BEFORE THE FACELIFT
Mind you, this is the pasta only: no breadstick! Also, don't forget that the one plate is two servings, so double all of those values!
It's time for a facelift!
12 ounces chicken breast
8 ounces Ronzoni Healthy Harvest Whole Wheat Penne
2 cups baby spinach
.25 cup Philadelphia One-Third Less Fat Cream Cheese
.25 cup fat free sour cream
2 tablespoons skim milk
1 jalapeno pepper
2 tablespoons grated parmesan cheese
2 teaspoons minced garlic
2 tablespoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons black pepper
.5 tablespoon Mrs. Dash Southwest Chipotle blend
Start cooking the pasta.
Cut up the chicken into bite-sized pieces and spice it up with Mrs. Dash, pepper, and garlic powder.
Cook the chicken in olive oil and minced garlic.
Slice up your jalapeno pepper after removing ALL of the seeds AND the white flesh!
Put the peppers in a medium-heated saucepan with olive oil and minced garlic.
Add the spinach and cook it...
...until it completely wilts, like this.
Add all of the creamy ingredients (milk, cream cheese, sour cream, parmesan cheese), pepper, and garlic powder and stir until creamy.
Add the chicken.
Add the cooked and drained pasta.
296 fewer Calories (-45%)
29g less fat (-77%)
12g less saturated fat (-84%)
41mg less cholesterol (-41)
5g more fiber (+153%)
2g more protein (+7%)
904mg less sodium (-84%)
And, in my opinion, it was pretty delicious! It was very, very filling and was the perfect portion size. The spices were great especially since I didn't use any added salt. (You could add salt if you feel the need, but in my opinion the cheeses add enough sodium.)
You can find the full recipe here!
This is just the first facelift of many. Please, remember to e-mail FastFoodFacelift@gmail.com or leave a comment with some dishes you would like to see have a facelift!