Over the years of trying to take my favorite dishes and make them healthier, I think I have finally learned how to make this dish, healthy and easy.
Which is exactly what I need in my life!
You with me?
My Secrets for a Healthier Alfredo!
3. Saute the chicken in light oil.
This is one of the easiest ways we mess our weightloss meal plans up. We use fatty cooking oils. I like to use extra light olive oil, or I might use an avocado based oil. While the avocado based oil is not light, it is a 'good' fat based oil. I don't use it on every meal, or even every day, just every once in a while.
4. Add another veggie!
I add either broccoli, sweet peas or cut up asparagus. Yes, sweet peas. My kids eat all three, but sweet peas are one of their favorites, and it is another way to get more veggies in their foods! Win.
5. Don't Mix all the Ingredients together.
Let me explain. When we mix all the ingredients to a pasta dish together while we are trying to eat healthy, we get lost on how much we are actually eating. Serve each part of this meal as its own side; portion out your pasta or squash, then the meat, then the veggie, then the sauce.
How It All Pulls Together
1. Saute three, diced up, chicken breasts in a frying pan, with garlic, a pinch of salt and pepper- to taste.
2. Boil the broccoli.
3. Boil pasta or shred pre-cooked spaghetti squash.
4. Portion out your bowls with each component of the dish
5. Mix and serve.
That is it. How easy?
The Kent Krew's Spaghetti Squash Alfredo Macro Breakdown
Calories: 279 Fat: 12.2g Carbs: 19.8g Sugar: 7.8g Protein: 29
*Spaghetti squash instead of pasta
Favorite Cooking Utensils:
Hey Ya'll! My name is Amy, I am a girl mom (times two), married to one of my favorite guys, a daughter, a Jesus follower and so much more. I love preworkout and a great sweat, I collect books like trophies, I love to cook but hate a dirty kitchen. I love grungy country music, bell bottom pants, turquoise (the mineral) and converses. Our house is full of love and laughter as we navigate this busy life together, focusing on keeping the important parts of life the biggest parts, and building a healthy and safe place in our family of four!