I am doing this diet with some friends this month, it's called Game On! The main thing is watching portion size and avoiding sweets, sugars, and those type of things. I was trying to find some recipes that I could make for my family for dinner that we all could enjoy. My hubby doesn't like "healthy food" so it can be a bit of a challenge. I have been craving something with pesto so I decided to see what I could throw together. I think it was a hit. The hubby ate 2 plates of it (he even wanted to eat the leftovers the next day) and my daughter ate 2 servings as well. I liked it because it wasn't heavy, yet it was filling. Pair it with a salad and some rolls and you've got a great meal on your hands.
1 c. pesto (either make your own or use the packet)
1/2 onion diced
2 chicken breast halves
10 oz. pasta (whatever kind you would like)
1/4 c. Parmesan cheese, grated (I used the Kraft in the bottle)
1 c. fresh spinach, chopped
1 tbsp. oil
poultry seasonings (to taste)
garlic (to taste)
Prepare the pasta according to package directions. Prepare pesto. For a creamy pesto, use a bit of milk or cream instead of water.
Cook until onions are soft. In a large bowl, combine pesto, pasta, and chicken. Mix until well covered. This could be served either warm or cold.