Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Salmon Veggie Penne Alfredo

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Today was GPP Birthday! We had a party all day long, with giveaways and free food to fuel and recover with pre and post this sweat fest!
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source via gppfit.com
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Janetha and I both tackled the workout first thing this morning! Here we are post workout. Very sweaty…. super sweaty.. it takes true blogger love to stick together for 2.2 seconds to take a picture. Okay not really… Bloggers take pictures regardless of the smelly, dirty, or sweaty, situation. Right?!

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Here is a few of the besties post their workout. I pretty much lived in my sweat today. Yep.
I love this workout so much that it sounded more appealing to do again rather then running for 30 minutes tonight so I went back later and did it one more time.. Phew! Those rough boy squats were a bit tougher and uglier that 2nd round. 7 minutes of pure “heaven.”
LUNCH:
My twins LOVE noodles, and they pick around their vegetables. Today I combined them and they ate the entire bowl! It was pretty amazing!
Salmon Veggie Penne Alfredo
serves 4
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Are you ready for this?
Here is a healthy alternative for a classic comfort food.
Ingredients:
1 pkg Brown rice penne pasta
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For sauce:1 tablespoon smart balance butter
1/2 tbs minced garlic
1/4 tsp. xanthan gum
Pinch of ground nutmeg
3/4 cup organic low-sodium chicken broth
3/4 cup freshly grated parmesan cheese
1 container of chobani plain Greek yogurt
Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
Veggies/Meat: You can use any combination of veggies you have on hand. I had some left over salmon in the fridge so I used that but chicken or even canned tuna would work as well.
  • 1/2 purple onion diced
  • 1/2 C. mushrooms sliced
  • 1/2 red pepper, yellow pepper and orange pepper
  • 5 Asparagus spears diced
  • Cherry tomatoes
  • 12 oz. Salmon
Directions:

Prepare pasta by cooking according to package directions.
While pasta cooks, melt butter in a large nonstick sauté pan over medium heat. Add garlic and cook two minutes.
Combine xanthan gum and nutmeg in a small bowl; whisk in chicken broth until smooth. Pour into sauté pan, raise the heat, until sauce is at a simmer, whisking occasionally.
Add 1/2 cup of the cheese and whisk until melted. Remove pan from heat.
Whisk in yogurt until smooth. Remove from heat
In separate pan sauté veggies- I went with purple onion, asparagus, green, red and yellow peppers (Leave tomatoes out to top it off at the end.)
Heat up/cook your salmon.
Toss fettuccine with sauce then mix in veggies and salmon and top with cherry tomatoes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
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This dish is very filling. It has all and everything you need high protein, carb, healthy fats to get you through your afternoon. I love stuffing as many veggies as possible into my pastas!
ENJOY!!
We spent the night hanging out at the park with cousins and grandpa. I love seeing these huge smiles on T and Bee’s face’s
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PURE JOY! And yes, baby went swinging and sliding with  all night long.
Question of the Day:
What is your favorite pasta?
What gives you pure joy in your life?

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