Sunday, January 13, 2008


I love my pasta. As an athlete, carbohydrates are important in my diet. As a fitness model, I have to stay in photo shoot shape 24/7, so too many carbs can give me a bit of a ponch.
How can I find a perfect balance of not eating a lot of carbs, but enough to give me the energy I need to train? Check out this Low-Fat Fettuccine Alfredo recipe.

1 tbsp reduced fat butter
2 garlic cloves, crushed
1 tbsp all-purpose flour
1 cup fat-free milk
1/4 cup fat-free cream cheese
1/4 cup Parmesan cheese
1 cup broccoli florets
1 small red bell pepper, seeded and cut into strips
1 small carrot, thinly sliced
10 ounces fettuccine

Boil pasta according to instructions. Meanwhile, steam vegetables in a steamer basket over a pot of shallow boiling water until slightly tender: about 3 minutes.
Melt the butter in a nonstick saucepan.

Add garlic and sauté gently for 1 minute. Whisk in flour to form a paste, then add the milk gradually, stirring constantly until thickened. Stir in cream cheese and Parmesan. Keep stirring until smooth.

Combine hot pasta and vegetables in a large bowl. Add sauce and toss well to coat. Garnish with some parsley or chives. It makes 4 servings.

Per Serving: Calories 353, Calories from Fat 38, Total Fat 4.3g (sat 2.2g), Cholesterol 10mg, Sodium 238mg, Carbohydrate 62.5g, Fiber 3.7g, Protein 16.2g

Cook Time: 10min
Course: Entree
Special: Low Fat

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