Fettuccine Broc-fredo

The pasta bowl I had for lunch really reminded me of fettuccine Alfredo… only with less butter and more veggies!

Pasta, Cheese and Broccoli Please!

Creating meals that taste indulgent but are actually quite healthy is one of my favorite challenges.

Today my lunch included:

  • Carba Nada egg fettuccine noodles
  • Parmesan cheese
  • One Laughing Cow light French onion cheese wedge
  • Broccoli florets

Get in Mah Belly!

A year ago if you would’ve told me I’d enjoy broccoli, I’d think you were crazy. Now my love for the green florets is flourishing. I wonder what foods I will learn to love in 2010. Catfish? No. Never.

Have I ever tried catfish? No. Would I ever try catfish? No. It creeps me out! A fish with whiskers? C’mon!

My extreme aversion to catfish stems from my high school days when I would go tubing on a lake with friends. One time my friend Michaela and I fell off the tube and our friend who was driving the boat did not pick us up right away.

Instead he circled us with the boat and he and our friends told us about a giant catfish in the lake. I pictured myself being engulfed by a big beady-eyed catfish.

Giant Catfish

Creepy, right!?

Ever since then catfish give me the heebie jeebies. Then Ryan told me catfish grunt and that officially sealed the deal. No catfish for this girl.

What foods have you previously disliked  that you now love?

This list is comprised of only vegetables for me:

  • Broccoli
  • Mushrooms
  • Sweet potatoes
  • Asparagus