Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Broccoli Pesto Pasta and 150 calorie pint of Ice Cream!

Every time I cook Salmon for some reason I feel like I have to have broccoli too! 
I wanted to try something different than my usual roasted broccoli on the side so I made a broccoli pesto pasta. I boiled the broccoli and the whole wheat rotini together. I took out the broccoli when it was tender and put it in the food processor with olive oil, garlic, and a few pecans. I seasoned it with salt, pepper, and red pepper flake. 
After the pasta was cooked I drained it and tossed it with the broccoli pesto. 

It was so good that I saved a little to eat cold like pasta salad for lunch today! 

I made a chicken wrap from heaven to go with it. I cooked chicken in a skillet with honey and balsamic reduction. 

I seasoned it liberally with black pepper and put it on a whole wheat tortilla with goat cheese and fresh strawberries. 

I think next time I will add spinach leaves but today I didn't have any. 
This would also be great over spinach as a salad instead of a wrap. 
SO AMAZING! Try it for real!

Last night (aka 3am nursing session) I was looking through old blog posts for some inspiring healthy breakfast ideas. 
I came across my post about banana flax muffins and knew I had to have them this morning for breakfast. 

Banana, Oat, Flax Muffins 

3/4 cup whole wheat flour 
1/2 cup oats 
1/4 cup brown sugar 
2 tbs. ground flax seed 
1 tsp. cinnamon 
1/2 tsp baking soda 
1 tsp. baking powder 
1/4 tsp salt 
1 egg 
2 1/2 tbs coconut oil 
1/4 tsp vanilla 
1 mashed banana 
1/2 cup almond milk 
1/4 cup chopped pecans 

Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes 

These are so dang good! You really have to try them. 


Yes thats a pint of Ice Cream for 150 calories. 

They have several flavors and I wasn't dissapointed. On the container it says to let it thaw for about 5-10 minutes because when its fresh from the freezer its not super creamy since there is not fat. 
It does become delicious after a few minutes at room temp and it is seriously a great dessert option if you are watching your calorie and sugar consumption. 

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