Everybody knows Italian food is delicious, but heavy, creamy dishes like fettuccine alfredo can pack a ton of calories. Luckily, TV host, author and “foodologist” Hungry Girl Lisa Lillien has a diet-friendly version of this classic dish that features shirataki tofu noodles instead of traditional pasta and a lighter version of the cream sauce. Not only are these substitutes healthy, but they’re tasty too!
Makes one serving
1 package tofu shirataki fettuccine shaped noodle substitute
1 tsp reduced fat sour cream
1 wedge spreadable light Swiss cheese
1/2 cup frozen broccoli florets, thawed
1/2 cup chopped spinach
3 oz. frozen ready-to-eat medium shrimp, thawed
2 tsp reduced-fat parmesan-style grated topping
Optional seasonings: salt, black pepper
Use a strainer to rinse and drain noodles. Thoroughly pat dry. Roughly cut noodles.
Bring a skillet sprayed with nonstick spray to medium heat. Add noodles, sour cream, and cheese wedge, breaking the wedge into pieces. Cook and stir until cheese has melted, mixed with sour cream, and coated noodles.
Stir in broccoli, shrimp, spinach and parmesan-style topping. Cook and stir until hot, 2 to 3 minutes. Enjoy!
Recipe courtesy of Lisa Lillien