How are ya all doing today?
I know, I know. I am crazy for having such a busy fitness schedule, but I can’t deny my loves.
And yes, for all that activity, I eat pllleennnttty. Like all day long, actually.
Thus, some meals for me must be filling (and healthy) to keep my satisfied with that kind of schedule.
On that note, you all know I love easy (healthy) meals, especially because my life is a tad bit crazy right now (see above). I just don’t DO complicated meals or recipes. No freaking way.
However, I do want to make nice meals for me and my husband so we don’t just eat sandwiches each night.
Just only every other night.
Hah. I kid.
I have created a satisfying dinner meal that comes together quickly & deliciously–and it’s husband approved! Woot.
We both love pesto, so I wanted to create a creamy pasta dish that would be both filling & delicious, yet healthy.
Using whole wheat noodles & Silk PureAlmond are the secrets to making the dish both creamy & healthy. Who’s to say healthy can’t be yummy?!
Creamy Pesto Noodles
- 1 package (16 ounces) Whole Wheat noodles (Fettuccine or Linguine)
- 1/2 cup prepared pesto
- 1 cup Silk Pure Almond Unsweetened Original
- 1 Tb butter
- 1 Tb salt
- 1 onion
- 2 bell peppers chopped
- 1/4 cup fresh grated Parmesan
- Cook noodles as directed via package
- In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat; add in chopped onion and cook until translucent
- Chop bell peppers and add to cooked onions. Let cook for 4 minutes.
- Whisk in the Silk for a few minutes until bubbly; add in pesto. Reduce heat
- Drain the pasta and pour the sauce into the pasta. Add the salt.
- Toss and serve with fresh Parmesan on top.
Makes 6 servings / Per serving: 435 calories, 14.9 grams fat, 71.2 grams carbohydrates, 9.3 grams fiber, 4 grams sugar, 16.2 grams protein / (28 calories saved per serving by using PureAlmond)
Just be aware that it’s so good, you might want to eat the whole pot…..there are 6 servings, so enjoy this with your family.
Pretty sure I haven’t posted a recipe on this blog for over a month. Yikes. It migggghhhtttt be an indication of how often I cook a ‘real’ meal instead of leftovers, sandwiches, and turkey burgers. Ahhh well. You must choose your priorities at various stages in your life! Right now, making lavish meals is NOT on my list.
But the husband was fooled with this meal! We kept mmmmmming our way through this dinner (and the 2nd time I made it too)! YUMM.
Have a GREAT day, friends! <3
What is one way YOU make a recipe healthier?? What is YOUR standard meal at YOUR house?? What is YOUR fall-back menu item?? <–spinach/cheese/turkey paninis or turkey burgers