Don't run, we need carbs! I love pasta just like anyone else, and I definitely don't deprive myself of it. Instead of swapping out one of my favorites, I add in some healthy options to make it a well rounded meal. A source of protein, a health fat, vegetable and carb is all you really need! Obviously, change as you wish. I always have fresh vegetables in the house, so typically when making this dish, I'll add in whatever vegetables that may begin to go bad. I've had zucchini and peppers in a different variation, as well as arugula tomatoes. I've also swapped out the pasta for gluten free pasta, brown rice, chickpea, etc. I prefer to use cheese alternatives, but like I always say, make it how you like it! Let me know what you think in the comments!
Whole wheat penne pasta
1 cup Fresh broccoli
1/2 white onion
Handful of baby carrots
Grilled chicken (2 breasts)
Grated alternative parmesan cheese
2 cups of fresh spinach
Salt and pepper
Boil water and when beginning to boil, add pasta. In a sauce pan, heat your olive oil and minced garlic. Add in your vegetables to sauté with salt and pepper, and a squeeze of lemon. Cook your chicken either in a sauté pan or air fryer. I seasoned my chicken with garlic powder, salt, pepper, and lemon juice. I then added the chicken into the air fryer for 12 minutes. When your pasta is cooked to your liking, strain and add to the vegetables in the pan. Once mixed, portion into bowls, adding your grilled chicken on top. Top off with grated cheese and enjoy!
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