On Sunday after church we went to a Japanese Restaurant for lunch, then went hiking at Rocky Ridge followed by Rita’s Italian Ice before heading back to Pittsburgh! A day filled with a lot of my favorite things, including spending time with my parents. The Exercise trail at Rocky Ridge is always a fun time!
This weekend was the beginning of lots of weekends to look forward to, then summer with even more to look forward too! I love that feeling!
Last week I was so busy that I didn’t eat dinner at home once. This week I was excited to plan out meals and start cooking and eating at home again. We’re getting into different types of foods for the spring/summer season and I’m excited to try several new recipes, including a lot of salad. Last night however, I made a hearty meal of Broccoli, Chicken, and Pasta with Healthier Alfredo Sauce. We went for a bike ride last night so I thought this would be a good, fulfilling meal to have. And it was!
I had John grill a chicken breast on our George Foreman with a little bit of salt and pepper before I got home to save some time.
Then I boiled water on the stove, and added the pasta and broccoli. Brought to a boil again, and boiled for about 8 minutes or until the pasta was al dente or however you like it.
Healthier Alfredo Sauce
1 tbsp butter or oil
3 cloves garlic minced
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp dried oregano
1/2 c 0% Greek yogurt
1/2 c grated parmesan cheese
2-4 tbsp water
Melt butter or oil, then add minced garlic. Saute for about 1 minute.
Stir in salt, pepper, basil, and oregano. Cook for another 2 minutes.
Add Greek yogurt and stir until softened.
Add cheese. Stir until combined and cheese starts to melt.
Add water to desired sauce consistency. Stirring until sauce is heated through and cheese is melted.
Drain pasta and broccoli and put back in pot over low heat. Stir in chicken chopped into bite sized pieces. Add Alfredo Sauce. Stir until combined.
Serve with a little more Parmesan cheese on top, and you’ve got that delicious Alfredo Sauce you crave with a fraction of the calories. Enjoy!