Who doesn’t love some elbow macaroni? I used Banza chickpea pasta for this dish as I wanted the extra fiber and protein it provides that regular pasta does not. This is a wonderfully comforting dish that is low sodium and kidney stone diet safe. Give it a try and let me know what you think.Print
- Prep Time: 5 Minutes
- Cook Time: 15 Minutes
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 4 Servings 1x
- 2 Teaspoon oregano
- 2 Teaspoon cumin
- 1 Tablespoon fresh cilantro
- 1/4 green pepper
- 1/4 onion
- 1 pound ground lean turkey
- 2 Cups water
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
- 6 ounces of chickpea pasta
- 2 Tablespoon of non-fat plain greek yogurt
- Muir Glenn low sodium diced tomatoes
- 1/2 cup of frozen corn
- In a large sauce pot add the olive oil to medium high heat.
- Dice up onion and green pepper and add to pot. Add turkey and cook until no pink.
- Add diced tomato sauce, water, corn, cumin, oregano, and bring to a boil.
- Add pasta to pot and turn down heat to simmer. Pasta will be done in about 8 minutes or according to package instructions. Taste it so it doesn’t get too mushy. Chickpea pasta can go from hard to mushy in what seems like a second.
- When pasta is done, take off the burner and add greek yoghurt and cilantro.
Kidney Stone Diet Safe Tips: Ok, what is this “see notes” thing? Well without the chickpea pasta, each serving will have a little over 9 mg/oxalate. I don’t know how much oxalate is in chickpeas. Does this mean I will no longer eat them? No. I want the added protein and fiber chickpeas will bring to my plate (regular pasta doesn’t provide these things).
As you know by now, the golden rule to follow when we don’t know how much oxalate is in a particular food is to have that food once or twice a week in a normal portion size and make sure we get our daily goal of calcium met.
I added more greek yogurt to each portion to help bind any oxalate the chickpeas might have. Not worried about it too much and will also watch my oxalate intake the rest of the day by sticking with lower oxalate foods.
Add-ons here can include avocado, hot sauce (watch the sodium), garlic (when you add the onion and green pepper), chili powder, black beans (small amount as we again don’t know the oxalate level), chives, and anything else you might like in your chili mac. I added a squirt of lime, too. Your kitchen, your rules!
Oxalate: See Notes Added Sugar: Og Calcium: 100mg
- Calories: 400
- Sugar: 7g
- Sodium: 191mg
- Fat: 14g
- Saturated Fat: 3g
- Unsaturated Fat: 9g
- Trans Fat: 0g
- Carbohydrates: 38g
- Fiber: 5g
- Protein: 33g
- Cholesterol: 84mg