Have any of you tried the broccoli pasta recipe I posted a few months ago? Well if you have, and you liked it, but want a healthy alternative, try this. It’s basically the same sauce turned into a soup and with white beans subbed in for dairy. So good!
This is one of those dishes that we tried once for a weeknight dinner, and loved it so much, that it’s now turned into a staple in our house. It’s fast, easy, healthy, and filling. It also requires very few ingredients, so it’s a great option for anyone who wants to avoid searching for a lot of different items at the grocery store.
This is another easy, healthy dinner. I’m posting it in honor of the health kick I need to go on after all the eating I did in the last 10 days of vacation. I was in NYC for a friend’s bridal shower, then in Charleston with Dave and my parents, and then in DC with my parents. And oh my god, did we eat well. So much amazing food!
So to combat all that good southern BBQ, I am sharing another one of my favorite healthy dinners. The other great thing about this recipe is that it also involves very few ingredients (mostly stuff you already have in the kitchen), which I love. The chicken takes about 15 minutes to prep, and then 50 minutes to cook, and then I just served ours with some broccoli that I’d sauteed on the stove for a few minutes in a little bit of olive oil (you could also do a tablespoon or two of butter). Very low maintenance dinner! You could probably even throw some veggies in the pan with the chicken if you wanted to make it even easier!
For some reason, I’ve been in a pasta mood lately (perhaps it has to do with the fact that it’s winter and I’ve accepted that I won’t see a bathing suit for months). One of my favorite pasta dishes is my mom’s pesto pasta, but this requires homegrown basil, not something I currently have. So to make up for this, I made this dish, which uses broccoli to make a pesto like sauce that is delicious. I highly recommend it if you’re looking for a pasta dish on the healthier side.
I’m all about easy dinners to make. As many of my friends know, I used to make the same couple things for dinner every week (they involved a lot of spinach, hummus, and tortilla chips). But this summer when I moved into my new apartment with Dave, I set a goal of trying new things every week. And so far, I think I’ve done a pretty decent job. So here’s a recipe of one of the new things I just tried that was easy, fast, delicious, and healthy.