It was a little challenging, though, to cook something without any oil or any of my favorite spices. I only had my Santa Maria seasoning and black pepper, totally forgot to take olive oil. But thank goodness, there was a Raley just down the street so we went and got some cooking spray. Luckily, the condo came with a bbq so we did a lot of grilling. We also bought some tortellini and pesto, too. Sometimes, I have to tell myself that premade/precooked meals are perfectly fine... especially on vacation!
Chicken and apple sausage with brown rice.
This was actually a fabulous meal! We had this for lunch one day and I loved it. It was my first experience with the chicken sausages and they tasted delicious! And they have very low calories compared to normal sausages. Oh and the brown rice was just perfect with the sausages. Look for chicken and apple sausages at your grocery store. I totally recommend them!
Cheese Tortellini w/ Pesto
These tortellinis have a great, rich flavor of cheese and went perfectly with the pesto. I used a store-bought pesto, about 1 cup of it.
Mushroom Burger w/ Pesto
Oh this was absolutely my favorite meal during the vacation. It was a little challenging to saute the mushrooms without any oil, but the cooking spray worked fine with a little bit of water to soften the mushrooms. I added some Santa Maria seasoning (which is a combination of garlic powder, garlic salt, Italian seasoning, black pepper, etc) to the mushrooms and they tasted wonderful. I also sprayed some cooking spray (It was butter flavored) on the buns and grilled them and boy, they were perfect! Spreading one tablespoonful of basil pesto on the bun was my husband's idea and to my surprise, I absolutely loved it! You should definitely try it, if you are a fan of mushrooms and/or pesto. Yum!