144.2…Spinach Fettuccine With Yogurt-Cream Sauce

I love when I find a recipe that tastes like it's bad for me but is actually not! Last night’s dinner turned out to be just that! I’ve had this recipe for Spinach Fettuccine with Yogurt-Cream Sauce sitting around for awhile and finally got around to making it last night. Success!
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Spinach Fettuccine with Yogurt-Cream Sauce Serves 4

Original Recipe: Self.com

  • 8 oz spinach fettuccine
  • Vegetable oil cooking spray
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 medium zucchini, thinly sliced
  • 1 medium yellow squash, thinly sliced
  • 1 small red bell pepper, cored, seeded and sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup nonfat, low-sodium chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup nonfat Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-fat Parmesan
  • 1 tablespoon light cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Cook pasta as directed on package; drain. Set aside. Coat a large skillet with cooking spray. Heat over medium-high heat; add oil. Add zucchini, squash, bell pepper and garlic. Reduce heat to low; cook until pepper begins to soften, 2 to 3 minutes. Add broth; cook until all vegetables are tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Remove from heat; add pasta, yogurt, basil, cheese, cream, salt and pepper. Toss and serve immediately.
249 calories per serving, 4.9 g fat (1.7 g saturated), 38.9 g carbs, 3.3 g fiber, 13.3 g protein
I felt like I was eating a delicious cream style pasta and I loved using the spinach fettuccine. Winner! I’m really enjoying cooking with yogurt lately!

Dessert was also a winner.
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Skinny Cow chocolate ice cream sandwich with a couple tablespoons of hot fudge on top. Oh yeah.
Warning: what you are about to see you’ve seen before:
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My breakfast. Teddie peanut butter on a waffle. Yeah, I know. I suck. BUT….I photographed it outside! I thought you’d enjoy a change of scenery since the food doesn’t change.

I took my son to a birthday party and managed to avoid all the pizza and cake. Another success for me! But by the time we got home, I was starving. I reheated some of last night’s dinner and made a big salad to go with it.
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Honestly, I’m still hungry. I’m currently drinking water and waiting to see if I’m really hungry or not. If I am, I’ll load up on some fruit.

Tonight we are going out to dinner with some friends to an Italian restaurant. I’ve already looked at the menu online and have a couple of different healthy options in mind. I may splurge on some wine though. I think I deserve it. :)

Do you check out online menus before going out to eat?

What was the best thing you ate all weekend?


  1. That pasta looks wonderful! I picked up some spinach noodles the other day and I can't wait to use them. This sounds delicious.

    Yes, I do check out menus ahead of time whenever possible. :) The best thing I ate this weekend? Zucchini Waffles. Yes, that's 4 times in less than a month. My kids adore them. (That's my story and I'm sticking to it!) Plus, no oil and little sugar makes me feel pretty good about it.

  2. I always check out the menu online before I go. It helps me make better choices. Good job on avoiding Pizza. My all time weakness~!!!

  3. The pasta looks good - love that it has zucchini in it! I always look at menu's on-line! Even when I'm going to Panera. It's a sickness.

  4. I enjoy looking up menus online, because it gets me excited to go to the restaurant. The best thing I ate this weekend was the seabass we grilled last night and topped with mango avocado salsa. SO.GOOD!

  5. This pasta looks wonderful! Love the idea of hot fudge on that skinny cow- nice!

    Good for you for passing up on pizza and cake - woo! I do check the menu first - helps me focus a bit!

  6. I never look at a menu before, for some reason it ruins the surprise and fun of going out to eat. I guess I am the odd ball ;)

  7. That dish looks so creamy - love it! Always save your calories for wine :D

    Hope you have a great Monday!

  8. I've never thought to use yogurt for a cream sauce! If it's healthy, I can eat a bigger portion, right!?

  9. that pasta looks really good - and not too to bad for you either!


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