Thursday, September 17, 2015

Homemade Low Fat Chicken Broccoli Alfredo




Good Thursday Afternoon to everyone.  I hope you have had a wonderful week so far.  It is almost over and the weekend will be here again.  I don't know about you but this week has seemed to flown by.

So as some of you know, I have been trying to lose weight.  Yes I know it won't happen over night but I keep falling off of the wagon so to speak.  I am back up 15 lbs from May.  Anyway, with that being said, I need to find a way to make stuff that taste good, fools my stomach and is low in fat.  Yeah I know it sounds impossible but it isn't.

I have been craving Chicken Alfredo but the Alfredo sauce is high in fat so I knew I had to find an alternative for it.  I came across THIS recipe for the sauce and thought what the hell.  It says it is only 6 gms of fat but I am sure it is a bit more depending on the type of cheese you use.  It is extremely simple to make and I had everything already except for the skim milk.  My family is a whole milk family.  Except for me, of course the only time I drink milk is with the Chips Ahoy cookies or the Nestle Quick.  Those are my treats and very rare that I have them.

So the recipe says to double it if you are adding meat to it which I did.  I even bought a bag of frozen broccoli cutlets that was on sale 10 for $10 at Kroger and added that as well.  It was so super simple to make.  I cooked the chicken, or should I say I steamed it, then I added the broccoli and let that cook in with it.  Next was time to start the sauce.  I followed the directions to a T only difference is that it lets you decide how thick you want the sauce by how long you cook the base.  I think I cooked mine a little to long because it was a little too thick.  I cooked up some fettuccine noodles and threw some garlic bread in the oven.

Everything was absolutely amazing.  I have to honestly say that the sauce was better than anything that I have ever bought in the store.  I honestly could have just sat there with a spoon and ate the sauce alone.  No one else would have been happy in my house but I sure would have.

So have you tried reduced fat homemade Alfredo sauce before?  Did you find it easy or difficult to make?  Do you enjoy making things from scratch like that, or almost scratch should I say?

I would love to hear your thoughts on low fat meals and what your family thinks about them.  I am super excited to try new things with food and who knows I might pick yours.

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