Super Clean ‘Creamy Pasta’

Yeah, you read that title right.

If pasta is a no-no, then creamy pastas are the ultimate no-no. If you want to make your 700 calorie meal an 1100 calorie meal, you get a creamy pasta.

For those of us watching out weight, cream sauces are a thing of the past.

But my super clean ‘creamy pasta’ has no cream. Or butter. It is lactose free, low-carb, gluten-free, high in protein, and checks in below the 300 calorie mark.

Say whaaaaat?

I know. I know! This will satisfy even your darkest of pasta cravings.

Now, I will point out that this is made using my ‘trick pasta’ secret. If you’d like, you can easily make it with regular pasta, but mark that one down as a cheat meal.

You’re gonna need:

2 small ripe avocados

1 can diced tomatoes (try to grab the reduced sodium kind)

3 cloves of garlic, diced

½ white onion, diced

dash of olive oil

dash of lemon juice

salt and pepper

basil and oregano, to taste

Shrimp/Salmon/Chicken Breast/Whatever lean protein you’d like (I’m using shrimp)

1 cup baby spinach

Green cabbage (or pasta, if you’re on a cheat meal)

The first step of this recipe is a predictable one for me– grab your frying pan, heat up a dash of olive oil, and throw in your garlic and onion. Cook until aromatic.

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Now, add your canned tomatoes, salt and pepper, herbs, and a bit of water.

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Cook on medium heat, and let reduce. Add your shrimp!

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While your sauce is reducing, grab a bowl, and cut up your avocados.

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Mash ‘em up with a fork, and add your lemon juice. Set aside.

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Don’t forget to stir your sauce occasionally!

Now, this isn’t a necessity, but I love to sneak greens into whatever I’m eating, so I added some spinach to this sauce! It’s a great way to get nutrients and fibre, without always having to eat a plain ol’ salad.

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While your sauce is cooking down, cut up your cabbage. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, click here and check out my totally and completely awesome faux-pasta trick! Boil for about five minutes.

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Now, your sauce should look something like this…

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Pour it all into your avocado bowl, and stir it all together.

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Drain your cabbage, and put in a bowl. Top with your sauce!

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And there you have it! Impossibly good for you ‘creamy pasta’ to satisfy all of your cravings!