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Thursday, January 24, 2013

Fettuccine Alfredo with Shrimp

In these cold winter months it is nice not to always have stews, soups or roasts. We still want our comfort food, though, and pasta dishes are a great way to lighten up and still feel comforted.

We recently enjoyed Rocco Dispirito's Fettuccine Alfredo with Shrimp for dinner. It is online but I originally found it in his book- Now Eat This Diet! What I like about his cookbook is that he has re-tooled old favorites so they can fit into a mindful daily menu. As a chef he has worked to make sure the flavors, texture and aromas are still there. A mighty feat but I have found his recipes are consistently good and satisfying. He even compares the typical calories of each dish to the calories of his re-tooled dishes of the same kind. For this dish the "before and after" comparison is - Before~1120 and After~374. It is also, as you can see, visually appealing.

To round out the meal I included a Simple Romaine Salad with 2 tablespoons of Lite Balsamic Vinaigrette for 60 calories. Total calories for the meal were 434.