For years, I wouldn’t even let myself think about heavy, high-calorie dishes like pasta alfredo — too dangerous if I wanted to keep off the pounds I lost. And then I realized you don’t need cream to make this Italian favorite.
Just 1/2 cup of heavy cream contains 207 calories, 22 grams of fat and 14 grams of saturated fat. So simply cutting out that one ingredient can do wonders on a recipe’s overall nutrition profile.
This skinny alfredo recipe is perfect for Meatless Mondays or any day you’re craving some serious comfort food without the huge serving of saturated fat. Add chicken or shrimp if you really want the protein.