My New Diet…
I eat everything and hope for a miracle.
Okay not really. I’m not on a diet at all. In fact I don’t believe in that word, but that is another discussion for another day.
And although I do eat whatever I want right now, I’m pregnant after all, I do try and come up with meals that are balanced. If not for me, and my unborn child, then for my 3 year old. I’m still hoping that one day she will have healthier eating habits for me.
So every night around six I’m staring at the fridge thinking what in the ever-loving world am I going to serve my daughter that is balanced and healthy. Now I know I’m a lucky one. My kid will try anything and will eat most everything. HOWEVER she’s still a kid and would prefer candy, sugar, chocolate, more sugar, snacks, pizza, cheese, peanut butter, did I mention sugar. You get the idea, although I’m guessing many of you have experienced it often between the time you wake up and the time your kiddos go to bed.
As I stare at my fridge getting ready for dinner tonight I thought I’d share what I’ve decided to serve. Because it’s easy, and it’s yummy and my kid actually loves it, and it’s healthy. And there is a high likelihood that your little will like it, and I’m sure you will like it.
1 head of broccoli
1 box of pasta
3-4 cloves of garlic
Salt and pepper to taste
Optional: Red Chili flakes
Optional: protean- I like chicken sausage, chicken, pork or shrimp cooked
Clean head of broccoli and cut off major part of the stem. Feel free to break into florets if easier. Boil in salt water for about 3-5 minutes, until soft/fork tender.
While this is cooking, chop and sauté garlic. Add uncooked shrimp now if you are using shrimp.
Place cooked broccoli into the sauté pan. Add cooked meat if you are doing so.
Add pasta into the boiling water and cook until al dente.
Break up head or florets of broccoli until it is falling apart completely/disintegrating.
Put cooked pasta into the sauté pan with 1 cup of pasta water.
Add Parmesan cheese, salt, pepper and chili flakes to taste.
Serve a healthy meal full of broccoli that feels like it’s just pasta with pesto.
See told you- EASY!
Posted on March 10, 2017, in Food, Motherhood and tagged broccoli pasta, cheese, diet, easy meals, easy recipes, Healthy, Healthy Eating, mom life, momlife, Motherhood, recipe, Working Mom. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.