As a recent college grad, I can safely say that I have perfected the art form that is creating pasta. Regular red sauce, fettuccine alfredo, or sometimes, when I’m feeling adventurous, I try different low-fat vinaigrettes, or subbing sliced yellow squash noodles or spaghetti squash. You name it, I’ve probably attempted to make it. I love pasta. It’s the perfect go-to when you’re having friends or family over. Quick, affordable, and easy to create.
Pasta is an excellent source of complex carbohydrates (just be sure to use whole grain noodles for at least half of your dish). Pasta is so versatile and can be a great way to consume your vegetables, lean meats, and healthy fats for the day. Today, we’re putting a healthier spin on spaghetti.
This cilantro lime shrimp and avocado pasta recipe has so many elements that add more nutritious value to your meal while lowering the sodium content. The pasta noodles are coated in a creamy sauce made with avocado, spinach, cilantro, lime juice, and spices. Then, topped with grilled shrimp.
It has fiber and complex carbohydrates from the noodles, healthy fats from the avocados, and lean protein from the shrimp. Serve with a side of fruit salad and a glass of milk and kam bam! You have all of your food groups for that one meal! Hope you all enjoy it as much as I do.