you prefer. I’m not about that life.

How to make a quick, easy meal that's dietary-restriction friendly Click To Tweet




-Boil both packages of noodles for 14 minutes.

-Drain the noodles before running cold water over them quickly.

-Drain again.


*Meat (optional, but really good with noodles)

-Cook as directed. (I told you this was easy)

-Add in tomato sauce.


After both the meat and noodles have been cooked throughly, combine them. Some of you rebels may wish to add the sauce after combining the main ingredients; you do you. Either way: you now have a quick, easy, dietary-restriction friendly meal. You welcome.


*Nutritional info*

-Mueller’s (2 oz)

Calories: 200

Total Fat: 1g

Trans Fat: 0g

Saturated Fat: 0g

Cholesterol: 0g

Sodium: 0mg

Carbohydrates: 45g

Dietary Fiber: 1g

Sugars: 0g

Protein: 3g

-DeBoles (2 0z)

Calories: 210

Total Fat: 1g

Saturated Fat: 0g

Trans Fat: 0g

Cholesterol: 0mg


Total Carb: 46g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Sugars: 0g

Protein: 4g


Field Day (1/2 c)

Calories: 60

Total Fat: 1g

Saturated Fat: 0g

Trans Fat: 0g

Cholesterol: 0g

Sodium: 500mg

Total Carbs: 12g

Dietary Fiber: 2g

Sugars: 9g

Protein: 1g


**Disclaimer: Nikki didn’t eat this meal as she was petsitting. My mom & I enjoyed this meal very much! For some reason, Mueller’s hurts Nikki’s stomach.**


Pro tip: Someone observed that this would pair well with wine. We didn’t have any as we had not been to the store yet. I suspect they are correct.


A photo of dietary-restriction friendly pasta meal
Random concoction yumminess.


If you liked this, you’ll probably also like these dietary-restriction friendly dishes: tacos , cheezy mac,Β penne pasta, andΒ cake.

Need an easy recipe for a last minute meal that's also dietary-restriction friendly? Click To Tweet

As always, subscribe for new blogs & follow GFS on social media.

43 thoughts on “How To Make A Quick, Easy, Dietary-Restriction Friendly Meal”

  1. Some of my favorite meals at home were thrown together haphazardly. I too am an experimental chef! πŸ˜‰ More often than not, we don’t plan ahead so experiments happen regularly in our household! Haha!

  2. I def need to start watching the foods i eat. Sometimes i put a lot of junk in my body that isn’t good. I am def going to try this.

  3. I used to hate cooking until my husband started to have a gluten allergy. It challenged me to make delicious food that taste just as good as the regular food he used to eat.

    • I’m very limited in what I can do in the kitchen, so easy recipes like this are always helpful! How does your husband like the new dishes you’ve been making?

  4. I go cabinet hunting all the time to whip up some concoction when I’m hungry and in a pinch. Noodles and red sauce with or without meat is always a great choice! Looks yummy.

  5. I am always struggling to find easy and healthy meal for my family. I will defenitely try this even though I’m not gluten intolerant.

  6. This looks delicious. Unfortunately my work hours doesnt allow me to make this scrumptious ans healthy meals. I hope to change that though

    • Work hours can definitely make things difficult when it comes to trying to make healthy meals. Hopefully a dish like this is something you’ll be able to make if you ever have additional time. πŸ™‚

  7. You reminded me of my mum who’s also resourceful and conjures delicious food from what’s in the fridge! Except that she doesn’t record and share them with people! Now I’m gonna check out my fridge.

  8. This is such an easy n guilt free recipe / food. It’s so quick n easy to whip up while you’re limited on time… A definite inclusion into my next week’s menu

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.