I can tell you that I don't have pasta as often as I used to but, when I do want it this is a great option! Packed with protein believe it or not too.
I preach balance so I don't think that you need to cut out pasta forever. At the end of the day everything needs to be in moderation and maybe not every single day. There is always a way to make it healthier for you if you choose and if it fits into your plan!
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Rather than giving you this huge long story about why I made this recipe or what it entails, let's get right to the recipe!
- 1/2 cup whole wheat pasta
- 6 ounces grilled chicken
- 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
- 2 tsp grated Parmesan cheese
- 1/4 cup shredded mozzarella
- pepper and garlic to taste
You'll need to of course cook the pasta according to the box and grill your chicken that is needed. You can use less chicken if you don't need quite as much protein in your day or for this meal. You can even use another protein like tuna if you want. It's completely customizeable to you!
After cooking the pasta and chicken, you will need to make your "sauce" or mock Alfredo pasta sauce.
Add your greek yogurt, grated parmesan cheese, garlic powder, black pepper, and 1/2 of the mozzarella needed for the recipe. I personally like a thicker sauce, but you could also add 1 tsp of almond milk or water to make it not as thick.
Mix it all in a bowl and sprinkle the remaining shredded mozzarella on top! You can prep a few of these for the week or just one whenever you are wanting some pasta in your life.
Don't forget the veggies! This makes a great meal by adding some roasted broccoli mixed in or on the side.
Heating this up in the microwave will also allow the cheese to melt too if prepping ahead of time.
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Us girls that go through prep have to be creative when it comes to sticking to our plan. This recipe is for one serving and the macros come to: 46g C / 58g P / 15g F and 525 calories.